AW 5:42pm Jun 15 2017
As you say, it is a hard choice. I had the same sort of fractures from a ski incident and chose the cast option because a friend who is a surgeon told me that I would heal up well in a cast and have few if any long term issues. I didn't want a rod and screws to bother me for years to come. Once the pain of the break settles down the cast is just a nuisance . Strange to say one gets used to it. The real issue is do you live alone and do you have someone to help you out while you adjust your life to crutches, a wheel chair and adjusting to the big cast. The good news is that it will be much more comfortable than the splint you are now wearing. You should ask, but if you get surgery you may also get a full leg cast. Feel free to write if you choose the cast and have questions thereafter. Good luck and a speedy recovery.
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