Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Orthopedics Forum

broken tibia and fibula not healing

Must Read
Think you might be experiencing bone loss? Check out this Intro to Osteoporosis and evaluate your risk for developing bone weakness. ...
Although bone mass loss is normal as we age, some people are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than others. Are you at risk? More here....
Do you have severe back pain? Do your bones break frequently or with little pressure? You might be experiencing osteoporosis. Found out more here....
i unfortunately broke my tibia and fibula in a closed fracture. i have the nailing and screws in my leg. unfortunately nearly 6 months in, it still hasnt healed properly. the doctors are now talking about taking the screws out only as then when i put weight down the bones should "compress" together and heal

anybody shed an insight into this?

is it likely i will be able to play sport again?

i am getting a bit disheartened about the length of time it is taking

thank you
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied March 4th, 2010
Community Volunteer
Sometimes it takes a long time for the bone to grow together...I had this problem with my foot...I would think you will be able to play sports again, but ask your doctor...He will be the judge of this...Take care...

Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply