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 Broke my tibia and fibula
Annette T    12:18pm Jul 18 2019

Hello,
I broke my tibia and fibula on June 15th. I wish it was a really great story but I just missed a step going down my deck. I felt my right leg twist and I fell and I haven't walked again since.
I ended up in the ER where they put my leg in a splint (below the knee) and I followed up with the orthopedic surgeon the next week.

There the doctor said that I have a spiral fracture in my tibia and complete fracture in fibula. He wanted to put me in a full leg cast but I think felt sorry for me at that moment because I was barely handling being in the splint. (Very heavy.) He said that the muscles in my leg could make the bones move and that the cast above the knee would prevent any muscles moving.
He ordered X-rays for the next week and said that if the bones didn't move I could stay in the shorter cast.

At the next appointment the doctor said my xrays looked good. (But said it was too soon for signs of healing) No surgery was needed because my ankle mortise was in good form (No movement, no breaks) and he said I could stay in the shorter cast.
He said it was a very unusual break. I am non weight bearing for an additional 6 weeks. Follow up appointment on August 6th.

Has anyone suffered from a spiral tibia fracture with no surgery? A lot of the posts I've read, most have surgery.
I have a lot of fears; like should I have had surgery? Should I be in a longer cast? Is my leg healing at all? Will I ever walk again and go back to my normal life?

It still get swollen and the part of my foot that I can see is yellow in color. Is this normal? I get throbbing achy feelings and it feels very stiff at times.

I take comfort in knowing I am not alone. But I also know that I have a very long road ahead which seems impossible most days. I am 40 years old and this is my first broken bone.

I appreciate reading the posts and look forward to walking again.

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Annette T  12:18pm Jul 18 2019
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Nicola Stan  1:46pm Jul 18 2019
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Annette T  7:02am Jul 19 2019
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Nicola Stan  12:16pm Jul 19 2019
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Annette T  7:45am Jul 22 2019
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zd80  4:42pm Jul 19 2019
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Nicola Stan  3:07am Jul 21 2019
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zd80  6:17am Jul 21 2019
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Nicola Stan  5:35am Jul 27 2019
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Annette T  7:23am Jul 22 2019
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SMM  8:27am Jul 20 2019
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Annette T  7:52am Jul 22 2019
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SMM  10:58pm Jul 22 2019
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Annette T  7:45am Jul 23 2019
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SMM  6:24pm Jul 23 2019
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Annette T  7:51am Jul 24 2019
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SMM  7:22am Jul 25 2019
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Annette T  9:13am Jul 25 2019
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SMM  8:21am Jul 26 2019
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