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I have a nondisplaced fibula shaft fracture. What now?

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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
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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
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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
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