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When can you play sports after open fracture in lower leg?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
First everything has: To heal. You have to be patient. I don't know the extent of the fracture or how it was repaired. Generally, it takes 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. But, physical therapy may be needed. The answer is really when your surgeon gives you permission, but realistically it will take at minimum a couple of months. Do not try and walk on it before the doc gives you permission. You do not want to delay healing.
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Varies: Fracture healing depends upon the type of fracture and other factors. Your ortho can best answer this.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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