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after a tibia and fibia break how long it will take me to regain muscle in my leg

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience Family Medicine
Same as time in cast: It will take about as long to regain strength as your leg was immobilized, assuming proper strength training. Consult a physical therapist for help u ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee pain: The most common cause of knee pain is simple degenerative arthritis, but this is uncommon in someone younger than 25yrs. Treatment is physical therapy ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
And pain free?: Sounds like you are doing great! Eight weeks is good. It can take up to a year for complete healing to occur.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Derotational or high: 4 DJD?derotational R usually done in kids with severe deformity, & no compartments released. If it was high & derotational or 4 DJD, compartm ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
6-8 weeks: If you only strained the muscle 6-8 weeks to completely heal. If you think it is a serious tear or something more please have it checked by a physicia ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
3-6 weeks: Healing time for bones depends on the individual, the type of fracture (displaced vs non-displaced), and how the bone was set before it began to heal ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
35 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your orthopod: Only the doctor who has examined you and seen your x-rays can give you a good answer for your particular situation. It often takes 6-10 weeks before y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Crush injury: Most crush injuries of the foot involve significant damage to the tissues. These injuries can be very serious and often require 2-3 months for full r ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: If you have undergone physical therapy i would advise you to see your surgeon, usually it's 6-8 weeks can be a few months if it was a severe tendon re ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Most bones fractures heal in 6-8 weeks. It is important that people with fractured bones maintain frequesnt followup with the doctor during the heali ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Typically 4-6 weeks: A minor nondisplaced fracture in the wrist will typically heal within 4-6 weeks usually with a cast for that period it will also takes another 2-4 ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Harry Dollahite
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Four weeks : I am going to make a couple of assumptions. Since this was a bone graft to the scaphoid bone, I am presuming that is small bone graft and was taken fr ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
You need an: x-ray to be decided . Some kind of metatarsal fracture can take up to 8 weeks to heal.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Wrist surgery: it will take 6 weeks for the fracturedto heal completely .
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
6-10 weeks: Depending on the treatment 6-10 weeks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Typically 4-6 wks: Really depends on severity of injury (number of tendons involved, location of injury, etc). Low grade injury may recover in matter of weeks, more sev ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
40 years experience Family Medicine
6 weeks: If it is an uncomplicated fracture of each and immobilised properly, they will take 6 weeks to heal. If they are complicated by being displaced, infec ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
Depends on injury: It depends on the severity of the sprain. Sometimes only physical therapy treatments and/ or knee arthroscopy may be necessary.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend o the age: Children heal faster than adult. Children need about 6-8 weeks adult need about 8-12 weeks.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes. Sometimes bones never heal - it is called a non-union.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Bones take at least 6-8 weeks to heal and thus this time can give you an idea but talk to you orthopedist.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About 6 weeks: About 6 weeks.

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