A 32-year-old female asked:
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had op for tibial plateau fracture in mid-feb, no physio offered, can't fully straighten my leg any more. should i be worried? when can i weight bare?

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Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Focus on motion: Tibial plateau fxs can result on traumatic arthritis of the knee. Physical therapy is important after the fx has healed. Make sure bone has united then initiate therapy.
Answered on Apr 29, 2014
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
See the surgeon: You need to get full range of motion back. May need x-rays to see the anatomy and healing.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Meir Marmor
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your surgeon: 3 month after a tibial plateau fracture weight, bearing and physiotherapy should definitely be considered. You should be concerned and should see your surgeon for further instructions
Answered on May 14, 2014

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