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A 17-year-old male asked:

How soon will i be walking after breaking my tibia and fibula? i'm currently 4 weeks into my recovery. clean break, no surgery, in a removable brace.

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Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Depends: Depends on severity of your (clean break) and the orientation of the adjacent ends. You are looking at about 6 weeks with no weight on leg, then 2-4 weeks with limited weight wearing a walking cast. X-rays will be a big factor on time to put weight on your leg.
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