How long is rehab for broken tibia and fibula?

How long is rehab for broken tibia and fibula?

Recovery from a tibia-fibula fracture typically takes about three to six months. Your child may be able to heal faster by resting and not putting too much weight on their leg until the bone has healed.

What exercises can I do with a broken tibia and fibula?

Broken leg exercises can begin while your lower leg is still in a cast. Exercises such as straight leg raises and knee bending and straightening keep your hip and knee joints loose and help maintain some leg strength as your bone heals.

How long before you can walk on a broken tibia and fibula?

It takes around 6 to 8 weeks for a minor fracture to heal. You’ll probably need to use crutches or a wheelchair during this time, until it’s possible to put weight on the leg again. You’ll be shown how to safely use any mobility equipment you’re provided with.

How long is physical therapy for a broken tibia?

When surgery is required these cases take around 4 months to heal. After this healing period, Physical Therapy most often continues until at 6 months, a patient is typically able to return to a normal life, albeit with certain limitations.

When can I start strengthening after a fracture?

After six weeks or later, your physiotherapist can work on regaining full joint range of motion and muscle strength that operate near or over the fracture site.

How do I know my fracture is healing?

Most doctors check x-rays to see if bones are healing. The calcified blood clot around the fractured ends of the bones will show up on x-rays and is called “callus”. Callus is just new bone that has formed and grown across the fracture site. It’s another sign that the broken bone is healed.

Does weight bearing help bones heal?

Weight-bearing is essential for bone healing in patients with autoimmune disease, fractures, and following orthopedic surgery. Low-intensity weight-bearing exercise has shown to be beneficial in bone healing over non-weight bearing exercises.

When should I start physio after tibial fracture?

Tibial Plateau Fracture Rehab: Weeks 1-6: Your therapist will begin immediately with steps to reduce inflammation, calm pain, and begin to promote healing. The therapist focuses on maintaining knee extension and non-weight-bearing movement to promote healing and to prevent further pain and reinjury.

Does walking promote bone healing?

In fact, research shows that being physically active can promote bone healing – and even help you avoid future fractures.