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
Dr. James Dukelow answered
30 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
Dr. David Moats answered
35 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Jul 3, 2018
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