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Broken Tibia And Fibula Healing Time
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection... ...Read more
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
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
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
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
6-8 weeks: You need to heal both bone and tendon. ...Read more
How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?
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
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.
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