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A 21-year-old male asked:

How long before i can walk on a fractured femur i have full mobility of the leg with no pain its been four weeks since a rod was put in?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
Fracture healing: It depends! Was your fracture a simple or complex type and how was it fixed? Simple fractures fixed with a rod construct can bear weight immediately and it helps them to heal. We encourage weight bearing in these cases. Complex fractures fixed with plates and screws may need much longer before walking. There is also the question of whether you have osteoporosis or feel pain when walking.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2019


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