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Is major swelling normal after cast removal?
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djt6067 posted:
I had a non displaced fibula fracture from a work injury. My company sent me to a company doctor wo sent me to a orthopedic doctor. I was having swelling that was painfull for the past 3 weeks and have been frustraited that nothing was done for it. the cast was removed yeasterday and my ankle and leg are swollen to the point you can't tell where the ankle joint is. Again this doctor is not doing anything about the swelling, not even a suggestion to use ice. Is this normal? The cast was on for 6 weeks, I had x-rays for the first 3weeks. Yeasterday he said it wasn't healed all the way but it was clinically healed. What does that mean? Should I push work to get a second opinion?
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