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Amputation Through Tibia And Fibula
It depends : Is the fractures are not displace the may be ok, if the fracture fragment are unstable then is necessary to fixate the fragments. If the fragments are not displace but are through the joint space then is necessary for the patient to be non weight during to avoid damage of the joint. If the fractures are just stress fractures or contusions a walking cast will be fine ...Read more
I had a clean break through my tibia and fibula, full leg cast 5 weeks now walking brace 2 mos, how long until 100%?
It depends.: Tibial shaft fractures heal slowly, but even after the fracture heals it can take many months for a patient to get back to their baseline activity. Return to full function depends on healing which in turn depends on many factors: how healthy is the patient, smoker?, was the injury high-energy or low?, was it an open fracture?, age of the patient, motivation of the patient, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had broken my tibia and fibula in an accident. It had been 3 months.How much time will it take to recover fully?
Broke my tibia and fibula 11 weeks ago, have a plate and 9 screws. Can i get the hardware out? If yes, then after how long? How about holes?
Lower leg fractures: Best person to answer your questions is the orthopedic surgeon who repaired your leg since s/he is familiar with how severe the fractures were & will be following healing process. If hardware is removed, bones will eventually remodel to fill holes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please? How long fractred tibia and fibula take to heal after surgery , and please tell what medication can be used?
3-6 months: A general rule of thumb is 3 months for the third of the leg near the knee, 4 months of the middle of the leg and 5 months of the third near the ankle. This assumes that the fracture is closed (skin was not broken) and is minimally displaced or was repaired surgically.. If you are a smoker or have poor circulation, you can double your healing time ...Read more
Multiple terms are -: Used, eg, around the ankle they are bimalleolar or trimalleolar fxs; an older name is potts fx. Growth plate injuries are called salter-harris fxs. Other terms are specific to the tibial fxs. Hopefully, i haven't confused you. Was there any specific info you wanted? ...Read more
X-ray : The principle is you want to include the nearest joint. If this is near knee , then order x-ray tibia and fibula ap/ lat including knee joint. ...Read more
Will a tibia and fibula break with pins and rods cause a child to have a limp in his gait? Will it improve when pins/rods are removed? Been 8 months.
How much time fractred tibia and fibula take to heel after surgery ,and please tell what medication can be used?
Speak with Surgeon: There are many variables with ankle injuries and repairs. It is very important to seek the advise of your surgeon and not others. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: It is hard to tell for sure what you mean by leg feels heavy, which can mean different things to different people. If you are having difficulty lifting your leg or foot, it could be a sign of nerve damage. There is a nerve close to the fibula which helps lift the foot and turn it out. If it isn't working properly it can result in "foot drop". Deconditioning can also give a "heavy" feeling. ...Read more
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