Brief Medical History Overview
Bone grafting for Right leg tibia and fibula fracture
My name is Gurudev Hiremath,
I met with an accident on 19th April 2010 and got my right leg tibia and fibula fractured.
After some initial checkup and x-rays, Doctors have performed Internal fixation surgery (Inserted a rod) into my leg.
Operation performed on the next day ie 20th April 2010.
After looking at post operative x-rays surgeon have suggested non weight bearing for 45 days and also informed that there's gap(1.3cm) in the fracture and it should unite in 3 months approximately.
After taking two x-rays, one after 45 days and another after 90 days, there was no change in the report.
Surgeon informed the fracture is into delayed union and may turn into non union and suggested to undergo one more surgery ie Bone grafting.
I have undergone 2nd surgery(Bone grafting) after 90 days of Nailing operation.
Spent 3 days in hospital and Using Walker to walk around and still not allowed to bear any weight on the injured leg.
One more x-ray taken after 45 days of bone grafting operation, surgeon said to bear 30-40% weight and i still have to use walker and informed to come after 45 days again.
The x-ray after 45 days of bone grafting doesn't show much changes as i have observed and Doctor is not giving me any frank opinion about details such as, 1>How long i have to use Walker and 2>How long does it normally take to heal/unite after bone grafting. Since every time the waiting period is increasing i m stuck up with walker and have no idea when this gonna end.
I am Doing the physio exercises as prescribed (toe and ankle movement) and bearing 30-40% weight on injured leg with the help of walker.
Kindly let me know the details like How long it'll take to unite/heal such fractures. When can i start walking using a single stick/ cane.
Will i be able to walk or run normally once the fracture gets united??
Your frank advice/opinion is appreciated
Thanks a lot in advance