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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Broken Tibia Typically
4-6 months: Really depends on how it was broke, how it was fixed, etc but realistically speaking the bone can take 3-4 months to heal based on location and your muscles will take additional time to recover if you were non weight bearing for a period of time. Expect improvements overall for upwards to a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to fully recover from a broken tibia. Break is 5 inches above foot and it didn't need any surgery and was put in a full leg cast?
How long does it take for all the soft tissue to heal after surgery to repair broken tibia plateau?
Depends: This depends on many factors, including the severity of the fracture, the extent and type of surgery that was done, as well as any co-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, smoking, etc. For a healthy patient with no other medical problems, the soft tissues should largely heal within a couple of weeks. Your doctor will likely follow you closely to keep an eye on your healing. ...Read more
Broken tibia, no surgery - the soft bone around the break has all formed, how long should it take to harden/calcify? It's been 9 weeks since the break
Get re-evaluated....: If a fracture is splinted properly a normal bone repair time is 4 to 6 weeks. If you have not seen this result you should see an orthopedic surgeon. There are folks that heal slower. There are problems with healing like delayed union and non union. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more
Broken tibia fibula operated with intramedullary rod.How long it may take 2 heal to walk?I am 22. Will i be able to play football with the rod inside?
Yes: Just 'rodded ' a broken tibia today... Young men who have fractured tibias which are rodded and 'locked' w/ proximal and distal screws can weight bear fairly quickly, usually w/ in the first week( w/ crutches). Most times the tibia fractures heal in 2-3 months and young adults can return to sports usually @ 3-4 months w/ intramedullary rod in place.Check w/ your ors. Gl! ...Read more
Follow Instructions: If you follow your orthopaedic surgeon's instructions, you will recover the fastest. Instructions he/she will give you will depend on the type and location of your fracture and if surgery was needed or not. But if you do not heed his/her instructions, then you can potentially experience some complications. ...Read more
Go ahead if stable: This obviously depends upon a few things. Here are a few. First, are you comfortable? Second, how was it fixed? Third, when was it fixed? Hopefully, it was fixed in a stable fashion and if so, and you are comfortable, then sex should be safe. Just avoid applying any weight to the fixed bone, ie. Don't stand on that leg, until your doctor tells you that it has healed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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