Fractured Talus

Doctor, I have several question on a non displaced talus fracture. I fell off a chair and was told that I have a non displaced hairline iniar fracture of the talus. I was in a plaster cast for 10 days and evaluated by ortho with x-rays. I was told that the fracture is not displaced on the very recent x-rays and given an air cast as oppose to plaster hard cast. Why? Also if the bone does not appear to be displaced after 10 days is there a chane it may still displace. Also I was told to not bear weight on it for 5 more weeks. After 5 weeks I am supposed to return for more x-rays and if all goes well a walking cast. Will it be painfull to walk at that point? Do these type of injuries cause authritis? Also I have been rading a lot about the necrosis what is that about? Thank You

Posted By Mike on May 23, 2005 at 12:48:37:

Worn daily for a few minutes to several hours, the night splint, over time has been clinically proven to reduce the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis and other overuse injuries of the lower leg.

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