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How long will I need a cast for a talus fracture?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry

In brief: At least 4 weeks

Provided fracture is stable.
You can transition to a fracture boot after the cast. You will need to continue non weightbearing for at least another 4 weeks to allow for fracture healing.

In brief: At least 4 weeks

Provided fracture is stable.
You can transition to a fracture boot after the cast. You will need to continue non weightbearing for at least another 4 weeks to allow for fracture healing.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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In brief: Depends...

6-8 weeks on average but depending on the nature of your injury sometimes longer.

In brief: Depends...

6-8 weeks on average but depending on the nature of your injury sometimes longer.
Dr. Christopher Pappas
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It depends

Was your talus fracture fixed surgically? What type of talus fracture was it? If you had surgery for your fracture, i would keep you casted for 4-6 weeks, and then advance you to a cam boot (looks like a ski boot).
The key is not the type of immobilization but non-weight bearing, as putting weight on the foot too soon could lead to displacement or non-union of the fracture.

In brief: It depends

Was your talus fracture fixed surgically? What type of talus fracture was it? If you had surgery for your fracture, i would keep you casted for 4-6 weeks, and then advance you to a cam boot (looks like a ski boot).
The key is not the type of immobilization but non-weight bearing, as putting weight on the foot too soon could lead to displacement or non-union of the fracture.
Dr. Matthew Enna
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