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How long does it take to recover from a broken tibia typically?
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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 4-6 months
Really depends on how it was broke, how it was fixed, etc but realistically speaking the bone can take 3-4 months to heal based on location and your muscles will take additional time to recover if you were non weight bearing for a period of time.
Expect improvements overall for upwards to a year.

In brief: 4-6 months
Really depends on how it was broke, how it was fixed, etc but realistically speaking the bone can take 3-4 months to heal based on location and your muscles will take additional time to recover if you were non weight bearing for a period of time.
Expect improvements overall for upwards to a year.
Dr. Brian Badman
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 3 months
In general, an uncomplicated long bone fracture takes about 6-8 weeks to heal.
With an additional 6-8 weeks of remodeling, a patient's tibia is "healed" enough to be active again. In general, a patient considers themselves "recovered" when they are active again.

In brief: 3 months
In general, an uncomplicated long bone fracture takes about 6-8 weeks to heal.
With an additional 6-8 weeks of remodeling, a patient's tibia is "healed" enough to be active again. In general, a patient considers themselves "recovered" when they are active again.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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