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Temporary cast for fractured ankle is feeling tight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Hi, My name is, Last week i fractured my Ankle, i am currently on a temp cast till tomorrow, but today my cast feels so tight, is this normal?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help u in that
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   Sure.
Doctor :   have the Orthopedician planned to do surgery
Doctor :   has the pain and edema come down
User :   No, apprenlty the fracture is not that bad, but there treating as broken so i don't need an operation. If i can remember he said i did not need one as my ligerments are still attached so i couldn't apply any pressure
Doctor :   ok
User :   But i haven't felt no pain at all, but today the cast feels so tight it's unreal, but i haven't had this problem all week with the cast on.
Doctor :   has teh edema and pain come down

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