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If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?

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Dr. Byron Diggs
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long have you been casted? When you remove the cast , do you walk on the foot? Or use crutches? Older you are , greater the risk of (the above) occurring. Why do you remove the support? Itching. Poor fit? Hurts? Best to discuss with your doctor!
Last updated Jul 4, 2019

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