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How long after should I start walking post surgery for tibia fracture?

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Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Broke my tibia and fibula on 18 XXXXXXX 16 and undergone a surgery on 20 XXXXXXX which implants 2 plates and 18 screws.my last xray was done after 8 weeks with no such improvements.my question is when I start walking again
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
I need to see your x rays

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Usually walking is allowed after 2 to 3 months. That depend upon how bad was the fracture. I would like to see your fresh x rays. If you can share those images I can tell you when you will be able to walk.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 1 hour later
Hi, I have provided some attachments. Please review them.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Patient will be able to walk at least 3 months after surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
thanks for replying . I have reviewed images. X ray is suggesting that it is a bad fracture. I would recommend patient to avoid putting weight before 3 months since surgery. After that she can put 50% weight for one month and then increase it after one month to 100 %.
Putting weight before this can cause break in plate.
thanks
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