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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?
8 to 12 weeks: 8 to 12 weeks to heal on average. However, X-rays will be needed to determine when you have healed. Some patients can take as long as 6 months. Make sure you completely follow your physicians instructions regarding non-weight bearing etc.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: If it is an uncomplicated fracture of each and immobilised properly, they will take 6 weeks to heal. If they are complicated by being displaced, infected or affecting a joint surface it may take longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It may heal up as quickly as 2 months. If the injury was severe and you have a highly comminuted fracture then it may take many more months and possibly further surgery to get it to heal. ...Read more
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 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
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
1200 mg: There is typically not an extra calcium requirement for healing a fracture; you should make sure that you get at least the recommended daily allowance, which would be in foods like milk, tofu, fortified orange juice, spinach or salmon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Umpredictable: Nobody can predict it. Sometimes fractures do not heal well requiring bone electrical estimulation. If the fracture is large or with too much separation from both borders the orthopodist will recommend surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin infection?: It might have been given if you had a break in the skin with concern about skin infections. Broken bones without breaks in the skin don't require antibiotics. ...Read more
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