A 29-year-old female asked:
i had a commuted fracture of upper end tibia left and had surgery fr the same with one plate and 6 screws to fix the fracture. its been 3 mon nw.. hw long will it take to heal fully ? will i be able to walk lyk i used to and wear heels??
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Dr. David Trettin answered
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tibial plateau: Assuming u had an ORIF of your tibial plateau fx it takes on average 8-12 weeks for the fx to heal.May take longer to fully ‘recover’. Smokers take longer to heal fxs.Xrays would be very helpful here...yes u should eventually be able to wear heels again— though it may be some time for this! Best of luck!
Answered on Nov 8, 2020
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