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does a tibial leg fracture below the knee need to be in a

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does a tibial leg fracture below the knee need to be in a cast
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  physician123 replied 3 years ago.

physician123 :

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physician123 :

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physician123 :

I am sorry to hear of your discomfort .

physician123 :

As to answer you ....tibial fractures of the shaft not badly displaced and that are well alligned should be treated with a cast .

physician123 :

Your doctor can make this decision after seeing the type and extent of the fracture on the X ray .

physician123 :

YOu there ?

Customer:

been to doctors.had x ray.doc says 4 weeks on crutches.no cast.bend my knee and raise my leg for 10 mins a day.fracture occured on 27 aug

Customer:

seems too sore not to have a cast on

physician123 :

Can you tell me what part of the tibia was fractured ?

physician123 :

Was it the metaphyseal fracture or cortical?

physician123 :

Is it the upper part or lower ?

Customer:

tibia plateau.just below the knee

physician123 :

Sorry for the delay ...the net got disconnected .

physician123 :

The fracture of the tibial plateau does not need a cast .

physician123 :

You need to boy your leg in a brace .

physician123 :

put

physician123 :

That is the reason your doctor did not put a cast.

physician123 :

You also need to avoid bearing weight on your leg .

Customer:

what do u mean by boy in a brace

physician123 :

That was a typo error...I am sorry

physician123 :

What I meant to write was that you need to put your leg in a brace .

physician123 :

A cast is not required .

Customer:

what type of brace

physician123 :

You need a functional brace .

physician123 :

This is a brace which allows around 30 to 40 degree of movement .

physician123 :

You should discuss this option with your doctor.

Customer:

should i go back to docs.i only got crutches

physician123 :

Yes,you should go and discuss the option of a brace with your doctor .

physician123 :

 


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physician123 :

the soreness will also reduce with the use of the brace .

physician123 :

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Thank you .

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cheers XXXXX XXXXX help

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Take care

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I wish you a speedy recovery and great health ...

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