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 answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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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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Last updated May 31, 2021
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