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Comment : Take care when they get you walking
Posted by Douglas on Mon 8:30pm 7 July 2003
Take care when they say that you are ready for weight bearing again. They may say this around 6-7 weeks post injury.
It is a judgement call and if they get it wrong (which happens in many cases) you can easily break the pins holding the rod in your tibia. This happened to me as well as several other people on this site. This will then result in you having another operation and probable non-union, i.e the bone won't repair properley.
For the first month of weight bearing go slowly and keep the weight off your leg. Walk short distances only. Dont let the Physiotherapists push you too hard.
Also you can get bone growth stimulators which accelerate healing. Avoid Vioxx if possible.
Had I known the above when I broke both legs I would have avoided much hassle!
- Take care when they get you walking - Douglas Mon 7 Jul 2003
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