recommended braces for the fibula break

After wearing a large boot for 4 weeks, what is recommended next for the fibula that is healing well. Aircast?



Hi,

Good question. An Aircast is a fine choice when weaning out of a more rigid boot. It allows for the foot to go up and down but not side to side which is generally more aggravating. Over time progressing to something less rigid will be appropriate (example: Swedo lace up brace) but an Aircast is a good first step.

Hope this helps!

JTrempe PT, ATC

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