1178078 tn?1263839971

how long for the pain to stop & walk again

well this past Thursday i slipped and fell down a 15' wall and broke my tib fib

tibia 4" above the ankle, fibula 6" below and behind 7 below the knee. they put a 12" titanium rod in my tib, where the bone marrow once was, with 4 screws holding it in place.

I know its only been 4 days but has someone done this? how long dose the excruciating pain last (6 throbs in the midddle of the night & 6 in the day)

how long was it before you were walking again on your own? (without cruches) i know it depends on therapy, just need some ideas
thank you for any help

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1178078 tn?1263839971
thank you for this site &

thank you to Tishyri &
Dr Vinod for helping me.
i uploaded some more pics.
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1178078 tn?1263839971
thank you this helps, can't wait for the thobing pain the most.
i have my leg elevated, when not hobbling around. just got word i will see the doctor Monday 25th
big thanks
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The surgical pain should completely go in 3-4 weeks. You are having this intense pain due to surgery coupled with your injury. Take intermittent anti inflammatory medications.

As with crutches and support when you start walking and with proper recovery it would take 8 weeks additional if all your parameters are fine and you recover perfectly.

Follow up with your surgeon regularly.

Take care!
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I think my break was a little less serious then yours was but its hard to know.  Anyway my break was down closer to the ankle and it was about 2 months before I was walking without crutches.  I think I waited a little long I'm a wimp when it comes to pain.

For me the throbing type pain went away for me about a week after surgery.  

Just keep your leg up above your heart as much as possible to help with the swelling and pain.  At night I would prop my foot up top of a bunch of pillows.

Good Luck
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