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Are there many cases of a non displaced lateral malleolus fracture treated conservatively in cast and non weight bearing, then aircast partial weight bearing, having to result in ORIF ?

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Dr. Sourendra Raut
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Occasionally

A lateral malleolus fracture treated this way is frequently considered stable but may border the line between stability and instability.
In these instances such a fracture might displace sufficiently to warrant operative fixation of the bone.

In brief: Occasionally

A lateral malleolus fracture treated this way is frequently considered stable but may border the line between stability and instability.
In these instances such a fracture might displace sufficiently to warrant operative fixation of the bone.
Dr. Sourendra Raut
Dr. Sourendra Raut
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In brief: Fx ankle

If stable and not displaced a cast and non weight bearing should be enough to avoid orif.

In brief: Fx ankle

If stable and not displaced a cast and non weight bearing should be enough to avoid orif.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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In brief: Possible

It is entirely possible to initially treat a fractured ankle with immobilization and then have to perform surgery due to non healing.

In brief: Possible

It is entirely possible to initially treat a fractured ankle with immobilization and then have to perform surgery due to non healing.
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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