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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
6-8 weeks: You need to heal both bone and tendon. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my leg both tibia and fibula and now its a non union and still its not healing what should I do?
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