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Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

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In brief: Depends

It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fracture heals in place properly especially if you had surgical correction with orif.

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fracture heals in place properly especially if you had surgical correction with orif.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Ankle fracture

If is a small stable fracture you might be able to be on a pneumatic boot.
If you had surgery to fixed the fracture you will probably need to be on a cast for few weeks and the progress to a boot.

In brief: Ankle fracture

If is a small stable fracture you might be able to be on a pneumatic boot.
If you had surgery to fixed the fracture you will probably need to be on a cast for few weeks and the progress to a boot.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

On if displaced a lot or little.
Sometims surgery is needed so hey many opinions.

In brief: Depends

On if displaced a lot or little.
Sometims surgery is needed so hey many opinions.
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