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Hi there, 8 days ago I fell and broke my ankle. I couldn't get up or walk so I was carried out by EMT's. they put a temporary splint on at the hospital and told me to see an orthopedic surgeon. I saw her five days after the incident. She said it was a clean break, no surgery required. I assumed I would be getting a cast instead she just said to leave the splint on for another two and a half weeks and then I would be getting a cast to wear for approx four weeks and then a boot and then physical therapy. A few friends have expressed their surprise and said they don't understand why I'm not in the cast now?
I'm in terrible pain constantly because I feel
As though maybe it's not protected enough and I'm moving around in my sleep. Should I get a second opinion? is this the norm to leave a splint on for over three weeks?
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