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Which foot fractures require cast

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: But you probably need a cam walking boot to immobilize the area. Best to see your podiatrist.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Depends on what part of her foot is fractured. If the toe bones are fractured then not really, but any other bone, i highly recommend some kind of imm ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hubert Lee
10 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Some fractures of the foot can be treated with a rigid surgical shoe or walking boot. But depending on the bone, location, and severity of the fractur ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stick to the plan...: Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. That you have no pain us a good sign but does not mean you should deviate from the plan
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: depends where located,how large,how much pain, if you can safely weight bear on it. sometimes you need a cast, sometimes a Cam walker walking boot tha ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Fractures can vary by location, severity and type. Fractures tend to need stability and good nutrients with the absence of infection to heal. If it' ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Fracture: bones heal in approx 6 weeks or so.. be careful and listen to your orthopedist
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Pay for it: Like anything else in this world, most things one needs to purchase. I would make sure you need one first. Often times fractures of individual bones o ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
22 years experience Podiatry
Fracture: Either. Fractures are best treated with some type of immobilization. The problem with a boot is it can be removed. They are nice as they can be remove ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Rosenthal
43 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Where is fracture, how extensive, need to see what going on, seek out a podiatrist or orthopedist.
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