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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?

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?

Still need time: I would visit your surgeon for sure to check the hardware in your ankle. Most ankle surgeries i perform i tell my patients that it may take up to 1 year to get back to normal again. Swelling and scaring take a long time to heal. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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 more

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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. ?

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. ?

Eczema: This could be nummular eczema, stasis dermatitis, or a localized patch of psoriasis. All three are treatable with topical prescription cream.However there are other possibilities which can be diagnosed at vist with dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes tibial hemimelia?

What causes tibial hemimelia?

It is genetic: Tibial hemimelia syndrome (affects both legs) is believed to be due to an autosomal dominant gene passed on from one of the parents, while unilateral tibial hemimelia only affects one limb, and is believed to be due to an autosomal recessive gene, passed on by both parents. It may also be a spontaneous gene mutation, in which neither parent passed on the gene, but it just developed spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is a tibial osteotomy?

What is a tibial osteotomy?

Bone realignment.: It is a bony realignment procedure, used to unload the arthritic portion of your knee. It is a salvage procedure, to buy one time, before a knee replacement is needed. ...Read more

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What is medial tibial stress syndrome?

What is medial tibial stress syndrome?

Vague term: This is used to describe a variety of possible underlying conditions such as stress fracture, periostitis, insertional tendonitis, muscle strain, etc. ...Read more

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I need exercises for a tibial plateau break?

I need exercises for a tibial plateau break?

Timing is everything: The simple answer is yes. If not operated on, pt with rom and quad strengthening will be initiated once your doctor feels it is stable. Following surgery, pr is frequently started earlier as long as the fracture is stable. Healing time usually is 3 to 4 months. ...Read more