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8-9 wks — all of them on crutches?

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Hi,I have a fibular fracture, which the orthopedic surgeon casted.
He told me this kind of fracture usually takes about 8-9 wks to heal. Does that mean that I’ll be non-weight bearing for all of those weeks, or does it simply mean that it takes the bone 8-9 wks to completely heal (i.e. can start limping on it earlier, etc)?Has anyone had experience with this fracture, and how long did it take before you could walk on 2 feet again (at least limp around w/out crutches)? Thanks

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  1. Paul,Thanks for your response. I’m hoping that I don’t have to be non-weight bearing for 8-9 weeks, cause even 1 week is pain in the ass.When you say diet, can you elaborate a little? I’ve been eating very clean, making sure to include a lot of vegetables, protein sources (i.e. meat, fish, dairy), and water. I’ve also been taking a multi, vitamin C, and coral calcium. Is there anything else I can do to speed up the recovery?Thanks

  2. : Paul,: Thanks for your response. I’m hoping that I don’t have to be non-weight bearing for 8-9 weeks, cause even 1 week is pain in the ass.: When you say diet, can you elaborate a little? I’ve been eating very clean, making sure to include a lot of vegetables, protein sources (i.e. meat, fish, dairy), and water. I’ve also been taking a multi, vitamin C, and coral calcium. Is there anything else I can do to speed up the recovery?: Thankssounds like you have everything covered. stay away from smoking and sodas.if you really want to go overboard try lysine which is an amino acid. it aids in the absorbtion of calcium into the blood stream. also boron, this product aids the body by stopping it from sending the calcium out in urine. if you are eating a lot of green leaf salad you could skip the lysine supplement. boron is found in apples, so you skip that one also if you like apples. good luck

  3. : I have a fibular fracture, which the orthopedic surgeon casted. He told me this kind of fracture usually takes about 8-9 wks to heal. Does that mean that I’ll be non-weight bearing for all of those weeks, or does it simply mean that it takes the bone 8-9 wks to completely heal (i.e. can start limping on it earlier, etc)?: Has anyone had experience with this fracture, and how long did it take before you could walk on 2 feet again (at least limp around w/out crutches)? : Thanksyou will more than likely go from a cast to a walking boot at some point in your recovery. depending on your age,diet and physical activity before and after the injury. most fibula clean breaks take anywhere from a month to 2 months to heal so that sounds about right

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