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Fibula fracture and persistent pain

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Hello my name is isaiah cowlishaw. I broke my fibula playing in the ocean. A huge gigantic wave picked me up and tossed me high in the air and when I landed on my left leg it became Torqued and twisted and then I heard it pop and then immediatly after I felt sever pain. I had to put weight on my leg to get back onto the beach. I went to an orthopedic specialist and he said no surgery or cast. He gave me percocet and said to stay off of it. Today is 8 weeks and I still have unbearable pain on the outside of my ankle and on top of my foot where you twist it. Is it normal to be in this much pain 8 weeks later? I want to ask for more percocet but I'm scared to I'm prescribed 10/325 percocet one or two every four hrs. I ran out only after one week. I am under the care of dr robert tonks in San Diego he is a sharp surgeon

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Generally there are associated soft tissue & ligament injuries with fractures.The fibula bone is non weight bearing bone & it use to unite completely within 6-8 weeks.If there is still pain then i will advice you to consult to your doctor & have repeat x ray of your affected part.If needed you may also ask for MRI scan which will tell you about status of ligament & other soft tissue.

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Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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