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Broken ankle without surgery, am I able to walk?

My doctor said that my broken ankle should have surgery but I choose not am i able to walk? i have a minimally displaced transverse fracture with comminution involving the distal 3rd of fibula.
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Im 24 years old male...
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The problem is this. There is a "window of opportunity" for bones to knit, and if this window is lost they may never heal. It is hard yo say what effect this will have on your (a) mobility and (b) pain. I would say avoiding future chronic pain should be the main consideration. . I fractured a metatarsal bone forty years ago and it still gives me pain. You need an MRI for a definitive answer, and a second opinion.
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Thank you so much.
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