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Fell three days ago closed bimalleolar fx nondisplaced casted ankle bettet. i take one vicoden q 4-6 hrs and wonder if i can also take aleve (naproxen)?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Best not to as they-: -interfere with the inflammatory reaction needed to heal fractures.,especially when there is no internal fixation. Ask your surgeon when he feels you may use them.
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