Will my fractured ankle need a hard cast or just a walking boot?

Depends. Depends on the type of fracture, severity, age, condition/health of person. Doctor has to make decision.
Depends. Depends on the severity, exact location & which bones.
Depends. On the fracture. Since, we don't see the x-rays, need to leave this decision to the treating physician.
Up to Dr. Your doctor will choose which treatment is best for you.

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What to do if I have a walking boot and have a fractured ankle non-displaced medial malleolus. 4 weeks. Can I weight bear?

Should check with -- Your treating physician, as it depends on the healing of your fx. He'll make a decision based on your xrays findings ; exam. No one but your physician should decide only. Read more...
Typically not. Medial malleolar fractures have a fairly high risk of nonunion, so would not be wise to bear weight on it until it heals, which is typically at 6-8 weeks. Read more...

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Fractured fibula. should be cared for as directed by your physician such as using the walking boot for the full recommended length of time. Based on information you provided can't give additional advice because I don't know when the fracture took place, where in the tibia/fibula it is and how displaced the fracture is. This type of injury really needs to be seen and followed in an office setting. Read more...

4 aligned foot fractures (so no surgery). Doctor removed the fiberglass cast for the 3rd-week Xray, then prescribed the walking boot. Is it TOO EARLY?

Boots are great. In my experience, such fractures seem to have a good bond at 3 wks. Walking boots actually immobilize quite sufficiently. Just don't over do it, as healing is still occurring. Read more...
Several factors. Yes or no depending on the bone fractured, the alignment of the bone(displaced or not), the radiographic signs of healing, how much and how long weight bearing. Read more...
No. Treating Ortho checked follow up XR and examined you hence is in better position to give sound advice. Read more...

Hi if I fractured my fibula in my ankle would I get a moon boot or a cast where I cant walk for 6-8weeks?

Would completely . Depend on the nature of the fracture. . Read more...
Fibula. Because the fibula is a nonweight bearing bone it is often possible to walk on the leg while it is being treated. Your orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and evaluate, advise and treat you. Read more...

Trimalleolar ankle fracture, just got cast off after six weeks, have no walking cast or boot. Dr said see him in three weeks, when can I start pt?

You would have. To ask your surgeon, he needs to give you the referral anyway. Read more...
Soon. I would get the okay from your ortho to be sure, but i would normally start pt as soon as the cast came off and the fracture proved itself stable. The earlier you are able to start, the better. Read more...
Your surgeon. If the surgeon took you out of your cast I will assume you have healed. Ask the surgeon for your PT referral. Read more...