How long can you go without surgery on broken leg?

I am 39 years old male. I broke my leg 4 days ago playing badminton above ankle. (dangling like an octopus leg) Went to hospital immediately. But doctors keep postponing the operation due to inflammation. I am sick worried that the fracture might actually be incurable due to late surgery. Does anyone know how... show more I am 39 years old male.
I broke my leg 4 days ago playing badminton above ankle. (dangling like an octopus leg)

Went to hospital immediately.
But doctors keep postponing the operation due to inflammation.
I am sick worried that the fracture might actually be incurable due to late surgery.

Does anyone know how long you can go without surgery on fractured limb?
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