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I broke my ankle at the beginning of July and go back to fracture clinic on Tuesday. I am very nervous about what is going to happen.  Am I going to be expected to walk out after cast has been removed. I had no surgery as it was a clean break.

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    I would think it would depend on how the X-Ray looks and how it has healed. You may need to be non weight bearing longer.   Don't push it ... do what the Doc says, and PT should help.  

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    they may put you in an air boot and let you start to weight bear in that for a week until you feel comfortable. All doctors are different, some air on the side of caution and other push you to go for it,

    so if you are fearful and want to move slowly tell your doctor what feels right for you.

    best of luck

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    Hi Charlotte, hope it goes Ok for you. Your ankle and leg may be a little swollen but expect to have dry and red scaly skin where the cast was. The best way of getting rid of the dry skin is a bath of Epsom or Dead Sea Salts and a gentle massage .You will be suprised by how unsteady and nervous you feel putting full weight on your foot, but just keep going and you will be OK. Your medics will advise you as to wether you need physio.

    Good luck x

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