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 Re: Decisions
Embonious    9:33am Oct 18 2019

Hi Annette,
Yes, weight bearing does promote healing, but as I understood it from my surgeon, you need to be at a certain level of healing. Even with the IM nail right from the start, I wasn't weight bearing for the first few months because it would have been incredibly painful on my fresh fractures. If you end up going the IM nail route, weight bearing becomes instrumental in your healing. The more weight you bear (of course following doc's instructions), the more you encourage healing. It was a bit of a tough adjustment for me, weight bearing hurts (it still hurts for me at 13 months towards the afternoon) but if you donít do it, your tibia will stagnate as it has a convenient metal rod doing all the work.
I donít think itís helpful at all to focus on complications (I donít mean to sound harsh; Iíve been there too!) because firstly, these kind of surgeries are pretty routine for orthopedic surgeons; on top of that, the worst case scenario is a much smaller possibility than a successful surgery and complete heal, so it doesnít make sense to give worst case scenario thoughts the most weight.
Things will improve; youíve had a tough go of it so far but that doesnít mean this is how itís going to be forever. Best of luck as you make your difficult decision. I hope you have supportive family/friends to help you through it all.

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