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Broken Fibula Recovery Time
My daughter has burning sensation every time she gets up from her broken fibula why is this happening should I be concern?
I have a broken fibula and facing surgery or leg cast for 6 weeks. What is the healing time of surgery and what are benefits of it over the cast?
The results that you can receive are dependent on the extent of the injury that you have. You are young and pending on the type of fracture (aligned ?, stable ? Involving the joint ?) all come into play when deciding if surgery is better than cast.
That being said, in general surgery has a better shot of providing a better out come.
Your surgeon is in the best position to advise you. ...Read more
6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Although a non-weight bearing bone, fibula fractures can be painful with certain motions; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more
8 to 12 weeks: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: A healthy person without confounding medical problems such as smoking, diabetes, bone or thyroid disease should recover from a fibular fracture in 6-8 weeks. The type of fracture also determines recovery time. Simple fractures heal within 6-8 weeks. More complex fractures take longer. ...Read more
Yes.: In most fibular fractures, healing should occur in abut 6 weeks. If the fracture is displaced a significant to a significant degree, then surgery may be indicated. Also, it may be a delayed union, or non-union, depending on the exact circumstances. An orthopedic surgeon, should be able to counsel you regarding this. ...Read more
Broken bones: Can definately cause pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
What r the symptoms of a slightly broken fibula. I got x-rays and i just want to know the symptoms?
No such thing: It's either broken or not. You may have sprained your ankle which presents with pain, swelling on outside part of your ankle. Typically pain is below tip of bone. If your pain persist despite two weeks of treatment (splint:boot and crutches) you should followup with your orthopedist. May consider MRI to rule out an occult fracture. ...Read more
I have a broken fibula, i'm fairly active . What's the best kind of cast to have to accommodate that lifestyle?
Should I be worried about pain being relatively the same as right after my surgery. I had 3 screws and a plate put in to fix my broken fibula.
So that it: Doesn't get worse......Get a more detailed answer ›
What can be done if oxycontin is ineffective in treating the pain in my leg from a broken fibula?
Broken Fibula: It depends on where the break is and how bad it is. Sometimes your doctor will want you to wear the boot while sleeping in order to keep things in a good position. ...Read more
Can you tell me, are there any braces made for a broken fibula just above the ankle that would allow me to compete sooner?
I had a broken fibula and tibula and I am out of the boot now 3 weeks is it ok to walk without the use of a crutch i still have a limp?
Take it easy: I would advise you to please use crutches until the limp is better. Have a nice day ! ...Read more
If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long have you been casted? When you remove the cast , do you walk on the foot? Or use crutches? Older you are , greater the risk of (the above) occurring. Why do you remove the support? Itching. Poor fit? Hurts? Best to discuss with your doctor! ...Read more
How long until i can walk again after surgery from a broken fibula? I am already toe touch walking with the crutches.
I would like to know how long is surgery for orif for a right broken fibula, it is the lower part of the fibula close to the ankle?
Hour or less: If you have a fractured fibula the average time would be about an hour or less (typically 30-40 minutes). I don't really focus on the length but quality of care done. Obviously if your surgeon takes more than a couple hours that is a bit too long as greatly increases risk of infection and lengthens tourniquet time which can cause other issues. ...Read more
I had surgery in jul12 and revision in nov12 for a broken fibula and ankle. I was nwb until feb13. In pt and having extreme swelling, is this normal?
Doctor says I'll be out with a broken fibula for 6 weeks. What can I do for it
heal faster? I wanna be back playing football In 4 weeks.
Not likely: It is going to take at least 6-8 weeks to heal, check with your doctor and see if he would allow you to play in a boot. ...Read more
If a cast for a dislocated ankle and broken fibula is removed prematurely and the same ankle brakes again within days, what is the likely outcome?
Cast Away !!!: Probably a more aggressive surgical intervention with a prolonged healing time. A more permanent degree of swelling and possibility of developing a chronically disagreeable ankle. ...Read more