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Compound fracture tibia fibula

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Wash out and surgery: A compound fracture is one in which the fracture bone(s) penetrate through the skin. This is a surgical emergency that requires immediate attention. T... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: No infection, let alone blood infection, is normal. Contact your doctor immediately.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Unpredictable: The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
6-12 weeks: Compound fractures imply an open fracture with increased risk of infection. They are a surgical emergency and need to be washed out. Because of the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Casting and therapy: Compound fracture of your tibia requiring surgery likely means you had teel rod/plates and screws to stabilize the tibia. After surgery, you may need ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Please : Please see your physician and have your leg rechecked. New swelling in an old fracture site might represent a new stress fracture, especially since y... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes.: Smoking will slow down the healing of the fracture.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Definitely YES, If -: You smoke or are exposed to 2nd hand smoke even, delayed or non union can occur, when the bones ( tibia is one of the commonest) are slow to heal or d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Certainly: Yes and its a significant injury it can happen in a bad twisting fall or a car accident many fractures such as you describe will need surgical ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Breaking Bad.: I am not quite sure what you mean by "displaced fractures of tibia and fibula healing naturally". It sounds like you mean with no fracture reduction o... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
You can't: Unfortunately, nothing you can do to speed it up. I would suggest that you take enough calcium and vitamin d through your diet (well balanced diet), f... Read More
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