I broke my Tibia bone doctors are saying different things?

Hi, 3 weeks and 3 days ago I broke my Tibia bone in side of ankle. Doctor in hospital let me to go with bandage only and I had to come for X-Ray every week. Next week another doctor said I must put cast as it it is very serious injury and I need to make sure my leg is not moving and if I put weight on it bone might move again. I said let see next week how it goes. Next x-Ray was ok and we decided to see how it will be next week. So we did another X-Ray and doctor which see me at the beginning said that I can start doing exercise and walk with crutches. I am just scare a bit , because all doctors said different things. What do you think about start putting light weight and walk with crutches and do some exercises after 3 and half weeks of injury?





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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
any bone in our body,naturally needs approx. 40 days to unite after a fracture. this is a minimum number of days required,especially in a weight bearing bone like tibia,it may take even longer.
so, i suggest you should wait atleast 40 days after the injury happened, get an xray done on that day, and only if its united,then you can start bearing weight on that limb. till then you should be on strict non weight bearing. can use crutches ,but bear weight only on normal unaffected limb
thanks

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi…
That depends on the Xray, and your age, your nutrition…
Try to post a picture of your 1st and lat x-rays so we can help …
generally it is advised to stay in cast at least for 21 days before putting any load over the fractured bone… some cases takes longer according to as i said… age,healing speed…
no problem moving your foot in directions of no pain and exercising in pain free range,without loading … this will keep your muscles strong and active…

shw12
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shw12

HI
YOU CAN START PARTIAL WEIGHT BEARING ON THE INJURED LEG IF YOU FEEL NO PAIN WHILE DOING SO. IF YOU HAVE PAIN THEN IT MEANS THAT THE BONE IS STILL NOT UNITED AND NEED TIME TO HEAL IT BETTER TO TOLERATE WEIGHT ON IT

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