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

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

If the fractures involve the shaft of the bones, healing can take months.
The fracture may be treated in an cast, or if malaligned, require surgery with a rod or plates and screws. The tibia can be a very slow bone to heal. An orthopaedic surgeon can give you the best estimate after reviewing your x-rays.

In brief: Depends

If the fractures involve the shaft of the bones, healing can take months.
The fracture may be treated in an cast, or if malaligned, require surgery with a rod or plates and screws. The tibia can be a very slow bone to heal. An orthopaedic surgeon can give you the best estimate after reviewing your x-rays.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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