A 46-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. James Dukelow
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
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Dr. David Moats
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
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Treating Ortho checked follow up XR and examined you hence is in better position to give sound advice
Answered on Jun 5, 2019

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