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A 46-year-old female asked:

4 aligned foot fractures (so no surgery). doctor removed the fiberglass cast for the 3rd-week xray, then prescribed the walking boot. is it too early?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Dukelow
Podiatry 32 years experience
Boots are great: In my experience, such fractures seem to have a good bond at 3 wks. Walking boots actually immobilize quite sufficiently. Just don't over do it, as healing is still occurring.
Dr. David Moats
Podiatry 37 years experience
Several factors: Yes or no depending on the bone fractured, the alignment of the bone(displaced or not), the radiographic signs of healing, how much and how long weight bearing.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
No: Treating Ortho checked follow up XR and examined you hence is in better position to give sound advice

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