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A 34-year-old female asked:

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?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Fibula fracture: Does not sound like the fracture is healed yet. Suggest a boot for protection and get a second opinion.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Sounds like: 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.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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