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How is a foot fracture typically treated?
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: It depends
Fractures usually need to be first immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and type of the injury.
If a closed reduction fails, displaced fractures usually require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you.

In brief: It depends
Fractures usually need to be first immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and type of the injury.
If a closed reduction fails, displaced fractures usually require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: Depends
Foot fractures can be treated in casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, or surgically.
They are dependent on the type of fracture, location, age of the fracture, and multiple patient variables.

In brief: Depends
Foot fractures can be treated in casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, or surgically.
They are dependent on the type of fracture, location, age of the fracture, and multiple patient variables.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Foot fracture
It really depends on the location of the break and if you have a stress fracture or a complete break.
Other factors that influence the decision include if the break has shifted or not. Speaking to your doctor about these is most useful.

In brief: Foot fracture
It really depends on the location of the break and if you have a stress fracture or a complete break.
Other factors that influence the decision include if the break has shifted or not. Speaking to your doctor about these is most useful.
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
In brief: Fractured foot
Depends on the location and severity of the fracture.
Your doctor will advise you of what will be required after an examination and probably x-rays. Treatment for simple fractures can be accomplished with special boot splinting to possible surgery for severe fractures.

In brief: Fractured foot
Depends on the location and severity of the fracture.
Your doctor will advise you of what will be required after an examination and probably x-rays. Treatment for simple fractures can be accomplished with special boot splinting to possible surgery for severe fractures.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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