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How do you know if your tibia is fully healed after a fracture?

How do you know if your tibia is fully healed after a fracture?

No pain is best sign: A fracture of the tibia is healed when there is radiographic evidence of healing combined with an absence of pain with ambulation and a lack of pain with direct palpating over the fracture site. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

Will a  nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

NO: Should not be a problem If it is undisplayed fracture with no over ridding and growth plates are not involved Speak to your doctor may have other concerns ...Read more

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I fractured my distal femur and tibia at the knee, i'm healed but I have pain on my outer knee along with a distorted look. What could this be?

I  fractured my distal femur and tibia at the knee, i'm healed but I have pain on my outer knee along with a distorted look. What could this be?

Hard to say: There are a lot of possibilities. An exam and x-ray would almost surely determine the cause. If you had surgery, it could be a prominent screw. Sometimes extra bone will form around a fracture that can appear as a lump that will usually remodel. Consider being seen, . ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in vascular muscle tissue and vascularity= healing. It isn't unusual for this bone to take upwards of 3+ mo to heal. And in adults often warrants surgery as well to stabilize the break while it heals. ...Read more

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What are some light exercises i can do that won't be to hard on a healed, fractured tibia?

Healed fractured leg: Closed chain exercises coupled with aquatic therapy can be very helpful and useful for a healing tibia. By lower impact work the agonist and antagonist muscles can start to fire rhythm and healing can be promoted. ...Read more

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How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

U can't make it heal: the body is programed 2 due this all by itself. If healthy, proper diet NO SMOKING! !! & adequate calcium intake U will heal. Fractures of the junction of the middle & distal tibia have lower blood supply, so follow the advice of Ur ortho 2 a T. Don't push it. Fractures with a larger surface area involved heal better than a hairline Fx, ,which has a very small surface area & heal slowly. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a spiral fracture on the tibia to heal without surgery?

It depends: On the age of the patient, young patient heal faster 6-8 weeks, older patient it take up to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long it takes the tibia and fibula to heal naturally of a displaced to same position and direction fracture.. ?

Breaking Bad.: I am not quite sure what you mean by "displaced fractures of tibia and fibula healing naturally". It sounds like you mean with no fracture reduction or fixation. You might rephrase your question. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more