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Fractured Fibula Recovery Time
Fibula fracture: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Fracture: bone typically takes between 6-8 weeks to heal itself. primary healing is faster - through surgery - the fracture is reduced, fixated and heals 4-5 weeks. secondary healing is slower - the bone is not fixated - may be casted, the body forms a blood clot that calcifies and becomes bone. 6-8 weeks ...Read more
See an orthopaedist: See an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for trauma. She or he can assess you and give you the options. Depending on your exact condition, surgery may or may not be necessary. If surgery is suggested, it is best done shortly after the accident (unless delayed by swelling, skin problems, other injuries/issues) since the healing starts immediately. Waiting too long make the surgery harder. ...Read more
Depends on fracture: Some fibula fractures are stable meaning that it is ok to put weight on them and they will still heal. Others are unstable so they either require surgery or in some cases non weight bearing. It would be best to discuss it with your Orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
I have a mid shaft fractured fibula it's been two weeks exactly and can walk with little to no pain is ok to being working out in the pool ?
Yes but confirm: Mid shaft fractures of the fibula unassociated with an injury to the ligaments holding the tibia and the fibula together (syndesmosis) are usually caused b a direct blow to the fibula. They are a nuisance fracture and are treated symptomatically. Follow up xrays by your doctor are necessary. Confirm my opinion with your doc before starting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fibula: Usually yes. The issue is what position the fibula is in when it heals. If it is not properly aligned, you may develop knee or ankle problems after it heals. ...Read more
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