Question by  Mkg (64)

How long does it take for a fractures tibia to heal?


Answer by  KymBerly (447)

As long as it is a simple fracture and you have no other contributing conditions, Then you are looking at 6-8 weeks for the bone to fill in. There is much more to it than this and Only a certified and licensed Orthopedic can really tell you what you need to know.


Answer by  JMH918 (71)

A fractured tibia could take forever to heal. If you are able to cast and completely immobilize your injured leg, you have a chance of it healing eventually, but you are more than likely going to have to learn to live with a fractured tibia.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

It depends on what type of fracture it is; i.e., greenstick, spiral. A fractured tibia usually requires six weeks in a cast. Once the cast is removed, you will need to build up the calf muscle by walking a lot. Your foot and ankle will be quite stiff and will require some stretching exercises.


Answer by  Michele13 (1188)

It should take from six to eight weeks for a fractured tibia to heal.Your doctor would probably have you wear a walking cast for at least that long.


Answer by  idiotjones (705)

This depends on the location, the extent, and the type of fracture (simple, compound, etc.). Generally speaking, one should not expect a recovery in less than eight to twelve weeks. After that, therapy may be needed in order to regain strength and fitness of the effected leg. An orthopedic physician should be consulted.


Answer by  chet13 (332)

The time it takes to heal can vary greatly. It depends how serious the fracture is and the age and health of the person. If a person is young and relatively healthy, it will heal much faster than an older, less-healthy person.

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