A 52-year-old male asked:
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i have broken my ankle. on the x-ray the fibula is broken, but not the tibia. separation is 2mm. what is the best treatment (surgery, or splint etc)?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Not only is the separation important but also the alignment of the bone. If there is good alignment and no displacement I would recommend immobilization and not surgery.
Answered on May 13, 2015
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