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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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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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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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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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After a broken tibia surgery can someone have sex?

After a broken tibia surgery can someone have sex?

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

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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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I have a broken tibia & fibila why do I need flucloxacillin?

I have a broken tibia & fibila why do I need   flucloxacillin?

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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Do I need physical therapy for broken tibia and fibula while wearing a cast?

Do I need physical therapy for broken tibia and fibula while wearing a cast?

Rehab for fracture: Not normally while you are in a cast. Some pt can be helpful to provide instruction in mobility, transferring, and gait while in the cast. Almost all pt will occur after boney healing out of cast while returning to normal activity. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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Broken Tibia on right ankle. Ankle reduction 2 weeks ago, no improvement in new X-ray. What should I do?

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

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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

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

Being obese: means that we are putting extra weight/stress on our body. This especially impacts weight bearing bones and joints. The more morbid the obesity - the more this can impact. So, being a healthy weight would be a +. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Doubt it: Because there has been muscle atrophy, stressing the calf, which will happen with heels, will lead to fatigue and pain. Strengthen your legs for a couple of weeks. It should not harm the bone that was fractured, but allow your body to heal ...Read more