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I broke my fibula. I am in a cast. I fell down yesterday and banged my leg hard on concrete. Do I need to have another xray?

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In brief: Yes

The x-ray will be able to tell if there has been any change.

In brief: Yes

The x-ray will be able to tell if there has been any change.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you have had any new injury while casted it is important to have the site reevaluated for any new changes or any changes to the current fracture site.

In brief: Yes

If you have had any new injury while casted it is important to have the site reevaluated for any new changes or any changes to the current fracture site.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Yes

Follow up x-rays are almost always required after a diagnosis of a fracture is made.
These x-rays are needed to confirm satisfactory alignment and healing of the the fracture, usually over a 4-12 week period.

In brief: Yes

Follow up x-rays are almost always required after a diagnosis of a fracture is made.
These x-rays are needed to confirm satisfactory alignment and healing of the the fracture, usually over a 4-12 week period.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Be sure

I would recommend you are seen and a new xray performed.
While it is unlikely the fracture has moved, it is possible.

In brief: Be sure

I would recommend you are seen and a new xray performed.
While it is unlikely the fracture has moved, it is possible.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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