leg fracture

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my right leg tibula and fibula bones broken in an accident after surgery i have plates on both bones,doctor said after 1 year it can remove,i need to know how many days rest needed after surgery???

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    I just had a plate and 7 screws removed from my fibula. I was walking around on in 3 days with a walking boot. My ortho told me it takes 6-8 weeks for the sew holes to fill back in with bone. I'll be back to work full duty in 4 weeks.

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    I still have mine in, but my ortho doctor said it's much faster for the holes to fill in a bone than for the body to repair a broken bone and that it's not a big deal.  I have read a lot about it and many people say they were feeling great after just a few weeks and wish they had done the procedure sooner. I've yet to find anyone who wished they hadn't done it, but I did read that one person said their ROM was about the same after the procedure. Most people seem so happy with the procedure. In my reading, it seems the biggest worry is infection from the procedure. I think they have ways to protect against that. Some people did write that they got infections, but it seems those were dealt with, and all was still well. 

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      The earliest my doc would remove the hardware wad 6 months after surgery. Due to issues with work I had to wait 9 months. But yes, I am so glad to have it out! My incision is still a bit sore, but no infections and no pain in the bone anymore.
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      I wouldn't say that. Given my hobbies and chosen profession, it's always just a matter of time before I'm laid up again. But I enjoy being healthy as long as I can.

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      That's a great attitude! Reminds me of a quote I always loved: "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

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