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Should I get a 2nd opinion for an ankle fracture?

Hello,

I recently got two minimally displaced fractures in my foot/ankle. The first ortho I saw was very positive on my prognosis with just a walking boot and immediate weight bearing as tolerated and to stop using the crutches ASAP. I felt good during the appt but everyone I speak with now says that seems aggressive? Would you get a second opinion just to be sure that this is the best treatment?
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I mean the doctor is the certified professional, not your co workers or friends. Every patient is different. I wish my doctor would have given me that prognosis instead I needed a surgery. But a second opinion hurts no one and he may have the same prognosis and at least you will feel better about the plan. Good luck!
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29837 tn?1414534648
Always a second if not a third opinion. Here's why. In 2011 my left ankle was totaled due to arthritis. it was bone on bone with no cartilage left. The first doctor said the ankle will have to be fused. I went for a second opinion. That doctor said fusion in the long run will complicate things. Instead, I had an artificial STAR ankle put in. NO MORE PAIN for the past 8 years with no complications.
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More opinion is a must. Just because these professionals have degrees does not mean they are good. Also, there is always a good chance of human error, "trust but double check ";)
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973741 tn?1342342773
Where are you at with this?  Are you off crutches?  Did you schedule a second opinion?  They never hurt.  But would guess that you are on track to healing or he wouldn't have suggested it.  He doesn't want you to have a set back.  
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