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Broken ankle = Long leg cast?

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I recently broke my ankle and the doctor put me in a full leg cast.
Is this normal treatment for a broken ankle?
I thought that I would get a short leg cast.
The doc said I will get a short leg cast in a few weeks.
Can you explain why I didn’t get one now?
Thanks, Lindsay


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    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    The type of fracture you had may necessitate more immobilization.

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    9 10

    Hi Lindsay, I have almost the same problem. My doc also put me in a long cast for a broken ankle (trimalleolar fracture).Write me if you have questionsHave a speedy [email protected]

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