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Tibia And Fibula Break Recovery Time
Ultrasound: Tibial shaft fracture are slow healers. The average time to healing in a simple tibia fracture is about 4.5 months. There is one study that suggests applying a medical device that emits pulses of ultrasound waves to the bone for twenty minutes a day can decrease the healing time approximately by three weeks. You can argue if this is a benefit or not in a slow healing fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more
10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more
At least 6 weeks.: Bones generally gain an appreciable amount of strength back six weeks after a break. Strength/solidity/calcification can continue beyond that, but six weeks is a good marker. ...Read more
Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions. ...Read more
Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??
Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection... ...Read more
It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is what a nonunion is, it really depends on the nature of your problem and the type of surgery done. In the best cases scenario, it will heal in6-8 weeks. In the worst, it may not heal again. You would sure want to avoid nicotine and nsaids. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6-8 weeks: You need to heal both bone and tendon. ...Read more
All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.
When can I start walking without crutches after displaced fracture of tibia and fibula? I had CRIF surgery and IM nail + 3 screws inserted into tibia
Fracture : Depends on what time frame your doctor gave. Average 4-6 weeks ...Read more
Treatment of : Need to be casted or get a cam walker , non-weight bearing with crutches or walker for 4-6 weeks. Get consecutive x-rays to make sure the bone is healed before starting to put pressure on the foot. Have diet with lots of green vegetables and yogurt to improve bone healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tibia Healing Time : Closed tibia fractures heal on average of 4.5 months. Open tibia fracturesor fractures that have an open wound heal on average of 5,5 months. Revoery time is longer then healing time of bone because of injury to the tissue around the tibia. Total recovery may take 12 to 18 months to reach a base line status. ...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.
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
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.
Had a surgical repair to my right leg due to a fracture to my tibia and fibula, many screws, 6" plate.What does recovery look like over time?
6 + weeks: A simple fracture may heal as early as 6 weeks, but more complex fractures of the leg may take many months to heal. Your orthopedic surgeon will take xrays to evaluate healing and is the best person to tell you how long it might take. Typically you are non weight bearing during the early phases of healing. ...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?
I had broken my tibia and fibula in an accident. It had been 3 months.How much time will it take to recover fully?
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
How much time fractred tibia and fibula take to heel after surgery ,and please tell what medication can be used?
Speak with Surgeon: There are many variables with ankle injuries and repairs. It is very important to seek the advise of your surgeon and not others. ...Read more
I had a clean break through my tibia and fibula, full leg cast 5 weeks now walking brace 2 mos, how long until 100%?
It depends.: Tibial shaft fractures heal slowly, but even after the fracture heals it can take many months for a patient to get back to their baseline activity. Return to full function depends on healing which in turn depends on many factors: how healthy is the patient, smoker?, was the injury high-energy or low?, was it an open fracture?, age of the patient, motivation of the patient, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unpredictable: The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have an opening in the skin associated with them, but it's not the opening but rather the amount of skin, tissue and bone loss as well as possible injuries to blood vessels and nerves that determines the time for healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Certainly: Yes and its a significant injury it can happen in a bad twisting fall or a car accident many fractures such as you describe will need surgical fixation for the best result of the injury some that are nondisplaced will just require a prolonged period of immobilization. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: It is hard to tell for sure what you mean by leg feels heavy, which can mean different things to different people. If you are having difficulty lifting your leg or foot, it could be a sign of nerve damage. There is a nerve close to the fibula which helps lift the foot and turn it out. If it isn't working properly it can result in "foot drop". Deconditioning can also give a "heavy" feeling. ...Read more
I broke my leg both tibia and fibula and now its a non union and still its not healing what should I do?
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