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Old 04-14-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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I fractured my tibia on Feb. 3rd. I had a titanium rod put in along with 2 screws at my ankle and 2 at my knee. I was two weeks in a cast and have been in a walking cast since. I have gone to the doctor twice since then (once per month) and was told this time I am allowed to put 50% weight on my injured leg (left side) due to the amount of new bone growth. Does anyone know if just using one crutch on my right side and putting most of the pressure on that and my good leg will be sufficient? Also how do I know or how do I measure if I'm putting 50% weight on my injured leg? Thanks in advance for replies.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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If you have a weight scale at home: weigh your self first, then step off with "good" foot and leave affected foot on until you get 1/2 of original weight.

That way you can get a true measure of how 50% feels.

Best wishes for smooth recovery~



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I fractured my tibia on Feb. 3rd. I had a titanium rod put in along with 2 screws at my ankle and 2 at my knee. I was two weeks in a cast and have been in a walking cast since. I have gone to the doctor twice since then (once per month) and was told this time I am allowed to put 50% weight on my injured leg (left side) due to the amount of new bone growth. Does anyone know if just using one crutch on my right side and putting most of the pressure on that and my good leg will be sufficient? Also how do I know or how do I measure if I'm putting 50% weight on my injured leg? Thanks in advance for replies.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm thinking that your doc is better qualified for this question.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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BTW, I am a nurse...this is what we teach ortho patients...











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If you have a weight scale at home: weigh your self first, then step off with "good" foot and leave affected foot on until you get 1/2 of original weight.

That way you can get a true measure of how 50% feels.

Best wishes for smooth recovery~
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