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Will I need crutches or a cast or a sugry shoe for plantar warts and bunion removal?

Will I need crutches or a cast or a sugry shoe for plantar warts and bunion removal?

Post op: A surgical shoe at the very least. A cast would depend on what type of surgical procedure you are having done on the bunion. It depends on surgeon preference. I would also imagine crutches if plantar warts are being removed to off-load the bottom of the foot. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Routine: Some use a cast and others use a brace. Most fractures have to be immobilized so they do not seperate when u try to walk. I usually let people walk ASAP as long as the knee is kept straight in a brace. As healing occurs I let them start slowly moving the knee ...Read more

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Sprained ankle on may 2, all non weight bearing, still on crutches and in air cast today I can barely move it passed out 4 days ago from pain?

Sprained ankle on may 2, all non weight bearing, still on crutches and in air cast today I can barely move it passed out 4 days ago from pain?

Be seen: Certainly sounds more than a simple sprained ankle if it has been that long and you are still in severe pain. Consider followup and further imaging studies such as a ct scan or mri; something is not right somewhere. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with an insuffiency fracture in knee and been referred for physio. Should I be on crutches or in a cast?

I have been diagnosed with an insuffiency fracture in knee and been referred for physio. Should I be on crutches or in a cast?

Varies: Another way to describe an insufficiency fracture is to call it a "stress" fracture. The treatment varies based upon the location and severity of the fracture and also the activity level and/or injury that produced it. There are times that all that is needed is test and other times casting and non weight bearing with crutches is indicated. I would discuss specifics of your case with your doctor ...Read more

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I have an avulsion ankle fracture and I was put in an air cast and on crutches. How long should I be on the crutches? Is the air cast the right brace?

I have an avulsion ankle fracture and I was put in an air cast and on crutches. How long should I be on the crutches? Is the air cast the right brace?

Avulsion fracture: Without the xrays for review, it is difficult/impossible to say how long your healing will take. Seek the advice of your podiatrist - they are there for help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What should I expect after osteochondroma surgery in my left inner side of my knee? How long on crutches? Will I need a cast or brace for some time?

What should I expect after osteochondroma surgery in my left inner side of my knee? How long on crutches? Will I need a cast or brace for some time?

Call your doctor: You need to ask this question to your treating doctor.
The rehabilitation after surgery for osteochondroma depends highly upon the size of the tumor and the tumor location near your knee. At 28, you have probably had it for some time.
The AAOS has great information on osteochondroma to help you learn more.
Best of luck to you.
http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=A ...Read more

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I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until I get a cast.

I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until I get a cast.

Fracture: As the left foot will do your weight bearing make sure you wear a good shoe with a non slip sole and exercise reasonable care. Trying to hurry with crutches is a big no no - give yourself extra time to get somewhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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I sustained a jones fracture on march 9th. I am not weight bearing and am on crutches. Do I need a cast/splint? Is it ok to move my foot up and down

I sustained a jones fracture on march 9th. I am not weight bearing and am on crutches. Do I need a cast/splint? Is it ok to move my foot up and down

5th metatarsal: It is important that you see a physician to guide you through this. With a “jones fracture” there is a high risk for nonunion, or failure to heal properly so timely medical intervention is key for an optimal outcome. Nwb w/ crutches is certainly a safe move. You also may want to inquire about a cam walkker/ boot. I would refrain from excessive foot/ ankle motion until cleared by your physician. ...Read more

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My housemate was hit by a car. Left leg broken. Had surgery. Given crutches and a prescription. No cast. Why would a doctor not provide a cast?

My housemate was hit by a car. Left leg broken. Had surgery. Given crutches and a prescription. No cast. Why would a doctor not provide a cast?

Fracture stable: If the friend had a fractured tibia or femur often the surgery entails placing a rod in the bone. The fracture is stabilized and no cast is necessary. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a boot cast replace crutches?

Please tell me, could a boot cast replace crutches?

Sometimes.: It depends on the type of injury and how long you have had it. Let your doctor decide. In some cases it is not advised. Don't stop using your crutches until cleared to do so by your doc. ...Read more

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I have compartment syndrome. I need surgery. What's the recovery like? Cast after? Crutches? When do you fully recover? How long? Thanks

I have compartment syndrome. I need surgery. What's the recovery like? Cast after? Crutches? When do you fully recover? How long? Thanks

Prolonged recovery: You did not mention where, most common is leg, was done to releases the the pressure and prevent damage to nerves and muscles. Most of the times procedure is brief, recovery is not instant even with minimum damage, full recovery takes months, may need additional surgery skin graft rehab etc most will recover some will never regain full function will not be in sports and has to accept out come. ...Read more

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How to break your ankle easily on purpose I want to know how to break my ankle on purpose so I can get a cast and crutches

How to break your ankle easily on purpose I want to know how to break my ankle on purpose so I can get a cast and crutches

Ebay: Ha, can't believe I looked this up! You can find cast material (about 30-50 bucks) and crutches (about 20 bucks) on ebay--that would be a lot cheaper and less painful than breaking your ankle on purpose. ...Read more

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Post orif in lat mall, took the cast off at 6wks with no boots strted physio and now @ wk 7 starting to wbat with one crutch is it safe or shd I slow?

Post orif in lat mall, took the cast off at 6wks with no boots strted physio and now @ wk 7 starting to wbat with one crutch is it safe or shd I slow?

Only the treating --: Surgeon can answer that, as everyone rate of healing is different. So check with him, to get the specific advise your fracture requires.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why cast and crutches for 6 weeks after big toe fusion surgery? Definitely not what was discussed in advance. ...

This could be needed: Depending on the fixation used, your age, general health and the quality of your bone, you my require 6 weeks or longer with cast/boot and crutches to heal.
The 2 bones must be kept in close proximity and still relative to each other in order for the fusion site to heal.
Sometimes a bone stimulator is required but this is not expected. Smoking can delay healing of the fusion site as well. ...Read more

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I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and I'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and I'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

Give it time: You should be able to walk soon. Give it time. If the surgeon said you can walk it mean you are safe too but you will likely take awhile to get your balance an strength back. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery november22 2013. Had cast on for six weeks. Cast is off. Would it be okay to use crutches. I can't get shoes on yet?

I had bunion surgery november22 2013. Had cast on for six weeks. Cast is off. Would it be okay to use crutches. I can't get shoes on yet?

Surgery: The first right thing to do is speak to your surgeon for appropriate guidance. None of us know what the procedure was but clearly bone cutting was involved. It would be inappropriate to give guidance not knowing the procedure as well as not seeing your x rays. ...Read more

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I have had an orif to my ankle on 3-June-2014. How long until I will be able to walk without crutches? What's the process after having my cast off?

I have had an orif to my ankle on 3-June-2014. How long until I will be able to walk without crutches? What's the process after having my cast off?

About 6 - 8 weeks: It generally takes about 6 to eight week before letting patient walk on operated ankle Depending on the follow up XRays You will need to do exercises and rehabilitation of the ankle to get strength and flexibility in the ankle back It may take any where from 3-6 months for complete recovery Please follow up with your Surgeon and let him make these decisions and follow his/her directions ...Read more

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Had achillies tendon surgery about 4 weeks ago. In a cast the whole time. Boot is next. Is this with or without crutches. Need life back.

Had achillies tendon surgery about 4 weeks ago. In a cast the whole time. Boot is next. Is this with or without crutches. Need life back.

Life: You may need your life back, but you need to be patient. That attitude will actually delay your healing or ruin the surgery necessitating another surgery all because you want to be active too soon. Follow your surgeon's instructions to the letter and you will be fine. ...Read more

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Son fractured middle toe. He has crutches but is very uneasy on them. Has ortho appt. Would asking for a cast be ok? So he can walk? Very active kid!

Son fractured middle toe. He has crutches but is very uneasy on them. Has ortho appt. Would asking for a cast be ok? So he can walk? Very active kid!

Sounds like overkill: I would 'buddy splint' them to the two adjacent toes to keep the alignment correct. A surgical shoe would be fine, but a cast and crutches sounds like a bit much to me personally. ...Read more

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Will walking around in the cast shoe delay my healing process whereas crutches could speed it up maybe?

Will walking around in the cast shoe delay my healing process whereas crutches could speed it up maybe?

Depends: On type and severity of injury. Often walking on cast is permitted and encouraged while other times strict non-weight bearing is necessary. Consult with your treating physician. ...Read more

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6 weeks post orif in lateral malleolus just had cast off, how long ds it need to gain motion without crutches, can compress physio into short period?

6 weeks post orif in lateral malleolus just had cast off, how long ds it need to gain motion without crutches, can compress physio into short period?

Not recomended as --: After the fx has healed, you need to strengthen the muscles and regain the range of motion, as otherwise you'll be hurting.
You can shorten the pt time from normal 6 to 4 weeks, but most patients don't do well with shorter timeframe.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a grade 2-3 ankle sprain, I have ace wrap air cast and crutches. Can I sleep in the ace and cast and when does this pain and swelling go away?

I have a grade 2-3 ankle sprain, I have ace wrap air cast and crutches. Can I sleep in the ace and cast and when does this pain and swelling go away?

Try it without.: You probably don't have to sleep in the cast, but the foot and leg should be elevated. Use several pillows to supply support to the entire leg. The foot needs to be elevated to speed up the de-swelling process. Ice application and swelling reduction should reduce the pain. Try taking Advil (ibuprofen) for faster pain relief. If you need to get up at night, use the crutches. ...Read more

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Severe ankle sprain in soft cast during the day or bandage for home, I take it off to sleep. How long before I can let the crutches go and walk on it?

Severe ankle sprain in soft cast during the day or bandage for home, I take it off to sleep. How long before I can let the crutches go and walk on it?

Healing times vary: Healing times may vary depending on the individual and on the severity of the injury. Pain and swelling may last a long time. The pain and swelling will usually improve over the course of the first few weeks. When you are able to put pressure on it without any significant pain and instability you may be able to wean yourself off of the crutches. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I broke my 5th metatarsal on my foot. No cast just foot boot and crutches. No weight bearing. When should I try to walk on it. I cant go to the dr I d?

Break in period..: There are breaks and then there are breaks. Without knowing the severity of the fracture, stress or otherwise, it is impossible to assign a treatment regimen. No matter what the degree of injury, it would be most wise to avoid weight bearing as much as possible and use the crutches with the boot. ...Read more

Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more