What is included in emergency department (ED) care for isolated midshaft or proximal fibula fracture?

Updated: Nov 30, 2017
  • Author: Jeffrey G Norvell, MD, MBA, RDMS; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Immobilization in a long leg cast generally is not required. Recommend a few days without weightbearing activity until swelling resolves, followed by weightbearing activity as tolerated.

Short leg walking cast usually is not required; however, some orthopedists may prefer a short leg walking cast or cam walker with weight bearing.


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