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A 29-year-old male asked:

tibia fracture - surgery to repair tibia may 5th - have been out of my cast 3-4 weeks, recently able to bear weight, tibia still swells, this normal?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, swelling can last up to a year after surgery. Glad you're doing well.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Podiatry 14 years experience
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Jul 15, 2013
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung commented
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Jul 18, 2013
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Post Injury swelling: When you injured your tibia the energy of the injury was also absorbed by the skin muscle and tissue that surrounds the tibia injuring these structures as well and disrupting their normal state. Swelling is a result of this as these tissues repair themselves. You may experience swelling for as long as 12 to 18 months after injury and in some cases it does not resolve.

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