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Aftercare

Immobilization and weight bearing

If the fixation is stable, no external immobilization is required.

After a day or two of bed rest, the patient can be mobilized toe-touch weight bearing using crutches or a frame.

Increased weight bearing can be introduced as the fracture is judged to be healing, depending on patient age. In an adolescent, partial weight bearing at 6 weeks and full weight bearing at 12 weeks would be typical.