Robert Zambenini (47.149.219.---) 6:33pm Feb 1 2018
I did not show closure on my 6 week X Ray and surgeon ask how much weight I have been putting on it. Well, I was non weight bearing per his instructions so I said none. He said go ahead and put on 25 percent but no walking.
So my family is concerned that I am going to put too much on and damage my leg, the implant or my body and end backup in hospital. I don't believe I am putting near that as I weigh 230 pounds so that would be over 50 pounds.
I am reading a number of studies on weight bearing after IM and appears there are some who do not have much weight bearing restrictions.
Do we have those here who have gone weight bearing before 3 months???
Of course it depends on the actual fracture.
My family made me promise not to exceed the 25% til I see the surgeon, but this all makes me less concerned as to exactly what 25 pounds is I am judging.
12/9/17 Broke Tib Fib in fall on front porch
12/10/17 Surgery to install rod with screws
12 days In Hosp. PT OT rehab
02/14/18 X Ray shows some Tib closure, Fib healed. Continue 25% wb
03/14/18 X Ray no change, start bone growth stimulator