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Is surgery required to treat fractures in the fibula ?

I went to the ER and Found I have a Old fracture on my right fibula. They put me on a bracelet and I have to go see an Orthopedic. They also gave me pain killers. Would I need surgery?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi,thanks for query.Fibula bone is not a weight bearing bone,means there is no direct load of your body on it.In most the case the fracture heal by it self with braces and surgery is not required unless it is causing some problem.As this is discovered accidentally I do not think it will require surgery.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
If there is signs of Osteomyelits then you may go for surgery.
In surgery they may remove sequestrum.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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