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Have a fractured RL bone. Swelling in the leg. Need an X-ray?

I am having a question for my fractured RL bone injury? After 2.5 months of com-minuted distal tibia/fibula , my bones have healed very good. But My OS has not even allowed PWB yet. I am out of job and quite frustrated with my leg as there is lot of swelling and blood pulling. Please suggest me by seeing my xray if it is good to wait another month to start the PT and weight bearing. it was ORIF treatment given to me.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. Generally, any fracture involving lower limb bones takes 12 -18 weeks to heal in adults. As you had a comminuted fracture, the healing process takes more time than normal. So there is no harm in waiting for some more time till the fracture heals. The progress of fracture healing is judged by having serial xrays of the fracture site at monthly intervals. Its always wise to follow the advice given by the consultant surgeon. Hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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