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Suggest treatment for a tibia Fracture

On the 18 of march i had a skiing accident and had a non displaced tibial fracture, on march 30th i seen the ortho and still no displacement..he told me to use crutched but can seem to figire them out so im using a cane..will it slow my healing process? Also for the last day or so i am feeling pains spasms in my leg, is rhis normal?
Tue, 1 Aug 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,
Thank you for using healthcaremagic.
I read your question and understood your concern.
I think you should use 2 crutches and not a cane as it may displace the fracture.
Depending on your age the time of healing of a tibia fracture varies from 3 month to 4 months.
You can start oartial weight bearing after 8 weeks from the time of fracture.
I wish you quick recovery.
Dr. Selmani
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