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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: Fractured Tibia
|nicobinho - Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:25 am||
Iam 16 years old, height: 5"10 145lbs and i fractured my tibia at october 12 playing soccer, the fracture was very small and i didnt get any surgurey or anything they gave me a full leg cast for about 4 weeks, then i had to use the short cast for about 2-3 more weeks, right now i have no cast, and i can walk , iam doing therapy everyday with my specialiazed coach, when do you think i can play soccer? If i play in about 2 weeks can it be dangerous for me?
Thank you =)
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:05 pm||
Two more weeks will place you at 8 weeks post fracture. Fractures take at least 6 weeks to heal.
To return to competition, the following are important
1. Clearance from the orthopedist (including xray confirmation of healing)
2. Clearance from the orthopedist
3. Painfree functional activities (kicking, running, hopping, jumping,)
4. No swelling post activity
Keep us posted.
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