United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 19-year-old female asked:
Broken tibia, no surgery - the soft bone around the break has all formed, how long should it take to harden/calcify? it's been 9 weeks since the break
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
25 years experience
Get re-evaluated....: If a fracture is splinted properly a normal bone repair time is 4 to 6 weeks. If you have not seen this result you should see an orthopedic surgeon. There are folks that heal slower. There are problems with healing like delayed union and non union. Your doctor can help you with this.
4.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 23, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.