How long after a tibial plateau fracture can you walk?
You will be non weight bearing and required to use elbow crutches for between 8-12 weeks depending on the rate of healing with a progression to partial weight bearing.
You should be fully weight bearing after 12 weeks if the fractured has healed adequately..
How long is non weight bearing after tibial plateau fracture?
The standard aftercare treatment (according to the AO guideline) for surgically treated trauma patients with fractures of the tibial plateau is non-weight bearing or partial weight bearing for 10–12 weeks.
How do I strengthen my knee after tibial plateau fracture?
0 to 1 week:Ice and modalities to reduce pain and inflammation.Use crutches non-weight bearing for 6 weeks.Brace for 6 weeks in full extension.Elevate the knee above the heart for the first 3 to 5 days.Initiate patella mobility drills.Begin full passive/active knee range of motion exercises.More items…
How long does it take to walk after a broken tibia and fibula?
Recovery from a tibia-fibula fracture typically takes about three to six months. Your child may be able to heal faster by resting and not putting too much weight on their leg until the bone has healed.