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How can I tell if my nail is moving around in my tibia?

How can I tell if my nail is moving around in my tibia?

X-rays: Radiographic images can determine hardware loosening and fracture healing. Occasionally ct scan is necessary. ...Read more

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Lost 53lbs in 1.5years-runing&dieting.Had intramedulary nailing 1month ago-tibia fibula break.As dieting won't help me now-how i keep weight on check?

Lost 53lbs in 1.5years-runing&dieting.Had intramedulary nailing 1month ago-tibia fibula break.As dieting won't help me now-how i keep weight on check?

Exercise with injury: Many people aren't able to do weight-bearing exercise. But that doesn't mean you can't do any exercise at all! you can always do non-weight bearing exercise like swimming or riding a stationary/reclined bike. If your injury prevents you from even this type of activity, think about what you can do until you heal: stretching, yoga, deep breathing, walking on crutches. ...Read more

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What to do if I had intramedullary nailing of the right tibia october 25,2013.?

Tibia: Should be healed . Need followup to be sure that rod or screws do not have to be removed ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had intramedullary nailing of the right tibia october 25, 2013.?

What do you advise if i had intramedullary nailing of the right tibia october 25, 2013.?

Leave it alone...: the rod can stay in forever. Sometimes the screws that are placed though the rod at the top and bottom of your tibia can be painful and their removal is minor surgery. Removing the rod is a big surgery sometimes and can be as painful as putting it in. ...Read more

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ORIF &IM nailing of tibia 7weeks ago.in 2places-on lower sheen region&around ankle-on about 2square inch area can't feel touch sensation.is it normal?

ORIF &IM nailing of tibia 7weeks ago.in 2places-on lower sheen region&around ankle-on about 2square inch area can't feel touch sensation.is it normal?

Numbness in shin: This is perfectly normal at this point. Skin nerves are often injured with this fracture and surgery. Can take up to six months but sensation will most likely return ...Read more

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I am 67 years old and broke my fibula and tibia and had to have a nail and screws put in it I am still in a wheelchair after 8 weeks is that normal?

I am 67 years old and broke my fibula and tibia and had to have a nail and screws put in it I am still in a wheelchair after 8 weeks is that normal?

It may be: The healing rate is different for each person and depend of multiple factors age being one of then, so do not be concern that you are still in a wheelchair. Only your treating surgeon can tell you how you are progressing and if there is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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What type of compression garment to be used in ankle as it swell&become red.? IM nailing&ORIF of tibia 3months ago.

What type of compression garment to be used in ankle as it swell&become red.? IM nailing&ORIF of tibia 3months ago.

My preference is. ..: ..Jobst,custom measured panty hose. This prevents any compression of the thigh @ the top of a long,single leg compression stocking . The problem is compliance. Many men do not like them but it's the best, also they R hot in the summer. Single leg R tight and comprehensive @ the top & can worsen the problem. ...Read more

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ORIF&IM nailing of tibia 5mths ago.still no sensation around ankle&around break place.doctor said it will come but no improve. What should I do?

ORIF&IM nailing of tibia 5mths ago.still no sensation around ankle&around break place.doctor said it will come but no improve. What should I do?

U can only wait &...: C. Injury 2 surrounding nerves @ the fracture site may or may not get better. Often as time passes Ur brain gets desensitized to the sensation, & U R not aware of it unless U touch it. After my rot. cuff surg i had numbness from hip 2 knee on outside of femur, ant lat fem.cutaneous nerve due 2 compression during surgery, still there but have 2 touch the area 2 B aware of it Patience! ...Read more