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Old 03-25-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Recovery Broken Tibia

I broke my tibia and had IM rod surgery on Feb 26. I've read recovery times anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks and 6 to 8 months. Doc says probably cannot put weight on it for 3 to 6 months. I have no cast, just the internal rod. I'm 51 and in good health otherwise. Anyone have experience with recovery times for this?

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Old 04-20-2007, 08:34 AM   #2
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Re: Recovery Broken Tibia

I also had this surgery, just about two weeks ago.

I was told that if not for complications, my doctor would have me begin putting weight on my leg any day.

However, I have an additional fracture that is adding another 4-6 weeks until I can put weight on it.

The most helpful things so far have been elevation and a "Game Ready" compression/cooling "cuff" that covers my whole lower leg.

I'm curious to know what your expereicne with pain management has been --
I've been going half on my prescribed pain medication during the day (Vikidin), but sometime the pain is pretty bad--particularly when getting up on my crutches, of course.

I find it hard to concentrate with the pain and with the pain medication, but I am trying to work from home. Gettign the right balance of pain relief without getting dopey is a huge challenge..


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