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Broken bones below the knee. Physiotherapy suggested while wearing crutches. Is it safe?

I broke both bones in my left leg, below the knee , on Oct.8, 2012. Today, Jan. 31, 2013, the x-rays show that the bones have not consolidated. There is a plate and 8 screws on the larger bone but nothing was done on the other bone. I have been asked to start physiotherapy putting 25 -50% of my weight (240 lbs) while wearing crutches. Is this OK?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
You had fractured both bones of lower limb and one was fixed with DCP.That is the right treatment.Since, alomst 12 weeks have already passed on DCP,it is the time to start physiotherapy.The advice given to you is right,start slowly weight bearin intially very less 25% or less than that and slowly increasing to 50% and more.
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