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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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How long do you need to wear boot after high impact lower tibia and fibula break that is not displaced?

Depends: high impact implies more soft tissue damage. might take longer to heal. have to follow serial xrays. may take 8-12 weeks under usual circumstances ...Read more

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Is indentation in the shin after a tibia/fibula break, a normal occurence?

Is indentation in the shin after a tibia/fibula break, a normal occurence?

Possibly: Not all tibia/fibula breaks will have that appearance. If you have a localized hematoma, or an area of bone loss, or an area of residual bony angulation, there may be an associated indentation. Your doctor should be able to give you a more precise answer, based on your x-rays and clinical findings. ...Read more

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I got a real bad tibia/fibula break how long before i probably be able to walk again?

I got a real bad tibia/fibula break how long before i probably be able to walk again?

See below: Bones take a minimum of 6-8 weeks to heal and a full year to back to full strength. Talk with you orthopedist about this as he/she will know the best regimen for you. ...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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I got a real bad tibia/fibula break and got a metal brace on my leg had it for three months how long before i probably be able to walk again?

I got a real bad tibia/fibula break and got a metal brace on my leg had it for three months how long before i probably be able to walk again?

See below: This depends on many factors including, previous and present health status, any coexisting medical problems, severity of the injury, diet, ability to heal, age and many other variables. Talk to you orthopedist for a better estimate. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should my fibula tibia break look or feel like?

Please tell me what should my fibula tibia break look or feel like?

Please tell me: Extremely painful to walk on or to touch with swelling and sometimes with redness or black and blue. If you think you have that, please get x-rays asap; some people can tolerate pain better than others and can actually walk for weeks with a break in the bone. ...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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How does a walking cast help a clean break through the tibia and fibula?

How does a walking cast help a clean break through the tibia and fibula?

It depends : Is the fractures are not displace the may be ok, if the fracture fragment are unstable then is necessary to fixate the fragments. If the fragments are not displace but are through the joint space then is necessary for the patient to be non weight during to avoid damage of the joint. If the fractures are just stress fractures or contusions a walking cast will be fine ...Read more

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How soon will I be walking after breaking my tibia and fibula? I'm currently 4 weeks into my recovery. Clean break, no surgery, in a removable brace.

How soon will I be walking after breaking my tibia and fibula? I'm currently 4 weeks into my recovery. Clean break, no surgery, in a removable brace.

Depends: Depends on severity of your (clean break) and the orientation of the adjacent ends. You are looking at about 6 weeks with no weight on leg, then 2-4 weeks with limited weight wearing a walking cast. X-rays will be a big factor on time to put weight on your leg. ...Read more