Fractured Tibia Treatment
Treatment for a tibia fracture depends on the location and the severity of the fracture. Multi-part fractures and those that are open to the skin are always managed surgically. General measures for tibia fracture include rest, elevation, cold compresses, and the application of a leg cast or splint. Treatment for a tibia fracture often includes physical therapy to rehab the muscles in the leg and maintain mobility.
Specific treatment for a tibia fracture includes:
- Cold compresses
- Leg elevation
- Leg cast or splint
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Surgery for tibia fracture
- To repair the fracture and realign the broken bones
- Physical therapy for tibia fracture
Fractured Tibia Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a tibia fracture.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having another tibial fracture?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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