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May 2018


My daughter had surgery because she suffered a Salter-Harris 3 on her ankle. She was put in a cast. It has been taken off, but is it normal for her foot to look skinny? It looks shorter than the other one, but I’m not sure if it’s just because it looks skinny. Should I be worried? Thank you.

- Victoria - California (Parent)



Often a foot/ankle can look a little bit different after coming out of a cast. This should get better with time. If your daughter is in pain or having significant swelling or other concerning symptoms this is something that should be discussed with her surgeon.

- Corinna Franklin, MD


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