Last Updated on Oct 14, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who treats tibia fractures?

An orthopedic surgeon, along with a physiotherapist, would be involved in the treatment of tibia fractures

2. What are the determinants of treatment of tibial fractures?

Location of the fracture, displacement of the bones, alignment of the bones, associated injuries, soft-tissue damage, and general health are the important determinants of tibial fracture treatment.

3. What is the latest research on tibia fracture?

A lot of research is being done on bone healing and it has been discovered that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are among some of the bone healing promoting factors. Early reports from such studies are favorable.

3. How long does it take to return to normal activities after a tibial fracture?

On an average, tibial fractures take 4-6 months to heal. Sometimes it may takes even longer, depending on the severity of the fracture.

4. When is bone grafting required?

If you put weight on the injured bone long before it heals, the fracture fails to heal. In such cases a secondary surgical procedure, such as bone grafting or revision fixation, might be necessary.

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