- Jan 25, 2010
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- Lacombe, La
Looks like they talked to an ortho guy, pretty cool stuff on injury outlook for Rankins.
Typically a fibular fracture is treated with screws and plates, which allows for primary bone healing. The typical amount of time for the bone to unite is six weeks. Traditionally, that required at least 4-6 weeks in a cast but rehab can now be done in a more aggressive fashion allowing early controlled motion and graduated weight bearing. This maintains not only motion but proprioception or balance which is key to any athlete.