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I have broken my ankle. On the x-ray the fibula is broken, but not the tibia. Separation is 2mm. What is the best treatment (surgery, or splint etc)?

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In brief: Depends

Not only is the separation important but also the alignment of the bone.
If there is good alignment and no displacement I would recommend immobilization and not surgery.

In brief: Depends

Not only is the separation important but also the alignment of the bone.
If there is good alignment and no displacement I would recommend immobilization and not surgery.
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