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It is 11 months since i got serious tibia fracture , I have been operated , now there is a narrow hole with clear non smell discharge, what is it?

It is 11 months since i got serious tibia fracture , I have been operated , now there is a narrow  hole with clear  non smell discharge, what is it?

Seroma: Drainage is always of concern. Need to be sure it is sterile. If bacteria is present you may need antibiotics. If the bone is involved you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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I had a non-displaced small lower distal tibia fracture almost two weeks ago. I can walk with very minimal pain. Should i continue to wear the boot?

I had a non-displaced small lower distal tibia fracture almost two weeks ago. I can walk with very minimal pain. Should i continue to wear the boot?

I would: It is hard to say without knowing the specifics. But wearing the boot will make it much less likely you will injure to ankle and potentially cause displacement of the fracture. Even if you are feeling better, it still takes six to eight weeks for a tibial fracture. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Tibia fracture with two screws placed surgically. How many months do I have to wait to get them removed? What will recovery from the removal be like?

Tibia fracture with two screws placed surgically. How many months do I have to wait to get them removed? What will recovery from the removal be like?

Usually 8 months or: More. Most will leave hardware well after the fracture is healed. Between 8 months to a year after implantation, it can be safe to remove if needed. Removal recommended only if symptomatic or troublesome. Fracture healing is primary concern, many screws and hardware constructs can remain implanted indefinitely, if not causing symptoms. Screw removal recovery is 2 weeks if the bone is healed. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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Tibia fracture with two screws placed surgically. How many months do I have to wait to get them removed? What will recovery from the removal be like?

Usually 8 months or: More. Most will leave hardware well after the fracture is healed. Between 8 months to a year after implantation, it can be safe to remove if needed. Removal recommended only if symptomatic or troublesome. Fracture healing is primary concern, many screws and hardware constructs can remain implanted indefinitely, if not causing symptoms. Screw removal recovery is 2 weeks if the bone is healed. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more