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Have swelling over ankle, difficulty walking on stairs. Had fibula fracture near ankle, was plastered. Swelling persisting?

Hi, I am rahul. I got fracture at right leg fibula near to ankle on 12 Feb 2013 doctor decided to do half plaster considering swelling & did plaster on 18 feb 2013. On 18 March 2013 doctor removed plaster, after that as on date i am having swelling over the ankle.Now i am able to walk only,still facing little bit problem while going down stairs.please guide me how much time swelling persist ? i am realy damn frustuated please reply
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi Mr.Rahul, Generally swelling after plaster cast removal is normal for a few weeks, that too in the lower limb. Dont get worried. I advise you to keep your legs elevated while sleeping and to use stockinette during day time so as to keep the swelling to minimum. Get a check Xray done for your leg just to make sure that the fracture has united. Remember, a healed fracture will not give rise to pain. If you are still having pain at fracture site, it indicates that the fracture has not united. Thats it. bye
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