I have fibula fracture the pons is not separated but slightly (on to two mm)slides. both sides of the fracture are close together.i could move on my leg after the accident with medium pain. the specialized doctor diagnostic show that it does not require surgery, and plaster is but around ankle and up my leg. how much time i need to recover. and can i but weight on my foot
Fractures generally take 6-8 weeks to heal. The doctor may take x-rays to see if the gap has closed before deciding to take you out of the cast. As to how quickly you will be able to put weight on the ankle, it will depend on now quickly the gap closes. Again, 6-8 weeks is normal. Because the fibula is not a weight bearing bone you can generally put weight on it fairly soon after the gap has closed.
Hope this helps!
~JTrempe PT, ATC