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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes.: It depends on the type of injury and how long you have had it. Let your doctor decide. In some cases it is not advised. Don't stop using your crutch ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Depends on your doc: I place my patients in crutches initially and then wean them into a boot after 2-3 weeks. Some docs might allow walking in a surgical shoe immediately ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Prolonged recovery: You did not mention where , most common is leg , was done to releases the the pressure and prevent damage to nerves and muscles.Most of the times proc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Boot: That is hard to answer as you don't state what the injury was
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fractu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot o ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cast to boot...: Depending on the severity of a sprain, many people can avoid a cast all together with the use of a walking boot and/ or crutches. If your physician ha ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience in Podiatry
Broken ankle: The answer depends on the type of fracture. If it is not surgically reduced, immobilization is critically important. There are certain types of minor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Usually not: However, there may be circumstances where it's a good idea. Such as an intraarticular or comminuted fracture.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Well: If just sprained probably do not need support and if you do just for a couple of days
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crut ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crut ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Sometimes: Depending on the degree of injury a cast for immobilization may be needed.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
They are similar: A cast and a walking boot are similar and accomplish many of the same goals. The main difference is that you can remove a walking boot but cannot remo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The length of the cast is unrelated to whether it is waterproof or not. The length of the cast, usually above or below the elbow is chosen based on th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience in Podiatry
Around 6 weeks: Normal bone healing take around 6 weeks. This depends on many factors: alignment of fracture, age, health, type of fracture and treatment. There is ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: That would depend on the type of work you do. If your work involves a lot of walking or climbing, you might want to request an alternate duty temporar ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe...: Personally, i just put my patients into a surgical shoe after this type of surgery, but it depends on exactly what your surgeon is planning on perform ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rubin
8 years experience in Podiatry
Surgery may be best: Most Weber C fractures will require an ORIF. A high fibular fracture will have ligamentous damage associated with it and treatment with use of a cast ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Was your talus fracture fixed surgically? What type of talus fracture was it? If you had surgery for your fracture, i would keep you casted for 4-6 we ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cast or splint: Need for hairline fracture. It will reduce the pain and prevent the fracture from getting worse.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience in Podiatry
Sometimes: Casting for a bruised bone depends on a variety of factors. Sometimes casting will help reduce stress on the bone to allow for faster recovery. Disc ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
8 t0 12 weeksA: Depend upon location and quality of the fx.Usually is between 8 to 12 weeks for uncomplicated fx.Assuming you are referring to the wrist.
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