A 31-year-old female asked:
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i have been diagnosed with a hairline talus fracture and put in cast. a second doc said it may just be soft tissue injury. do i have to stay in cast?

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Dr. Daniel Solomon
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Best immobilization: Talus fractures can be tricky. Most orthopedic surgeons are conservative. You might be able to switch to a cam boot and be non or partial weight- bearing.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
An MRI would show if: There is any soft tissue injury instead of a fracture. Some fractures of the talus require surgery because the blood supply to the talus is fragile. If you're getting conflicting diagnoses from 2 different doctors, it's time for a 3rd opinion. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Oliver Wang
10 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On how long you have been nonweightbearing. Fractures take 8 weeks to heal. You may transition to a fracture boot as long as you have less pain and swelling. But no weight for at least 6 weeks after injury as long as you dont have pain.
Answered on Feb 9, 2014
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