A member asked:

Are there many cases of a non displaced lateral malleolus fracture treated conservatively in cast and non weight bearing, then aircast partial weight bearing, having to result in orif ?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser answered

Specializes in Podiatry

It is entirely possible to initially treat a fractured ankle with immobilization and then have to perform surgery due to non healing.

Answered Aug 31, 2013

5.1k views

Thank
Dr. Sourendra Raut answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

A lateral malleolus fracture treated this way is frequently considered stable but may border the line between stability and instability. In these instances such a fracture might displace sufficiently to warrant operative fixation of the bone.

Answered Jul 5, 2015

5.1k views

Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

Specializes in

If stable and not displaced a cast and non weight bearing should be enough to avoid orif.

Answered May 15, 2013

5.1k views

Thank

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...