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Clean Tibia Fibula Full Leg Cast Walking Brace
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
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Hello I took my full leg cast of 5 days ago ( due to a hairline fracture in my tibia) I have been walking with a limp and saw my ankle got swollen ?
PT may be in order: Physical therapy can address the gait issue with limping as this is likely related to muscle weakness.In addtion they can do soft tissue massage to alleviate the ankle swelling. This can occur when muscles are weak and do not provide enough pumping action to return blood to the heart.Check in w/your Orthopedist or Sports MD to get a prescription &/or agreement on next steps to get your gait normal ...Read more
I got a real bad tibia/fibula break and got a metal brace on my leg had it for three months how long before i probably be able to walk again?
"clean" break to my tibia 5 weeks ago and in a full leg cast. There is bone starting to form, how long have i got until i can weight-bear?
Broke my tibia 5 weeks ago (sept), in a full leg cast. Will i be able to ski in january? I was an intermediate skier before the accident
depends: It depends a little on thank you. The more specific nature of your tibia fracture. That being said, "most" tibia fractures heal by 6-8 weeks with resumption of unrestricted activities by 12 weeks, making your january ski schedule. Again, there are some fracture configurations and types of tibia fractures that do take longer to heal. ...Read more
How long does it take to fully recover from a broken tibia. Break is 5 inches above foot and it didn't need any surgery and was put in a full leg cast?
I took of my full leg cast of 5 days ago (due to a hairline fracture on my Tibia). Why am I feeling pain around my heal?
Casts can cause-: -pressure sores on the heel, initially such pressure is painful, if progressive pressure remains it will lead 2 full thickness loss, then the pain goes away. The cast should not have been removed by U. U need it 2 immobilize the fracture. Hairline Fx's often lead 2 progression 2 a none union except in kids. Get in 2 C Ur orthopedist. ...Read more
3-4 weeks: It take the muscle some time to recover. ...Read more
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
How soon will I be walking after breaking my tibia and fibula? I'm currently 4 weeks into my recovery. Clean break, no surgery, in a removable brace.
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