How long will it take a mid leg fracture to heal?

6 weeks. Usually fractures take about six weeks to heal but this can depend on other medical problems that you might have.

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How long does it take for a leg fracture to heal in a healthy 40 year old male?

1-4 months, varies. This depends widely depending on the exact location of the fracture, which bones (tibia or fibula) are involved, the degree of displacement of the fracture, bone quality, alignment of the fracture, treatment choice, and what your definition of "healing" is. You should ask your orthopedic specialist what they predict for your recovery. You may feel fine long before the bone is actually healed. Read more...

How long does it take to heal a leg fracture?

Leg Fracture. It depends what you are calling a leg fracture. Clinically the leg involves the tibia and fibula. If the tibia is fractured with or without the fibula and it is treated in a cast then it will take on the average of 8 weeks. If it is only the fibula and it depends if it is near the ankle or closer to the knee. Most will heal in 6 weeks. If this is a pediatric patient the fracture heals 4-6 weeks. Read more...

How to heal a leg fracture?

See below. Not all fracture are alike, but routine injury we apply cast on, for about 6 weeks if we see some healing we moving to movable and they could weight on it then some physical therapy to back in shape all together it about 12-16 weeks. Read more...

Is it necessary to get a leg amputation at the mid-calf because of a very bad ankle fracture that wouldn't heal?

Ankle fracture. You have not provided enough information to justify such a drastic procedure. There are ankle implants or ankle fusions that generally can resolve chronic joint pain post trauma. Read more...
Not really. Amputations are usully used when there is severe disease to the leg such as gangrene. It can be used when there is severe, chronic pain or the leg is just wasted. Read more...
If severe, yes. Infrequently, a complex ankle or lower leg fracture my result in chronic wounds, malunion, fixed fusion or nonhealing. This is particularly troublesome for open (skin broken) fractures or bone infection. Below the knee amputation can end the cycle of infection, pain and most importantly the lack of ability to walk. Prosthetic legs can return function and significantly improve qality of life. Read more...
It depends. It would have to be a quite severe fracture to need an amputation. These days an external fixator can be put on to allow healing of most comminuted really awful fractures then revisional surgery is done later. Only fractures that cut off the blood supply to the foot or have a nasty infection would need an amputation. Read more...
A possible option. For sever irreparable traumatic injuries involving the ankle a mid leg or a below the knee amputation may be a viable option. Read more...

Surgery? Should this be properly aligned. Broken fibula 2 places! Broken fibula, mid lower section top break, still in alignment but fracture. Lower break separated and off to the side not in alignment but. Back of heal and ankle burning. I have a splint

Without . Without seeing the images, it is difficult to know how much of the fibula is broken and how displaced it really is. The symptoms you're having sound like part of the peroneal nerve is irritated--either from swelling or from the fracture. Most of these injuries are stretch or bruising injuries, called neurapraxias, that resolve with time, usually about 3 months. Occasionally, a nerve can be severed, but usually there is muscle weakness to show the more severe injury. In principle, fractures of the fibular shaft are left to heal without surgery. We can remove a large portion of the fibula as bone graft without significant adverse effects, so we know the mid-portion of the fibula does not provide structural stability. The closer to the knee, however, the more likely to affect the common peroneal nerve and the closer to the ankle, the more likely the fracture will affect ankle stability. There are key ligaments that stabilize the ankle in the area known as the syndesmosis. These ligaments can take longer to heal than a fracture or lower ankle injury. Talk to your treating physician about the location of the fractures relative to the important structures. Read more...
Surgery. Often when there is separation of the bones with an ankle fracture, surgery is indicated. However, the patients health status can affect the decision to perform surgery. Best to discuss directly with your treating doctor. Read more...

Years back I had an accident and got my leg fracture. Fracture has fully healed but I still have pain in my leg. Could you please suggest some remedy?

Check knee or ankle. After a leg fracture,sometimes the knee joint or the ankle joint can be affected. You should check with an orthopedist and see if these are what is giving you the problem. Read more...