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fibula tibia fracture lower leg

my mother has fractured her fibula and tibia in the left lower leg. the trauma was not that much but the fracture occured due to osteoporosis. the surgeon carried out closed reduction and cast has been applied. how much time would it take my mother to recover and what would be the post treament problems?
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Hello!

It will take 12-16 weeks for recovery. Give her protein and calcium supplements and proper diet to recover completely.

There will be stiffness due to the cast and immobility and once recovered she will be referred to a physiotherapist.

Take care!
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I have found out that each one varies on healing time. I was told 6 months for complete recovery and yet found myself getting a bone graft on my fibula 5 months after injury. I am 17 months post injury now and still having problems and am waiting to have hardware removed. I would strongly suggest physio the minute your mom is able.Also,D3,and vit.C and perhaps B12 if there is any hint of nerve damage.  Good luck and speedy recovery
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