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A 31-year-old female asked:

I had a distal tibial fracture 4m ago. transverse n comminuted .surgery was carried out wid plates .bones r weak. how long it'll take to heal ?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Should be healed by: Now. Weakness is from being immobilized to allow the bone to heal by non wt bearing. Once your orthopod deems the fx healed, he'll start a supervised p therapy, to increase: strength of muscles & range of motion in your ankle/foot. This can take about 3-4 months, depending on the severity of the injury, result of the surgery, pain control, etc, and how motivated a pt. Is in improving himself.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2013


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