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Non displaced fracture, ankle w/ space in fibula. cast removed, no boot ordered told to walk. dr; if gap doesn't close will rebreak and plate. advice?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gregory Harvey answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Does not sound like the fracture is healed yet. Suggest a boot for protection and get a second opinion.

Answered Dec 9, 2013


Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

Specializes in

It was displaced from your discription if it had a space. Space may have been minor and heal anyway. Without looking at x-rays its difficult to say but follow your drs orders. If it still bothers you down the road then get it reevaluated.

Answered Apr 24, 2015



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