broken tibia & fibia
Hi I broke both bones in my leg about 3 inches above my ankle. It was abad break compound dislocation but just under the skin ( no open skin break ). That was 8 months ago I had a ror put in from the knee down with screws top & bottom. As of 2 days ago it was still not bridging the break. I have bone growing but its slow. I’M 46 years old and pretty active I work 8-10 hours a day now and deal with the pain at days end. I was told that the fact that I smoke 1/2 pack of cigaretts a day is a big part of the issue so I Have quit. Is it safe for me to use a nicotine patch or os nicotine the part of smoking that is the issue.