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non displaced distal fibula fracture

Exactly five weeks ago I fell while playing ice hockey.  I didn't think anything was broken and did not get x-rays until 10 days later.  I was told the x-rays showed a "non-displaced distal fibula fracture."  The orthopedist put me in a cam walker boot that I wore on and off until today.  I had my five week checkup today and he took new x-rays.  Now he told me the "joint space" is perfect but when I looked at the x-ray with him I asked about the healing area and he told me there was a "1 mm step off."  Is this significant?  I am 41 yrs old and do not to lose the ability to skate/play hockey.  The MD said no surgery was necessary and I surely don't want it if I don't have to have it.  He placed me in an aircast and told me to wear it as much as possible and stay off my ankle as much as possible.  Will I be able to skate normally and play hockey (it's a no check league) again?

Thanks.

Matt
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