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Doctor wants me to weight bear 2 weeks after trimalleolar fracture - advice?
Hi, i'm 20 years old and broke my ankle in 3 places 12 days ago. I was put in a cast with no surgery as the bones were not displaced. I had to have an x ray weekly to check bones had not moved. However, today was my 2nd week and the doctor said the bone had not moved and is going to place me in a lightweight cast with a walking boot. He told me to put weight on my foot in short but frequent bursts, with removal of the whole cast in 4 weeks.
Has anyone had a similar experience, everywhere i've read online it states a tri break is very complex and normally requires surgery with no weight bearing at all for at least a minimum of 6 weeks. i'm surprised my doctor has told me completely different advice, is this very unusual. do you have any advice?
Thanks for your help
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