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Re:fibula spiral fracture at ankle: additionally, I have had no pain since break, and walking lightly since cast was put on, question is about a boot?

Talk to your Dr. It is best to talk to your doctor since they know the exact injury and stability of the fracture. Read more...
Cast now boot later. Is this being treated without surgery (ie a nondisplaced break)? Anyhow, if so usually is 6 weeks immobilized and non weightbearing to allow for healing and minimize the risk of displacement. I tend to not use the boot until after this initial 6 week period. For a very hairline type break i might allow a boot as long as i can trust the patient to keep it on near full time. Read more...

9wks ago I had a spiral fracture and fractured fibula. Cast for 3wks and boot for 6wks - no surgery. When will I be able to drive again please?

Fractured fib. Depends on which leg---and fracture healing by xray and return of foot function by exam.. Hard to press gas pedal or brake with boot on leg, even dangerous. Keep in mind, any car accident might be blamed on the boot, so get release from MD to drive. Read more...

Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. Can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??

Sounds like. a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. Read more...

Fibula spiral fracture at ankle: 6 weeks in cast, typically, what is follow up treatment after cast is removed? X rays look great.

After cast. After cast removal, typically you may begin transition with walking, sometimes with a cam walker type boot. Also physical therapy is recommended as you can see your calf is probably very thin comparedto the other side so you are very weak. It takes a while to transition from cast to boot to shoe. Read more...

I'm still experiencing pain, tingling, pins & needles & burning from a 5th metatarsal spiral fracture 4mths from injury date. Pain in ankle + fibula als?

Nerve Injury. The sharp end of the fracture could have injured the nerve supplying the area. It might take long time to recover depending on the severity of injury and in some cases it might never recover You might need to discuss it with your doctor for treatment options to relieve the discomfort. Read more...
Delayed healing. All your symptoms are subjective in nature. I think knowing objective symptoms such as swelling, angular deformity or discoloring might contribute to understand just what the problem is. Fifth metatarsal fractures are not the easiest to heal even under perfect circumstances. Radio-graphic evaluation might be needed to see if there is a delayed healing of the bone or just a post fracture neuritis. Read more...