Common questions How long does it take for the talus bone to heal?

How long does it take for the talus bone to heal?

How long does it take for the talus bone to heal?

Recovery. The recovery from a talus fracture can be lengthy because until the bone is healed, you cannot place weight on your foot. Therefore, most talus fractures require a minimum of six to 12 weeks of protection from weight-bearing. 8 In more significant injuries, the time may be longer.

How do you treat a talus bone bruise?

Treatment for a bone bruise may include:

  1. Resting the bone or joint.
  2. Applying ice to the area several times a day.
  3. Raising the injury above the level of your heart to reduce swelling.
  4. Taking medicine to reduce pain and swelling.
  5. Wearing a brace or other device to limit movement, if needed.

What is talus contusion?

Osteochondral lesions are injuries to the talus (the bottom bone of the ankle joint). These injuries range from mild bruising to more severe damage such as blistering of the cartilage layers, cyst-like lesions within the bone, or fracture of the cartilage and bone layers.

How serious is a talus fracture?

Talus fractures are quite severe injuries and can lead to longstanding problems with the foot and ankle. There are early and late complications. Early complications most often are related to the significant swelling that can occur after these injuries, which can cause wound problems and infection.

How do you treat a talus stress fracture?

Treatment of a talar stress fracture

  1. Treatment usually involves six weeks immobilization in a plaster cast.
  2. Surgery to remove the lateral process of the talus bone is sometimes done, as this can speed up the healing process.
  3. Biomechanical correction of any overpronation with orthotic inserts is done if required.

How painful is a talus fracture?

Symptoms of a talar fracture include acute pain, and the inability to walk or weight bear on the foot, and severe swelling, bruising and tenderness. Location of pain and type of pain or discomfort can vary depending on the type of injury to the talus listed below.

How long does a bone bruise hurt for?

Bone bruises are usually painful and often last a week or two, but the duration of the bruise can vary greatly and can be altered by the way a person treats the injury. A bone bruise typically occurs when your bone hits something that is hard enough to crack the cortex.

What is the recovery time for a bruise?

Bruises generally cause pain, swelling, and tenderness over a black and blue area of skin discoloration. As it heals, it often changes from black and blue to green and yellow. Mild contusion or bruises typically heal within about five days.

Is a fractured talus the same as a broken ankle?

A talus fracture is not referred to as a broken ankle by any of us orthopedic trauma surgeons. The common term for a fracture of the end of the fibula and sometimes the medial end of the tibia is a broken ankle. A talus fracture is not referred to as a broken ankle by any of us orthopedic trauma surgeons.

What is bruise or contusion?

A contusion is the medical term for bruise. It’s the result of a damaged blood vessel or capillary leaking blood into the area surrounding an injury. If you have an injury to your knee that damages the muscle or skin tissue, it’s usually referred to as a soft tissue contusion.

Is a contusion a bruise?

Contusion is a medical term for a common bruise. While you likely think of bruises as splotchy areas of discoloration on your skin, they can also happen to your bones and muscles. In most cases, both soft tissue and bone contusions heal on their own within a week or two, though bone contusions might take longer.