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 Re: Broke Tibul & Fibula- Underwent Surgery but no Cast
AngieLanigan    11:20am Jul 14 2017

From what I've seen on this forum, it's not super common, but isn't totally unusual for an OS to forego a cast if the break was simple and is being held in place with hardware. Some surgeons are more conservative than others and cast/boot no matter what, others don't go that route unless absolutely necessary. There's also the possibility that you'll be given permission to start partially weight bearing sooner than someone with a more complicated break.

Try to see it as a positive thing, but don't be afraid to bring up your concerns with your OS, ask why he's choosing this course of treatment.

Dec 1, 2014 Tib/Fib/Talus fractures x5
Dec 5 surgery. Jan 19 DVT
Feb 9 Cast off, WBAT, PT
Feb 18 Walker to Crutches. Mar 4 Stairs. Mar 10 Crutches to cane
Apr 15 No more cane
Dec 2016 Still dealing with PTSD and anxiety, therapy ongoing.

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