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Is a boot or a cast for better for a broken ankle?

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In brief: Depends

If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) then you could be placed in a walking boot.
If it is an unstable fracture, then you should be placed in a cast to prevent any further motion in the fracture area.

In brief: Depends

If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) then you could be placed in a walking boot.
If it is an unstable fracture, then you should be placed in a cast to prevent any further motion in the fracture area.
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