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How long does it take to fully recover from a broken tibia. Break is 5 inches above foot and it didn't need any surgery and was put in a full leg cast?

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Dr. David Moats
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 8 to 12 weeks

8 to 12 weeks to heal on average.
However, X-rays will be needed to determine when you have healed. Some patients can take as long as 6 months. Make sure you completely follow your physicians instructions regarding non-weight bearing etc..

In brief: 8 to 12 weeks

8 to 12 weeks to heal on average.
However, X-rays will be needed to determine when you have healed. Some patients can take as long as 6 months. Make sure you completely follow your physicians instructions regarding non-weight bearing etc..
Dr. David Moats
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3-6 weeks

Healing time for bones depends on the individual, the type of fracture (displaced vs non-displaced), and how the bone was set before it began to heal.
Since your fracture did not require a surgical, or open reduction, it should heal within this time period unless for some reason, you are a slow healer... See your orthopedic doc for more information if you need more answers

In brief: 3-6 weeks

Healing time for bones depends on the individual, the type of fracture (displaced vs non-displaced), and how the bone was set before it began to heal.
Since your fracture did not require a surgical, or open reduction, it should heal within this time period unless for some reason, you are a slow healer... See your orthopedic doc for more information if you need more answers
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
I need to clarify - depending on the severity, full healing may take up to 6 months with severe, compound fracturing. The initial healing in a moderately severe fracture to the tibia usually takes 6-8 weeks.
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