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Doctor insights on: Broken Tibia And Fibula Healing Time

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How to speed up fracture healing of tibia and fibula?

How to speed up fracture healing of tibia and fibula?

Ultrasound: Tibial shaft fracture are slow healers. The average time to healing in a simple tibia fracture is about 4.5 months. There is one study that suggests applying a medical device that emits pulses of ultrasound waves to the bone for twenty minutes a day can decrease the healing time approximately by three weeks. You can argue if this is a benefit or not in a slow healing fracture. ...Read more

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Broken forearm surgery time for recovery (plate and screws)?

Broken forearm surgery time for recovery (plate and screws)?

12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more

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How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

At least 6 weeks.: Bones generally gain an appreciable amount of strength back six weeks after a break. Strength/solidity/calcification can continue beyond that, but six weeks is a good marker. ...Read more

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What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is what a nonunion is, it really depends on the nature of your problem and the type of surgery done. In the best cases scenario, it will heal in6-8 weeks. In the worst, it may not heal again. You would sure want to avoid nicotine and nsaids. Thanks. ...Read more

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Broken ankle of medial malleolus + broken fibula will be out of commission for how long?

Broken ankle of medial malleolus + broken fibula will be out of commission for how long?

Fracture: A broken bone usually requires 6-8 weeks to heal on average. If surgery is required then i would count on the full 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Depends but: Typically most fracture heal in about 3 months but may continue remodelling for up to a year. After three months most fractures are healed to the point where there are no restrictions. That is also true for compound fractures but it depends on their severity. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

Will a  nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

NO: Should not be a problem If it is undisplayed fracture with no over ridding and growth plates are not involved Speak to your doctor may have other concerns ...Read more

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Fractured tibia medial malleolus non displaced no surgery, 13wks and no healing on xray. Will bearing weight or massage help healing?

Bone stimulator: As long as there is no displacement, it may just need a little jump start. The best way to do achieve this is via a bone stimulator. A device about the size of an ipod is strapped to your leg and transmits a current across the fracture site. Such a charge is actually a physiologic response to bone healing. ...Read more

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How long should swelling last with compound fracture of tibia and fibula?

Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection... ...Read more

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Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??

Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??

Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even immobilization, while others can have injuries severe enough they need surgery. Initial immobilization is appropriate for many TFCC injuries to see if they will heal. May want to discuss specifics if your injury with your MD. ...Read more

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Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of injury. With a broken fibula ; presumed ligament tears at the ankle, surgical stabilization is common. Be sure to discuss w/ur ortho doc. ...Read more

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Recovery time and precautions following distal fibula fracture and orif. ?

Recovery time and precautions following distal fibula fracture and orif. ?

Depends: On the fracture type, how well the surgery went, what the doc saw intraoperatively....Hence, all these questions should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

Tibial plateau: You will usually walk with crutches with no weight on the leg until the fracture heals which can take 6 weeks. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal injury time to recover (simple break in the bone)?

10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more

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How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

Approx 6-8 weeks.: In healthy people, most bones take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, the body continues the healing process for a full year after injury or surgery. So for example if you had an MRI it will still show activity even after the 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Screws in ankle years after an broken ankle taken out recovery time ?

Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions. ...Read more

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All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

Bone contusions: Bone contusions can take many months to fully resolve of symptoms. Bone fractures ordinarily take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more