A 42-year-old female asked:
is a cam walker enough support for a 4 wk old avuls. fracture of distal fib that is still swollen or should i strap as well? not weight bearing.
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Podiatry 19 years experience
Compression bandage: Yes, i think a compression bandage would be a good idea. Unless you have a pneumatic camwalker (ie one that you can pump air into) they tend to be too loose to provide enough immobilization and compression. Since you still have swelling, i think that a compression bandage that you wrap around your foot and ankle every morning and remove every night would be very helpful.
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Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Cam walker: Cam walker should be enough. Routine x-rays at 2 week intervals to confirm that the fracture is healing without displacement are important.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2015
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