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Broken tibia, fever, pain. How long to recover?

Hello Dr. Siegel, I broke my tibia 5 days ago the pain is a 7-8 when I get up after laying with it elevated, it throbs probably from the blood rushing to the area. I also am experiencing a low fever at times 100-100.1 is due to the pain and break. How many weeks should pass before it starts feeling better and not hurting as much. Thank You. Warmest Regards, Ethan Siegel
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
For fracture tibia strict non weightbearing is required for 6 weeks. After that some wight bearing is allowed according to callus formation. It will take 6 weeks to pass before it start feeling better and not hurting as much.
Hope this will helps you. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

A fractured tibia needs an immobilization either in a cast or brace till it unites. Generally a fractured tibia takes around 12-16 weeks to unite.

Your pain will wane off slowly within 1-2 weeks of immobilization.

It is common to have a low grade fever after a fracture owing to the release of inflammatory substances into the circulation as a result of fracture.

Keep your limb in elevation most of the times and perform active toe movements.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Venkata Subrahmanaym Mukkavilli's  Response
Thank you for asking question on health care magic
Fracture tibia takes about minmum 8weeks to heal. The pain and fever subsides usually within a week or two
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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