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Leg (tibia) fractured takes how much time to recover?

Leg (tibia) fractured takes how much time to recover?

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.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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What is the normal recovery period after a fractured tibia?

What is the normal recovery period after a fractured tibia?

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

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How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

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

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Does fracture of the tibia necessarily lead to osteosarcoma?

Does fracture of the tibia necessarily lead to osteosarcoma?

No: However, the presence of an osteosarcoma may lead to a pathologic fracture through the bone lesion. ...Read more

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I got a spiral fracture of my tibia a few days ago. Will I be ok?

Fractuee: As long as you are under the care of a doctor your spiral fracture should heal and you will be fine. ...Read more

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What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

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

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How do I take care of a fractured tibia with no midical insurance. ...its a stable fracture as far as I kno as well?

How do I take care of a fractured tibia with no midical insurance. ...its a stable fracture as far as I kno as well?

Need care: You need professional care by trained person (orthopedic surgeon) Go to ER, have to take care of you even with out insurance. as it is an emergency. ...Read more

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I fractured my pelvis when I was 16 which left numbness, tngling, and hypersensitivity resulting in pain from light touch. What is causing this?

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

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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?

Hard to say: There are a lot of possibilities. An exam and x-ray would almost surely determine the cause. If you had surgery, it could be a prominent screw. Sometimes extra bone will form around a fracture that can appear as a lump that will usually remodel. Consider being seen, . ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Take it: Full strength until your Orthopedist tells you that its OK to stop...gradual elimination is not necessary!

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

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

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Can you wear high heels with a fractured tibia?

No: Bone needs to be positioned and splinted to heal. There are no heels on a cast. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for a broken/fractured tibia?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the fracture, but most heal by about 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is needed to repair a fractured tibia?

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

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How long would the healing time be for a broken/fractured tibia?

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

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What to do if I fractured tibia bone, recovery?

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

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How do you know if your tibia is fully healed after a fracture?

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

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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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Does a 90 year old with a displaced, slightly fractured tibia have to have surgery or can it be put in a cast?

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

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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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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

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

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Can you get a fracture of the tibia and fibula?

Certainly: Yes and its a significant injury
it can happen in a bad twisting fall or a car
accident
many fractures such as you describe will
need surgical fixation for the best result of the
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some that are nondisplaced will just require
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How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

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

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I think I may have stress fracture in my lower tibia; must I be x-rayed?

I think I may have stress fracture in my lower tibia; must I be x-rayed?

Typically: We usually start with a clinical exam. If there is concern for a stress fracture then an xray may be ordered. If the xray shows no evidence of fracture other tests may include an MRI or bone scan. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a tibia stress fracture could be a recurring injury?

How likely is it that a tibia stress fracture could be a recurring injury?

Stress fracture: This is not an uncommon problem. Check with your orthopedist about treatment options. ...Read more

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Can I continue with physical activities if I have a stress fracture on Tibia?

Can I continue with physical activities if I have a stress fracture on Tibia?

No: You should protect weightbearing and limit stress to the affected leg. Generally this happens for at least 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a spiral fracture on the tibia to heal without surgery?

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

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Hello. Fracture plateau of tibia with plate and screw when screw can be removed?

Hello. Fracture plateau of tibia with plate and screw when screw can be removed?

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

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I fractured my tibia then had a sprain a few months later, how long will my leg feel weak?

I fractured my tibia then had a sprain a few months later, how long will my leg feel weak?

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

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What is a microtrabecular fracture of the tibia? Is it the same as a tibial plateau fracture?

Micro trabecular: In layman's terms a microtrabecular fracture is basically a deep bone bruise. This is a diagnosis only seen on MRI and not on regular x-rays. Generally this implies a less severe injury compared to a standard fracture. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Paul Carter
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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity reactions = adverse reactions produced by a normal immune system. ...Read more