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What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

Unpredictable

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The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have an opening in the skin associated with them, but it's not the opening but rather the amount of skin, tissue and bone loss as well as possible injuries to blood vessels and nerves that determines the time for healing
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

How long will you be in a cast with a compound fracture of the ulna and radius?

Frature healed

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The cast is used to prtect the frature untill is healed, that may take 8-16 weeks .
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Dr. Stevan Cordas answered:

What is the average healing time for a compound fracture of the leg?

Length of time

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Depends on type of fracute, location, smoking history, age. Simple greenstick about 6 weeka if not displaced. Longer variable if displaced.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

What is the post-surgery treatment for a compound fracture of the tibia?

Casting and therapy

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Compound fracture of your tibia requiring surgery likely means you had teel rod/plates and screws to stabilize the tibia. After surgery, you may need casting, possible a removable cast. non-weight-bearing (NO Walking on that leg) for several weeks, then partial wt bearing etc..Physically therapy is almost always recommended during this process. Ask questions and follow doc's advice. Good luck
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How long will a compound fracture of the right forearm ache for?

Depends

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A compound fracture is a serious fracture. Depending on the amount of trauma to other surrounding tissues, any complications and other such issues, the aching could be for several days to several weeks. Pain is different for each person and each fracture. If concern, see your doctor and get re-evaluated.
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Dr. David Trettin answered:

2006 left me with a compound fracture of the right Femur.The rod is stainless steel and was special ordered for size. and 3 pins. What does it weigh?

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Sorry just answered a very similar question regarding the weight of a titanium tibial rod(~12 ounces). So a stainless steel rod which is likely 2-6cm.longer( depending on how tall u are)w/3 interlocking screws may weigh 16 ounces( give or take 2-3 ounces).Special ordered?( for your length or width of femur-- unusual in compound=open fxs.)Possibly u meant comminuted( 'shattered')? Hope that helps!
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

How could I treat a compound fracture to my vertebra?

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Have compound fracture of the vertebra, the treatment principle of the compound fracture any place should be followed the treating surgeon should be spine surgeon.
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What are the signs of a compound fracture?

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Pain, swelling, difficulty walking, grinding feeling of the bone, deformity of the affected area.
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What are the easiest methods to get a compound fracture?

Pressure

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Like in a bad football or soccer accident or have a boat fall on you. Not a good thing to have your bone protrude through your skin!
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

What's the easiest way to get a compound fracture?

Crushing injuries

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Major car crashes and industrial crushing injuries, fall from great height, and collision sports often result in coompound fractures--basically complete fracture of the bone with fragmentations at the fracture site--see picture. Live well. Live safely. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Good luck
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