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Posted by: Moonboot | 2006/11/15

Torn ligaments in anckle

It was diognised just more than a week ago and the swelling is only getting more and very red, when you press on the swelling it stays in that dented way for a very long time. Is this normal? He's wearing a Moonboot and walking with crutches. It's still very painfull.

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You must go back to the dr that is treating her.
In the meantime have him lie down with his foot elevated
was the ankle x-rayed, if not get this done (including stress views unless these will be too painful)
He will need physio, as soon as the x-rays show no fracture, if there is a fracture this will need to be treated by an orthopeadic surgeon, and I would say it is a good call to go to one unless you have already seen one

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