Spiral Fibula Fracture

Daughter has a closed spiral fracture of the fibula. Plaster cast on for 3 weeks. Was hoping to move to a aircast now that they want her to begin walking on it. Instead they have kept the plaster cast on and added a velcro strapped removable shoe. She is a major athlete and I am worried about muscle loss, arthritis, soft tissue damage due to prolonged immobiliity. Can't she have an aircast? Why is the plaster still what they are recommending. Old school? Cheaper for the insurance? Time isn't on our side. Doc just says best to immobilize it. Seems like alot of damage to ankle and tissue just to hold a bone (fibula) still. Aircast could do the same thing?

Posted By Chip on October 27, 2007 at 10:33:21:

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