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.