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 Re: Broke my tibia and fibula
SMM    10:58pm Jul 22 2019

Hi Annette,

You are sounding better. I think you must be feeling better. Yes, waiting can be frustrating. I was very active before that first break and could not wait to get back to running. That injury was back in July 1985. I had a few weeks in a splint and 18 weeks in casts. I was about 12 weeks in the cast before I could place my foot on the ground, which felt great. A few weeks after that I was allowed to bear weight in the cast, gradually adding weight, while walking. I didn't have any reported bone growth until around week 10.

I think you have the short cast because, as you say, the fractures are near the ankle. I hope that does mean you can get the cast off soon. I am not certain that bone growth, or signs of it, will mean that you will automatically be allowed to walk full weight bearing. I hope you'll let us know. you may need to remain non-weight bearing after initial bone growth appears, but maybe without a cast (with some other support perhaps?).

And yes, I do remember that walking without crutches was one thing I had to actually re-learn, and that came with physio well after the last cast was removed. In my case, I returned to exercise gradually. Bone remodeling can take around a year, and so contact sports were out for that time.

Best wishes,
Matt

By the way...I just remembered. Have you asked your dr. about any non-weight bearing exercises? There may be upper body exercises. Also, if you can use crutches, perhaps short distance walking may be possible. That was a real workout.

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