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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
44 years experience Internal Medicine
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!
Answered on Jul 4, 2019

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
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Depends: high impact implies more soft tissue damage. might take longer to heal. have to follow serial xrays. may take 8-12 weeks under usual circumstances
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Dr. Rolando Melendez
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
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Boot: Yes. It will prevent any stress on the fracture while you sleep.
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3 days before: Should be fine. Not necessarily that the cast may be removed, but this way you will make sure fractures are healing well and another appointment can b ... Read More

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