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A 55-year-old member asked:

best brace for broken ankle?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stability: There is no single brand or type of brace i would recommend. Ankle braces are used to support the ankle joint, so any brace that does so can be used. Of course, you want to look for features like appearance, comfort, use with footwear etc.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Cast: If it is afracture it needs to be completely immobilized.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry 19 years experience
Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possible surgery.

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Is metformin the best medicine to treat diabetes type 2?

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What are best ways to help kids develop lifelong healthy eating habits?

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What's the best treatment for runners knee?

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Exam needed: Runner's knee is a term used to refer to a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the front of the knee . These conditions include anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment, and chondromalacia patella. Some call lateral knee pain, it band irritation runners knee. Simple education, exercise, and footwear may be all that is needed while some need more agressive treatment.
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My 11 year old son cut his shin open on a piece of metal, does not need stitches, we can't remember when his last tetnus shot was, what are symptoms to look for ? Thank you.

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Things to consider. : Your son is 11 years of age and he is due to have a tetanus booster at this age. As for the shin cut, hopefully it was cleaned with hydrogen peroxide and treated with an antibiotic ointment. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with his pediatrician or family physician to get his shot and check on his cut.

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