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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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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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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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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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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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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 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