What is a closed reduction of ankle?

Reduction of ankle dislocation is surgery to re-set the ankle joint to heal properly. Sometimes a doctor can reposition the joint adequately without surgery, which is called a closed reduction. An abnormal separation between the bones of a joint is called a dislocation.

What is closed reduction fracture?

Closed reduction is a procedure to set (reduce) a broken bone without cutting the skin open. The broken bone is put back in place, which allows it to grow back together. It works best when it is done as soon as possible after the bone breaks.

How long does a closed ankle fracture take to heal?

Your provider may do x-rays periodically after your injury to see how your ankle is healing. Your provider will let you know when you can return to regular activities and sports. Most people need at least 6 to 10 weeks to fully heal.

How is closed reduction done?

How is a closed reduction done? Your doctor will give you medicine to help you relax and help with pain. The doctor will push or pull the ends of the fractured bone until they line up. This part of the procedure is called reduction.

How long does closed reduction take?

Healing can take anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks. How quickly you heal will depend on: Your age. The size of the bone that broke.

Can I walk on my broken ankle after 6 weeks?

If you don’t need surgery, you might be able to walk on your own within six to eight weeks. If your fracture did require surgery, you may get a walking cast after two weeks; four to six weeks later, you may be able to apply some weight and be moved to a cast with a walker or crutches.

In what type of fracture would closed reduction most likely occur?

A partial fracture would likely require closed reduction. A compound fracture would require open reduction.

How long does a closed reduction take to heal?

It can be done by an orthopedic surgeon (bone doctor) or a primary care provider who has experience doing this procedure. After the procedure, your broken limb will be placed in a cast. Healing can take anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.

How long do you have to do physical therapy for a broken ankle?

In general, physical therapy for a broken ankle lasts about 6 to 8 weeks. Your personal experience with PT may be shorter or longer depending on your specific injury.