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Old 03-04-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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i did some research on this and have found stuff but i want more information. ok well heres the story

on 2/28/09 i was tackled down by my friend thats wen i noticed my ankle was literaly 180 degrees from its normal postion..i remember twisting it straight after that i blacked out for a couples of minutes. i was rushed to the hositipal to wait in the er for about 6 hours.. took xrays and they showed that i had a fractured tibia...they gave me percs 5/525 for the pain which doesnt really help. on 3/1 i went to visit the doctor to get a cast on it but he told me that i would need surgery. he told me that i broke my ankle in two places. doctors dont really explain much he was no help just told me that i would be gettin surgery on the following thursday.. ok so does anyone know how long the surgery will be? will it be painfull? how long to recover after the surgery? will i be getting a plate or screws. i am 20 years of age now i am really active. willl i be able to walk and run the same , will this change anythng?? please any information will be helpful thank you !
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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i too am searching for answers. i broke my tibia.i am an active 62 yr old male,retired police officer in good shape,have 3 part time jobs. it will be 2 weeks this sat that i had surgery.they put in a plate and screws...i am in alotta pain at times,depression is the worst. get my stapes taken out tomm.and will be asking lotts a questions..i get lotts a pain when i stand up esp. in the morning. good luck to you.. you would think in 2009 they would have something that could speed up the process.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Hi guys - I too am looking for information - at the bottom of this page is a link to fractured tibia and fibula (broken lower leg bones) with Fixation Surgery (I will attach here too) to a site with over 1000 replies... I am trying to scan through there for more info while waiting for someone to reply to my post there...

Fractured Tibia and Fibula (Broken Lower Leg Bones) with Fixation Surgery
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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i really feel for you buddy..my email is mike1404park@hotmail.com if u wanna talk more i turned 62 2 days prior to my breaking the tibia. i am active,retired police officer and have 3 part time jobs. this sucks,i had depression for a while but have moved away from that and looking forward to pt i have a freind who loaned me a scooter, today i went to city hall where i fell,the police dept. etc and felt great like a human again. can u get out and about? it will help..mike
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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ibroke my tibia and fibula in feb slipped on ice said the would be operating following morning but cancelled it .on the afternoon the took me to plester room and manually minipulated it i hed 3 different casts on over a 12 week period then periodict xrays then told in aug still not healed had ct scan dont know outcme of it as i have been tanfered to a limb reconstuction specialist what do you think i should do
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:05 AM
 
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I too am looking for information. On Wed. of this past week my 12yr old son was hit by a truck onn his way home from school. We were very lucky, his lower tibia and fibia were broken and alot of brusing on his body. They released us Friday from the hospital. His leg is really swollen and we have to watch for compartment syndrome. They splinted it and we go this Thurs to the Orth to see if surgery is needed or if they can cast it. My question is Saturday he started running a fever even with the tylenol 3 and motrin we can't get the fever to go below 101.0 The break didn't puncture the skin at all he has some minor cuts from the trucks bumper where the break is but nothing real bad. No road rash he was wearing a jacket. His leg is soft and not hard. When I called the doctor I got the oncall and he said just watch him He could of picked up something from the hospital or you can go to the ER and wait about 6 hours for them to tell you the same thing. As long as he is laying still his leg doesn't hurt but if he moves at all he hurts bad. Is a fever at all common with this? Thanks
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:09 AM
 
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i failed down from about 3 meter i broke my lower tibia & finula..very bad fractures , and the broken bones get out thro the skin, ( open wound) then i put illizarof for one year then in cast from last january 2011 untill now...the doctor told me its still not united...and waiting to united. i am 49 yrs old....i dont know untill when i wear the cast......??????????? no answer i think
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:10 AM
 
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i hope i can find doctor can receive my x rays and give me his opinion but FREE of charge...
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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I broke my fibula twice in my right leg last march...I now have a steel plate and 6 screws...I was casted for about 3 months total...it did heel, though there's still some numbness to this day...I thought I had all that crutching around beat...my ankle is strong again....then BAM...life sent me another little bump when on the morning before Christmas I broke the fibula twice as well as the tibia twice in my left leg.....now I`m back to the crutches(how I HATE them)...I`ve got a bunch more hardware,...and aside from keeping the depression at bay(I hate asking for help, and being so dependant on it)..I`m confidant that this foot will heal as well.....I`ll be casted in another few days(pretty swollen still)...and then I`ve got another long road to recovery...and I know I`m looking at probably a good year till this ankle is strong again...a reeeeeal drag...something I wouldn`t wish on anyone...my first cast was on for 5 weeks, then changed and put back on for 5 weeks more....hang in there ZIPPOO.....and dely8..the surgery wasn`t painfull(you`re asleep), and even though I was offered heavy pain killers afterwards I refused them...and never took more than an occasional tylenol...recovery is slow...but with a good diet, some extra calcium, and a positive mind...I believe your leg will indeed heal just fine...and you`ll be back to the same activites you enjoyed prior to your brake.....don`t fret...good luck...it really DOES get better.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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Oh s**t...just noticed that the OP wrote over 2 years ago.....oh well, guess he`s all healed...ZIPPOO I`m older than you....I can`t believe you`ve been in a cast for so long, and it`s still not healed...I`d lose that doctor in a minute if I were you.
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