fractured tibia

hello, i'm 24 and i fractured my tibia 6/30, no dislocation, just above the ankle joint. i went to the er that day and was put in a splint up until i could see an orthopedic spesensoredt 7/9 and a cast was put on, until 7/24. then i got a 'boot' and was told to start moving my ankle, full range motion, and to put 25% weight bearing on it (still on crutches). now i'm going to see a physical therapist tomorrow and will start physical therapy.

i'm just a little worried this may be moving too fast as i've heard that one should have a cast for 4-6 weeks or so. on my x-rays it looks like the fracture has healed pretty well, but it's not a 'seamlessly' healed bone. i'm just very nervous about starting physical therapy already and wondered if this speed of healing/progression of things is normal...? does one usually start physical therapy when the bone is completely seamlessly healed or a little earlier?

Posted By denise on July 26, 2007 at 22:00:53:

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