Operated tibia fracture
hi doctor , i met with an accident the both tibia and fibula was broken , this was happened on Aug 12 , doctor has operated with nail , firstly i want to know there is lots of pain in knees and secondly fibula is not operated doctor said its waste bone , after 6 weeks i e 24Sep i took an x ray the tibia bone there is a gap so in how many days able to walk with out support doctor said to leave 50 % weight for next 6 weeks .
Originally asked by Chethan at bone and spine
Please post your xrays before and after surgery, including latest xrays.
hi, 6 week back i had a freak fall while walking in my parking lot, i twisted my leg and fell on my left twisted leg, the ambulance had to pick me and i was told i have a spiral fracture between my knee & ankle and a crack below the knee. I had a surgery after 2 days for the swelling to subside with a titanium plate and 8 screws, no cast, Dr. asked to move my leg from the second day. Now i can twist my ankle bend my knee 90% normaly. My question is after 6 weeks the x ray looks exactly same or the bones have bigger gap from the x ray taken after the surgery. Is this normal? i have been told no load bearing for another 6 weeks untill the next x ray is taken. How long would it take for the bones to unite, me to start walking noraly.
Nothing was done to the Fibula, its not does not look its alligned, the Dr. told me he is very happy with the X ray and nothing to worry, but i was some how not convinced. I have attached the x ray taken 6 weeks before and after. Kindly advise
Your fixation is fine. Forget about fibula. It is a usual practice to leave fibula untouched and you should not worry about it. You are right in one sense that your xrays even after six weeks apart look almost same. But that also happens. Give it six more weeks and keep the limb off the ground as advised.
We would see how does it behave after 6 weeks.
All the best an get well soon. Do keep us posted about your health.
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