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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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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Have a broke tibia and fibula 4 inches up from my ankle. Its been 5 weeks. No shown bone growth is this a problem?

Have a broke tibia and fibula 4 inches up from my ankle. Its been 5 weeks. No shown bone growth is this a problem?

See your orthopedist: Your bone doctor can provide you the best information , compare the X rays and give you a definitive answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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broken my right lower leg broken both tibia and fibula (2) places,one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now ?

 broken my right lower leg  broken both tibia and fibula (2) places,one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now ?

Broken leg: By now your bones should have stabilized. See your orthopedist. You may have to have xrays taken and possibly be recasted ...Read more

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What is a break in both tibia and fibula called?

What is a break in both tibia and fibula called?

Multiple terms are -: Used, eg, around the ankle they are bimalleolar or trimalleolar fxs; an older name is potts fx. Growth plate injuries are called salter-harris fxs. Other terms are specific to the tibial fxs. Hopefully, i haven't confused you. Was there any specific info you wanted? ...Read more

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School qustion what xrays are needed for a tibia and fibula one-third of the way up?

School qustion  what xrays are needed for a tibia and fibula one-third of the way up?

X-ray : The principle is you want to include the nearest joint. If this is near knee , then order x-ray tibia and fibula ap/ lat including knee joint. ...Read more

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Help please? How long fractred tibia and fibula take to heal after surgery , and please tell what medication can be used?

Help please? How long fractred tibia and fibula take to heal after surgery , and please tell what medication can be used?

3-6 months: A general rule of thumb is 3 months for the third of the leg near the knee, 4 months of the middle of the leg and 5 months of the third near the ankle. This assumes that the fracture is closed (skin was not broken) and is minimally displaced or was repaired surgically.. If you are a smoker or have poor circulation, you can double your healing time ...Read more

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Broke my tibia and fibula 11 weeks ago, have a plate and 9 screws. Can i get the hardware out? If yes, then after how long? How about holes?

Broke my tibia and fibula 11 weeks ago, have a plate and 9 screws. Can i get the hardware out? If yes, then after how long? How about holes?

Lower leg fractures: Best person to answer your questions is the orthopedic surgeon who repaired your leg since s/he is familiar with how severe the fractures were & will be following healing process. If hardware is removed, bones will eventually remodel to fill holes. ...Read more

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Will a tibia and fibula break with pins and rods cause a child to have a limp in his gait? Will it improve when pins/rods are removed? Been 8 months.

Will a tibia and fibula break with pins and rods cause a child to have a limp in his gait?  Will it improve when pins/rods are removed? Been 8 months.

Possible: It depend what kind fracture, did he lose some bone , is he still growing ? All those have to be taken along with the treatment. ...Read more

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I had broken my tibia and fibula in an accident. It had been 3 months.How much time will it take to recover fully?

I had broken my tibia and fibula  in an accident. It had been 3 months.How much time will it take to recover fully?

Depends: A lot depends on your state of health, nutrition and being under the care of an orthopedic surgeon. He/she is best person to answer this question. ...Read more