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 Re: Broken tibia and fibula 8 weeks post surgery healing progress
Gazebo (125.236.148.---)   1:57am Apr 22 2017

Hi Jonathan, I had a similar experience with my distal tibia fracture. Cast off and no apparent callus. My orthopaedic surgeon said that weight bearing will encourage callus, I was freaked out to think I was putting weight on a leg held together by metal but since my bones looked to be in pieces on X-ray! However I put my faith in the metal work, kept up the weight bearing and sure enough at the next visit there was good progress. The distal tibia can take a while to heal. My injury is almost a year old now and the fractures are still visible but the bone is thicker in the area. It will come right. Incidentally I had the distal screws removed this week - able to fully weight bear and not too painful provided I keep my leg elevated. All the best in your recovery.

30/4/16 in Canada spiral# distal 3rd L tib, flake# L fib; avulsion# distal R fib.
1/5/16 IM nail 3 screws to L tibia. 6/5/16 back to NZ. 12/5/16 short cast. Late May PT for ROM. 22/6/16 cast off PWB. 25/7/16 boot off FWB.
18/4/17 2 distal screws out

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