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How to speed up fracture healing of tibia and fibula?

How to speed up fracture healing of tibia and fibula?

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 more

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Broken forearm surgery time for recovery (plate and screws)?

Broken forearm surgery time for recovery (plate and screws)?

12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal injury time to recover (simple break in the bone)?

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

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How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

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

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Recovery time and precautions following distal fibula fracture and orif. ?

Recovery time and precautions following distal fibula fracture and orif. ?

Depends: On the fracture type, how well the surgery went, what the doc saw intraoperatively....Hence, all these questions should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Screws in ankle years after an broken ankle taken out recovery time ?

Screws in ankle years after an broken ankle taken out recovery time ?

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

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How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

Tibial plateau: You will usually walk with crutches with no weight on the leg until the fracture heals which can take 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Does having screws and a plate put into fractured ankle increase recovery time?

Does having screws and a plate put into fractured ankle increase recovery time?

No: It should actually decrease healing time. The screws and plates are preventing any shifting of the bone. ...Read more

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Broken ankle of medial malleolus + broken fibula will be out of commission for how long?

Fracture: A broken bone usually requires 6-8 weeks to heal on average. If surgery is required then i would count on the full 8 weeks. ...Read more

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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??

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

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How long it takes the tibia and fibula to heal naturally of a displaced to same position and direction fracture.. ?

Breaking Bad.: I am not quite sure what you mean by "displaced fractures of tibia and fibula healing naturally". It sounds like you mean with no fracture reduction or fixation. You might rephrase your question. ...Read more

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How long should swelling last with compound fracture of tibia and fibula?

Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection... ...Read more

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What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

What is the healing time of tibia fracture after nonunion surgery?

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 more

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Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Depends but: Typically most fracture heal in about 3 months but may continue remodelling for up to a year. After three months most fractures are healed to the point where there are no restrictions. That is also true for compound fractures but it depends on their severity. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Bone contusions: Bone contusions can take many months to fully resolve of symptoms. Bone fractures ordinarily take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Treatment of undisplaced fibula fracture. And after how much time can I start walking?

Treatment of undisplaced fibula fracture. And after how much time can I start walking?

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 more

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Leg (tibia) fractured takes how much time to recover?

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 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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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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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

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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?

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

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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

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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 much time fractred tibia and fibula take to heel after surgery ,and please tell what medication can be used?

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

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I had a clean break through my tibia and fibula, full leg cast 5 weeks now walking brace 2 mos, how long until 100%?

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 more

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What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

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 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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Can you get a fracture of the tibia and fibula?

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

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My tibia and fibula were broken treated with orif. Why does my leg feel so heavy?

My  tibia and fibula were broken treated with orif. Why does my leg feel so heavy?

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

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How long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg, to fully heal?

How long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg, to fully heal?

Depends: It may heal up as quickly as 2 months. If the injury was severe and you have a highly comminuted fracture then it may take many more months and possibly further surgery to get it to heal. ...Read more

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Roughly, how long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg to heal?

Roughly, how long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg to heal?

6 weeks: If it is an uncomplicated fracture of each and immobilised properly, they will take 6 weeks to heal. If they are complicated by being displaced, infected or affecting a joint surface it may take longer. ...Read more

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