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Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: It sounds

Like the prudent thing to do.
If you have a clot, you don't leave the cast on. As long as you are not walking on the foot, i.E using crutches, the bones should be okay.

In brief: It sounds

Like the prudent thing to do.
If you have a clot, you don't leave the cast on. As long as you are not walking on the foot, i.E using crutches, the bones should be okay.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
A sural vein clot is unlikely to propagate and become dislodged.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Last thing you want is a clot in your veins that can dislodge and travel to the lungs and cause pulmonary emboli.
That is more important than a broken foot for sure.

In brief: Yes

Last thing you want is a clot in your veins that can dislodge and travel to the lungs and cause pulmonary emboli.
That is more important than a broken foot for sure.
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