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Femur and tibia fibula fracture
Hello Doctor I am 22 male got an motorbike accident in Jan 23 2017 and broke my right leg femur tibia and fibula. Intramedullary nailing operation was done on femur and tibia and fibula was left as such. Now it got 4 months and I am visiting my doctor every month. My doctor said to continue the psiotheraphy exercises and walk with the support of the front toe . My doctor also confirmed that bone healing is good. How long to takes to for me to take a normal walk and when the rod and nails can be removed?will there be any complications?
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It can take 6 to 8 months for the bones to heal. However the bones can take 18 to 24 months to get back the full strength. Nails are not removed before that. Removal of nail has similar rate of complications as any other major operation. Most patients are able to walk normally by this time, however it's your operating​ doctor's decision.
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NORMALLY YOU SHOULD BE ALRIGHT BY 6 MONTHS , IMPLANT REMOVAL IS ADVISABLE BY 18 MONTHS; THE INTRAMEDULLARY IMPLANTS HAVE VERY LOW COMPLICATION RATES
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