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How long does it take to recover from a broken tibia typically?

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 more

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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 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 more

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How long does it take for all the soft tissue to heal after surgery to repair broken tibia plateau?

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

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Roughly, how long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg to heal?

Roughly, how long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg to heal?

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 more

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How long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg, to fully heal?

How long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg, to fully heal?

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

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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

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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?

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

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What can I do for a speedy recovery for a broken tibia ?

What can I do for a speedy recovery for a broken tibia ?

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

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How do you know how much calcium you need to heal a broken tibia?

How do you know how much calcium you need to heal a broken tibia?

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 more

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Broken tibia of a 71 year old female--will it heal well?

Broken tibia of a 71 year old female--will it heal well?

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 more

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