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Had a distal tibial fracture 4m ago. I have started walking now but wid brace. Don't have pain but can't walk properly. How long'll it take to heal?
Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?
Maybe: It depends on the nature of the distal tibia fracture and if it involved the articular surface or not. Fractures that involve the joint surface can be life-changing injuries. If the articular surface was uninjured, you should regain normal walking cadence, but it could take several months as distal tibia fractures are slow to heal. It's hard to say without seeing the x-rays. ...Read more
I had a distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Transverse n comminuted .Surgery was carried out wid plates .Bones r weak. How long it'll take to heal ?
Should be healed by: Now. Weakness is from being immobilized to allow the bone to heal by non wt bearing. Once your orthopod deems the fx healed, he'll start a supervised p therapy, to increase: strength of muscles & range of motion in your ankle/foot. This can take about 3-4 months, depending on the severity of the injury, result of the surgery, pain control, etc, and how motivated a pt. Is in improving himself. ...Read more
If mra showed abi on right dorsalis pedis is zero before surgery should doctor freak out after aortic bypass surgery o again then he does a r ileofemarol thrombolectomy and a intraoperative angiogram and a r distal pop-tibial exposure then a r greater sap
I : I believe that you also asked this question elsewhere, so escuse me if the first part of my answer is a repeat. The ankle-brachial index (abi) is a screening test done with blood pressure cuffs and an ultrasound probe. An mra, in contrast, uses magnetic fields and injected dye to directly visualize the anatomy of the blood vessels. Therefore, while an mra might show a blocked dorsalis pedis artery, it would not be reported as showing an abi of zero. The abi tests blood pressure in the dorsalis pedis and the posterior tibial arteries and compares those measurements to blood pressures in the arms. If the pressures in the feet are significantly lower than those in the arms, and/or the patient has clinical signs of decreased blood flow to the feet, then one may decide to intervene. It sounds to me like you had no pulse in your dorsais pedis artery before your surgery, regardless of what your abi might have been. This could have happened because of chronic blockage or because of new clot that might have formed a) because of decreased flow in an already-diseased dorsalis pedis or b) because of clot that came from abnormal vessels upstream. You had an aortic bypass, so there certainly was disease upstream. It sounds to me like your surgery was a difficult one. However, it's hard to know whether your doctor was fixing problems that were caused by the surgery or whether you just had a lot of disease to begin with and he or she was trying to fix a of of problems at the same time. Unfortunately, a lot of people with bad arterial disease wind up in a wheelchair or with amputations despite the best efforts of good doctors. Still, if you think your doctor made a mistake, you should certainly talk it over with him or her and consider seeing another doctor for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a red, dry, itchy area about the size of a dime on the medial distal tbial area just above my ankles, on both legs. Been there about a month. ?
MRi found that I have moderate posterior tibial tendinopathy with moderate diffuse thickening and mildly increased signal of the tendon distally near its insertion on the navicular. should I do surgery?
Tendinopathy is a: chronic inflammation of the tendon which doesn't require surgery the way that a tear might. Tendinopathy usually occurs due to repetitive or abnormal usage of the muscle group or joint. Evaluate the activities which gave you the tendinopathy in the first place, and take steps to reduce the stresses. RICE therapy is a mainstay of treatment. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit for personal advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing by 6-8 weeks: Newer osteotomy techniques and implants may allow for earlier weight bearing (in a locked hinged brace) than the historical standard of 6 weeks on crutches. Many are done as true outpatient surgery. Rehabilitation 2x weekly for 3 months is expected. Unlimited (nonimpact aerobic activity) usually OK by 3 months. Discuss your specific rehabilitation with your surgeon. ...Read more
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