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    Old 03-22-2016, 12:30 AM   #1
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    Cool Broken Anke - is it possible to injure it while in the boot?

    Hi Everyone
    I fractured by Fibula on Saturday, and just saw an orthopedist today - he looked at my X rays and told me he was pretty confident it would heal ok, it was minimally displaced, so nothing too bad. He did say, though, that I should X ray it once more in 2 weeks - if it looks like the bone that's broken is healing improperly and moving/pushing the bone next to it, he might have to operate.

    My question is: 1) Is it possible to re-injure or cause the bone to move/displace while wearing the boot? I've bumped it a couple of times while trying to hop, and tapped the bottom of my foot - it hurts, because it's still swollen of course, but I just worry that I've done further damage

    2) I'll be away for a bachelorette weekend a few days before my X ray/next appt. (in 2 weeks from now) Is it a bad idea to go and be on my feet like that? we'll be walking a bit, and plan on dancing - which I will not be participating in - but I'm worried that I'll bump into people if it's crowded, and cause damage.

    Anyone done damage to their foot while wearing the boot or have advice for me?

    thanks!!!

     
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    Old 03-31-2016, 06:42 PM   #2
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    Re: Broken Anke - is it possible to injure it while in the boot?

    It is possible to reinjured, I do it all the time in my boot, I've been in it for a year. I recentlu broke a toe while in the boot, so anything's possible.

     
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    Re: Broken Anke - is it possible to injure it while in the boot?

    anything is possible. i'm confused as to why you are weight bearing in your boot though? you should be on crutches and doing whatever is needed to see if you can start the healing process. putting weight on it is just asking to shift things.
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    Old 04-01-2016, 08:42 PM   #4
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    Re: Broken Anke - is it possible to injure it while in the boot?

    I've been weight bearing for the majority of the time in the boot. My surgeon doesn't discourage it either. And right now I'm recovering from shoulder surgery, so I couldn't be on crutches.

     
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