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Tibia And Fibula Bone
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
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
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
Have torn the tissue between the tibia and fibula in my left leg - bones undamaged not responding to physio. Hope for recovery without surgery?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
I had broken my tibia and fibula in an accident. It had been 3 months.How much time will it take to recover fully?
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