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Suggest treatment for swelling in fractured area

I broke my fibula on Oct 29th - non displaced lower fracture about 4 inches above the ankle. I have a ankle brace now but have noted increase swelling and pain over the past week to the fractured area. SHould I be concerned about compartment syndrome? I have been full weight bearing and wear my walking boot at home as it is more comfortable.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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Hi,

In compartment syndrome passive stretching of the muscle causes pain out of proportion, do check for numbness or paralysis over affected area.

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

Regards,
Dr. Parkavi Gunasekaran, General & Family Physician
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