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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
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
I had surgery to insert plate & 6 screws (1 to be removed) after broken tibia, torn lgmnts & cartldg. Should I worry about foreign objects in my body?
Can you tell me about the best method to treat a broken tibia and fibula bone of past six yeats that has not healed well.?
? Need to see X-ray : Cannot say without looking @ your most recent x-rays.Depends where it was broken and what treatment you have had already.It would also be helpful to know what symptoms you are experiencing now ( pain, deformity, etc.)gl! ...Read more
I have a broken tibia and fibula. Doc says he wants to put in pin and rod. I'm a athlete and i don't want it. Do i need it. Can i heal naturally or no?
Choices: The doc suggesting pins/rods suggests poor position. Bones will heal by themselves naturally, but if they are not aligned well, then they will heal badly aligned. As an athlete you will probably get a better result and probably not need a 6 week cast with the rods/pins. We stich lacerations to facilitate healing and good alignment, but unstitched will heal. Is basically the same with bones.. ...Read more
Broken Tibia on right ankle. Ankle reduction 2 weeks ago, no improvement in new X-ray. What should I do?
Relax! Don't do it.: Even with a spectacular reduction of the fracture, two weeks is hardly enough time judge improvement. A lot of bone absorption followed by bone deposition has to occur. Sometimes early x-rays may look like the healing has stalled or even reversed. Be patient and let your body do it's stuff. ...Read more
Will weight have an effect on healing of broken tibia? Fractured with a rod. Walk on it, but it hurts. I am an obese 40 yr old female
Hi there! Last week I got my cast off my leg as I had a broken tibia (close to the knee). Will I be able to wear heels this weekend?
Broken tibia & fibula in 99. Leg length discrepancy 1.5" but only tibia is short. Fibula bowing. Problems from feet up. Pursue Taylor spatial frame?
Post fracture: This should only be decided by you and the ortho you trust ...Read more
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