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Care post plaster removal for fracture tibia & fibula.

Care post plaster removal for fracture tibia & fibula.

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The answer

Once the plaster cast has been removed, it is normally time to start mobilising the broken limb. Normally the doctor treating you would give you an action plan about how to do go about this. Usually you would be referred to a physiotherapist who can help you to start weight bearing safely on the weak leg, along with strengthening exercises to do at home. If you have not been given this advice already, then you really need to get back in touch with your doctor.

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