Isolated fracture of the shaft of the fibula without evidence of associated ligamentous injury
Synonym(s): fibula shaft fracture; fibula diaphyseal fracture
Treatment is based on patient comfort.
If patient is having pain with ambulation, then a splint, cast, or walking boot should be used.
Otherwise, a compression dressing is suff...
Patients should generally be immobilized for 3 to 4 wk.
The fracture will heal in 6 to 8 wk.
Depending on symptoms, rehabilitation may begin at 4 to 6 wk and training at 6 to 8 wk. Retur...
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