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How Long Does Fibula Take Time To Heal?

hi i broke my right fibula (displaced) 3 days ago and have a temporary plastercast until tuesday. i acquired a wheelchair and did a little housework this morning. i now feel the plaster tight and my leg is swollen. can you please give me some advice on what to do
Fri, 25 Jul 2014
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi! The treatment(and recovery) of a fibular fracture depends on the location of the fracture and associated injury. For your swollen leg and tightening of plaster I'd advise you to get in touch with your orthopedician quickly(more so if you feel your toes are getting numb or bluish or too painful to move). A fbular fracure will take 4-8 wks.to heal. All the best!
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General & Family Physician Dr. Rakesh Sharma's  Response
You have not given details of your treatment like what after temporary plaster. Any way cool your heels now, that is stop moving about unless it is very necessary . Keep you leg up & over a pillow even wile lying down. If it does not reduce in a day or two see your doctor.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Matija Romic's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query. if this is displaced fracture then you should rest as much as possible for 4-6 weeks.Wish you good health. Regards
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How Long Does Fibula Take Time To Heal?

Hi! The treatment(and recovery) of a fibular fracture depends on the location of the fracture and associated injury. For your swollen leg and tightening of plaster I d advise you to get in touch with your orthopedician quickly(more so if you feel your toes are getting numb or bluish or too painful to move). A fbular fracure will take 4-8 wks.to heal. All the best!