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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it recommended that my daughter sleep in her air cast for a fractured ankle?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Contact your MD: Follow the directions given to you by our orthopaedic surgeon. In some cases this may be needed and in others may not.
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 16 years experience
Check with doctor : If this is being used as the initial immobilization in lieu of a cast the answer is likely yes. But check with the treating physician for proper direction.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Consult your doctor: You may be not need to. If you are not putting and pressure on it you may not need it on. On the other hand, if the motion is causing you pain and the air cast is limiting the motion, you may want to keep it on.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2014

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