A member asked:
i broke my fibula. i am in a cast. i fell down yesterday and banged my leg hard on concrete. do i need to have another xray?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Stephen Saponaro answered
Specializes in Radiology
Yes: The x-ray will be able to tell if there has been any change.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
Dr. Shawn Hennigan answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be sure: I would recommend you are seen and a new xray performed. While it is unlikely the fracture has moved, it is possible.
Answered on Dec 6, 2016
Dr. Frank Holmes answered
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Follow up x-rays are almost always required after a diagnosis of a fracture is made. These x-rays are needed to confirm satisfactory alignment and healing of the the fracture, usually over a 4-12 week period.
Answered on Apr 8, 2017
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