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What to do if I broke my fibula, and its slowly healing but not much at all, and I'm in severe pain with it, what are the options?

What to do if I broke my fibula, and its slowly healing but not much at all, and I'm in severe pain with it, what are the options?

If Non-Union: That can be a problem. You make need surgical repair to pin the two pieces together. Other options include stem cell repair for non-union fractures as well as long as the bones are not displaced too much. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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I have a fractured fibula that is not healing right, what is the next step to correct the healing?

I have a fractured fibula that is not healing right, what is the next step to correct the healing?

Energy: 50's female with non-healing fibula fracture needs to review FDA-approved electromagnetic field therapy. Mild physical exercises via walking & aquatherapy stimulate tissue growth factors. Electro-acupuncture probably does same. Nutrition, Vit's C & D, sun exposure, Calcium, Magnesium & horsetail herb tinctures conjoin to maximize the healing event. ...Read more

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Do you have to sleep with a walking boot on while your fibula and tibia is healing or no ?

Do you have to sleep with a walking boot on while your fibula and tibia is healing or no ?

Maybe...: This depends on the character of the injury that you have.. There are many things that factor into whether you need to wear the boot to sleep or not. Ask the orthopedic surgeon who is taking care of you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bimalleolar fracture of the left tibia and lateral malleolar fracture of fibula. how long for healing?

What to do if I have a bimalleolar fracture of the left tibia and lateral malleolar fracture of fibula. how long for healing?

Bimalleolar: Ankle fractures typically take 8 weeks to heal. 99% pf them need surgery unless you are infirm, ILL or don't walk. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks for full recovery. You typically cannot bear weight until about 6-8 weeks even with surgery. The plates and screws hold the bones in place so they can heal in the proper position, they DONT support your weight. ...Read more

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Should 12 weeks healing be concerning for a broken fibula break?

Should 12 weeks healing be concerning for a broken fibula break?

Yes.: In most fibular fractures, healing should occur in abut 6 weeks. If the fracture is displaced a significant to a significant degree, then surgery may be indicated. Also, it may be a delayed union, or non-union, depending on the exact circumstances. An orthopedic surgeon, should be able to counsel you regarding this. ...Read more

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I have just found out my fibula has been broken for the past 13 weeks and not healing. I have been in cast for this long too. What can do done?

I have just found out my fibula has been broken for the past 13 weeks and not healing. I have been in cast for this long too. What can do done?

Treatment options: There are a couple options. One, obviously, is surgery, in which bone graft (or a substitute bone graft) and/or internal vs external fixation is placed. Another option is an external bone stimulator - there are several versions of these - which apply an energy field (i.E ultrasound or electromagnetic) to the fracture site which can induce healing. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Minimally displaced fractures in the head of the fibula.what's treatment ?

Exam: You would definitely want to be fully examined to rule out any associated ligamentous injury to the ankle or knee, which is fairly common with that fracture. If it is truly an "isolated" fracture, patients can gradually increase their weight bearing as tile rated and are usually doing well by about 6-8 weeks. Discuss your specific case with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 30 years old and broke my tibia a fibula 7 months ago and both bones still aren't healing why?

I'm 30 years old and broke my tibia a fibula 7 months ago and both bones still aren't healing why?

Many factors: Some tibial fractures are slow to heal, particularly those involving the front (anterior cortex). Are you a smoker or a diabetic? Healing is slower with smokers and diabetics. Ibuprofen and other nsaids may slow bony healing. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine. Are you following the recommendations of your physician with regards to bracing, weight-bearing status, etc? A bone stimulator may be a good option for you. ...Read more

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