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Malleolar fractures

These are the most common fractures of the inferior limb: they involve the internal and external malleolus, sometimes adjoined by ankle ligament lesions. Fracture involving two malleoli and the posterior part of tibia is defined trimalleolar fracture.

Probably you suffered from a trauma subsequent to a car crash, a sports trauma or an accidental fall.

According to the different type of fracture, there are various surgical treatments to undergo. Numerous synthetic bone substitutes are used as well as an external fixators.

You will be able to start a rehabilitation period after some time of mobilisation with a plaster or fixator.
It is important for you to know that the rehabilitation suggested for this type of pathology is a long-term one and challenging, requiring on average 4 months achieving a discreet recovery of the functionality and 8 months recovering the agonistic sports activity.

Generally, the synthetic bone substitutes are removed a year after surgery.
Rehabilitation after the removal of these synthetic bone substitutes will take almost one month.

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