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Have nondisplaced fracture with torn ligament. Wearing braces and crutches. Possible to work?

Hi Doctor, I have a non displaced fracture with torn ligament . I have been off my leg in a brace and crutches for 2 months and have another to go! I see my doctor on 4/7 and he has me off until 4/17. I work on a marble floor and I am on my feet for 8 hours. Is this possible that I will be able to go nback to work ?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

An undisplaced fracture generally heals within 8-10 weeks of appropriate immobilization. And a torn ligament will also heal under the same conditions (provided the tear is of low grade and of less severity).

I personally feel that after 3 months period, you should be able to do attend to your regular work pattern without any issues.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
It will generally take 8-10 weeks for undisplaced fracture tibia and sprain ligament to heal.It will probably take 2-3 weeks more to go back to your work.
Consult your doctor for clinical examination and follow his/her advice.
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: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. S. Jegadeesan's  Response
You have a non displaced fracture with a torn ligament, but which bone. After going through your current position, I feel your Dr is correct by restricting you not to go to work (8hrs in marble floor). Follow his advise to prevent further damage and injury.
Best wishes
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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