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Old 08-13-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
Codi Papamichael
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Fractured Fibula?

How long will it take to heal? It fractured at a 90 degree angle from the bone/perpendicular and had about 1mm of seperation. At the time of the accident I could walk but with a huge limp.

Does anyone know when I will go back to 100%? I want to start running and training for parkour...
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Fractured Fibula?

Bones usually take 6 weeks to heal and then it takes another 2 months for the bone to regain full power. So you can expect a total of 3 months. Sorry to hear, hope you get well soon.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:53 PM   #3
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Re: Fractured Fibula?

Damn. I fractured it the monday after fourth of july, and I can run now just in a really bad form, and i can almost feel the fibula bend under me.

I'll lay off it a little longer, thanks.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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Re: Fractured Fibula?

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Damn. I fractured it the monday after fourth of july, and I can run now just in a really bad form, and i can almost feel the fibula bend under me.

I'll lay off it a little longer, thanks.


I guess this is why they made Darwin awards eh? No offense... but read what you wrote again and tell me how on gods green earth you could see logic in running on a broken leg?
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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Re: Fractured Fibula?

I fractured my the fibula in my left leg about 5 years ago. Walked all around on it for 3 days thinking it was the worst sprain I had ever had. I had it checked out and they threw that formed velcro boot on and sent me on my way. It came off about 2 months later but I still felt weak. Kind of like how your ankle feels when it's still recovering from a sprain. The "good" thing about fracturing the fibula and not the tibula, is that the fibula is a non-weight bearing bone and is used for stabilizing and pivoting. So once it's healed and the brace is off, you can put pressure on it and go back to jogging/running. You just have to be careful with any kind of running where you might be pivoting a lot on it.

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:01 AM   #6
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The "good" thing about fracturing the fibula and not the tibula, is that the fibula is a non-weight bearing bone and is used for stabilizing and pivoting.

That is the logic my doctor used on me.

And Kyle, the doctor said it should have healed by now, it's just not at full strength. What is your dysfunction, dude? Honestly...
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:29 AM   #7
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That is the logic my doctor used on me.

And Kyle, the doctor said it should have healed by now, it's just not at full strength. What is your dysfunction, dude? Honestly...
I don't see any dysfunction there...

If you're running on a bone that's not fully healed, to the point where you can "feel it bend," and to a point where it's severely impacting your form, why on God's green Earth are you running on it?

Just sounds like sticking your hand into a fire and wondering why your hand hurts...

If it's not fully healed, don't f00rk with it, or it never will be. Speaking from experience...
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