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compound fracture tibia fibula

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection...

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
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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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: No infection, let alone blood infection, is normal. Contact your doctor immediately.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
High : High fibular and tibial fractures are notoriously unstable. I assume you have some internal fixation holding things in place. If so, one of the scre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
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
44 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Smoking will slow down the healing of the fracture.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
39 years experience Sports Medicine
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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