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Hypersensitivity Post Fracture Of Tibia
Tibia Healing Time:
Closed tibia fractures heal on average of 4.5 months. Open tibia fracturesor fractures that have an open wound heal on average of 5, 5 months. Revoery time is longer then healing time of bone because of injury to the tissue around the tibia. Total recovery may take 12 to 18 months to reach a base line status.
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
2-3 months to heal: A fractured tibia is a significant injury. Closed, non-operative management for stable well-aligned fractures treated in a cast would be expected to heal in about 2-3 months. Worse injuries that require surgery and a long intramedullary nail or a plate and screws (or similar), may take longer to heal, especially if there is a loss of tissue (skin, muscle, etc.) from around the fracture area. ...Read more
Tibial plateau: You will usually walk with crutches with no weight on the leg until the fracture heals which can take 6 weeks. ...Read more
No: However, the presence of an osteosarcoma may lead to a pathologic fracture through the bone lesion. ...Read more
Fractuee: As long as you are under the care of a doctor your spiral fracture should heal and you will be fine. ...Read more
See below: Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Trauma: I have seen this in a kid who fell over his day roughhousing, which was the only somewhat innocent cause I could think of. The injury implys a twisting form of trauma. I suppose a kid who stuck his leg in a hole & fell over could do it, but the possibility of inflicted trauma must be considered. ...Read more
How do I take care of a fractured tibia with no midical insurance. ...its a stable fracture as far as I kno as well?
I fractured my pelvis when I was 16 which left numbness, tngling, and hypersensitivity resulting in pain from light touch. What is causing this?
Nerve injury: The symptoms you describe are called allodynia which means that normally non painful stimuli become painful. It is always from nerve disease or injury. Since the onset of symptoms is soon after fracture you have injured a nerve which is not likely to heal. Medications can control your symptoms. ...Read more
I fractured my distal femur and tibia at the knee, I'm healed but I have pain on my outer knee along with a distorted look. What could this be?
I fractured my tibia 2 weeks ago playing soccer and had it pinned and plated but not plastered. How long before I can play again? I have the X-ray.
Return to play: You want a concrete answer and it is not that simple. Despite a open reduction and fixation the bone must heal completely before you can return to soccer. This is a major bone and could be expected to take 4-6 months to heal. If you are doing rehabilitation with range of motion and strengthening during the healing process you will hasten your return but again the bone must heal first. ...Read more
I took alfacalcidol (+sun) for fracture tibia from accident, dose was. 25 mcg for one month and. 5 mcg for 13 days, Stop it immediately or gradually?
Full strength until your Orthopedist tells you that its OK to stop...gradual elimination is not necessary!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
What's the worst case scenario for not getting a potentially fractured tibia checked out? If anything itd be a slight fracture definitely not displaced
Worst case: Not going to your doctor for physical exam and x-ray is the worst case!! ...Read more
2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in vascular muscle tissue and vascularity= healing. It isn't unusual for this bone to take upwards of 3+ mo to heal. And in adults often warrants surgery as well to stabilize the break while it heals. ...Read more
Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the fracture, but most heal by about 12 weeks. ...Read more
Usuallly a Rod: Depending upon the location of the fracture, and the type of fracture, various rx are available - the intramedullary nail is the commonest. Plates and screws are used nearer the knee and ankle. Occasionally, an external fixator is used. ...Read more
Healing time: The average healing time for a tibia fracture that did not break through the skin is 4.5 months. For fractures that are more severe or break through the skin the average time is increased to 5.5 months. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on location of the tibia fracture. IF you have not seen an orthopaedic surgeon yet, you should. Majority of adults need surgical treatment of tibia fractures whether they are proximal, shaft or distal types. Rule of thumb for most fractures-12 weeks for bone to heal if you are healthy and the bones are well aligned. Do you have xrays handy? ...Read more
Yes...: Smoking is known to delay the healing process. ...Read more
See below: Swelling, pain, inability to stand or walr, disfigurment of extremity. ...Read more
No pain is best sign: A fracture of the tibia is healed when there is radiographic evidence of healing combined with an absence of pain with ambulation and a lack of pain with direct palpating over the fracture site. ...Read more
8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more
Does a 90 year old with a displaced, slightly fractured tibia have to have surgery or can it be put in a cast?
Possibly: Depending on the patient's medical condition, and preinjury walking status, and the exact nature of the fracture (i.e. how displaced is the fracture?), a minimally displaced fracture often can be treated without surgery (i.e. a cast). However, the final decision will depend on the exact imaging findings and the opinion of your orthopedist. ...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
I fractured my tibia and wasn't offered any pain relief and am in a lot of pain. Paracetamol is not helping. Why wasn't I offered any?
I fractured my tibia and fibula in December. Is it normal to still have pain in the area 10 months on? Finding it's been aching a lot recently
Maybe: You should follow up with your orthopaedic surgeon. Fractures are normally healed by this point, but there can be many causes of pain including nonunion, malunion, infection, and various other soft tissue derangements. ...Read more
Yes and its a significant injury
it can happen in a bad twisting fall or a car
many fractures such as you describe will
need surgical fixation for the best result of the
some that are nondisplaced will just require
a prolonged period of immobilization. ...Read more
U can't make it heal: The body is programed 2 due this all by itself. If healthy, proper diet NO SMOKING! !! & adequate calcium intake U will heal. Fractures of the junction of the middle & distal tibia have lower blood supply, so follow the advice of Ur ortho 2 a T. Don't push it. Fractures with a larger surface area involved heal better than a hairline Fx, , which has a very small surface area & heal slowly. ...Read more
6-12 weeks: Anything from 6-12 weeks depending on whether you are weight bearing on it or not. ...Read more
Stress fracture: This is not an uncommon problem. Check with your orthopedist about treatment options. ...Read more
It depends: On the age of the patient, young patient heal faster 6-8 weeks, older patient it take up to 12 weeks. ...Read more
See below: Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
After it's healed: Surgical hardware is not usually removed unless it is causing a problem like pain, infection, or cosmetics. There are other things as well but they are not routinely removed. Once the bone is healed completely, then you can talk with your doctor about possible removal of hardware. ...Read more
Possibly 1+ yrs: Depending on the severity of your fracture, recovery from trauma such as a long bone fracture can take upwards of 1 year, possibly 2. As you are healing your fracture, your activities are likely limited. As a result, your surrounding musculature may become deconditioned. It takes a long time to build back that endurance and strength. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more