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lat mal avuls fracture 5 weeks ago- x-ray shows bone healing fine. can i take cam walker off to drive? can't see specialist for another 2 wks.

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Lat mal fx: Ultimately should be answered by your doctor. Try giving them a call. Most true avulsion fractures of lat mal are very stable and often don't even need boot immobilization. Often fine to treat like an ankle sprain and allow immediate weight bearing in a simple brace. After 5 weeks, you should be fine but call your doc to make sure.

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