type c fibula fracture with disrupted syndesmosis joint, no bone growth after 11 weeks

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Type c fibula fracture and disrupted syndesmosis joint suffered from football. Required surgery 8 screws and a plate for fibula and syndesmosis screw for syndesmosis joint. No bone growth after 11 weeks, should I worry?

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    I'm sorry to hear about your fracture not healing, yet. Are you NWB? What is your surgeon saying about it.

    I had a compound fracture of the elbow that was a non union. They wanted to do another surgery and do a bone graft. I was against that. Someone told me to take Symphytum (homeopathic for bone knitting).  I took it for 3 weeks, got another xray and it had healed. I'm just passing this along. It couldn't hurt. I know 3 other people I've told about it that had non unions and it worked for them, too. None the less, wishing you a speedy recovery. (I have a weber a fibula fracture with plate and screws and yes I took the Symphytum just in case. My bone was almost healed at 12 days post op and I'm 62)

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      Hi Linda, I'm part weight bearing I was fwb but the screws started bending 3 weeks ago so became nwb until 2 days ago. The surgeon seems unsure and is basically waiting on my leg to do something before doing anything to it. I will speak to the doctor about medicine to enhance bone healing.

      Thanks

      Callum

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      Symphytum is homeopathic and the doctor will not know anything about it. You can look it up online and buy it at a healthfood store. It cost about $8. I worked as a RN, but this it is not considered by main stream doctors. It is not a drug.

      Honesty, if I was you I'd get a second opinion. Try to get a referral to an ankle specialist. Call the hospital and ask for one.You can request your xrays to take with you to the appt.  

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      How likely is symphytum to work? And my doctor that I've been seeing is the foot and ankle specialist. It was a very complex fracture could that delay healing? As I've read it could take 4 months to heal which is the time schedule I'll be in after my appointment in January.

      Thanks

      Callum

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