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Recovery time for proximal tibia partial fracture


I'm 50 and fell from a 3m height about one week ago. According to MRI result, I have a partial fracture at proximal tibia and a vertical displacement of 2mm was found.

Doctor said cast is not required but to avoid further displacement . No further pressure should be applied on my knee and thus I have walk with sticks and my broken leg cannot touch ground.

I'm a long distance runner and will have a race in Sydney in sept 2015. May I know:

1) the recovery time for me to resume running
2) will my performance be affected by the injury

Many thanks
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replied June 20th, 2015
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Tibial fracture need at least 6 months of rest at the minimum. So i doubt the september would be a right choice for yout o resume your activities. But we can hope as there are 3 months to go for that. DO as directed and hope for the best.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care

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