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I fractured my fibula in one place after falling down the stairs on 10/16/16. It seemed pretty standard but the first doctor I saw thought I might need surgery and redirected me immediately to a different doctor; he said completely otherwise and put me in a plaster cast.
Yesterday, 12/2/16, I got my cast off and got new xrays. When I walked into the office and saw the first xray on the screen, I was ecstatic because it looked completely normal. Then when my doctor came in to go over the other views with me, I saw the side view that showed my bone was still very much broken. I couldn't believe that despite that my doctor said I was on the right track and encouraged me to start walking with an air cast boot and ditch the crutches ASAP. I even asked how much I should be walking, and he said "however much you want."
I'm really confused. I have six weeks until my next check up so I'm on my own here. How do I know that walking with the boot is actually not going to make the bone any worse? I would be fine if it was even mostly fused together but I'm telling you it did not look like very much improvement. I feel incredibly uncomfortable giving my foot all this new stress knowing that it isn't even together yet. I'm afraid to even take the boot off because I don't know what it will do if I move my ankle too much, or what too much even is. Should I actually be working towards ditching the crutches soon? Or should I keep playing it as safe as possible until I go in again??
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