11 doctors weighed in:
I have a nondisplaced fibula shaft fracture. What now?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Keep off the foot
If fracture is non displaced then best to keep ankle immobilized in a cast for 4 weeks and transition to a fracture boot for 4 weeks and transition to walking thereafter. Range of motion can begin at 6 weeks after fracture.
Serial x rays are necessary to evaluate fracture healing.

In brief: Keep off the foot
If fracture is non displaced then best to keep ankle immobilized in a cast for 4 weeks and transition to a fracture boot for 4 weeks and transition to walking thereafter. Range of motion can begin at 6 weeks after fracture.
Serial x rays are necessary to evaluate fracture healing.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
Thank
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Use it!
A non displaced fibula shaft fracture does not require surgery or immobilization.
You may use your leg as tolerated.

In brief: Use it!
A non displaced fibula shaft fracture does not require surgery or immobilization.
You may use your leg as tolerated.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Thank
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fibula fracture
Generally speaking no displaced fractures can be casted for 4-6 weeks.
If the fracture is however noted to be unstable or in combination with other injuries that would render instability, surgery may be indicated.

In brief: Fibula fracture
Generally speaking no displaced fractures can be casted for 4-6 weeks.
If the fracture is however noted to be unstable or in combination with other injuries that would render instability, surgery may be indicated.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors