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How is a tibia fracture treated?

I would like to ask an orthopedic dr. about a tibia fracture that I have suffered last day or so. I went to urgent care and have it in a splint and ace bandage. How is it treated nowadays with the plaster or fiberglass cast, a short leg cast or long leg cast ? I am claustrophobic, and am afraid of being confined in a cast and also not looking forward to using crutches. It is not a serious break judging from the x-rays, and I am walking on the heel part of my foot with a open cast shoe I was given. I have an appt. to have it taken care of, tomorrow. Any opinion I would appreciate it.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

As per your history, it may be due to tibia fracture.

For further assessment you may require MRI of affected leg after orthopedician consultation.

You may require surgical intervention after orthopedician consultation.

For pain you can take tablet acetaminophen.

Till then use support while walking. Restrict your movements.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shyam B. Kale, General & Family Physician
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