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Son's Broken Tibia is Not Healing
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Son's Broken Tibia is Not Healing

My fifteen-year-old son broke his tibia and fibula five months ago in a soccer game.  He is still not healing, and our orthopedic surgeon says he does not know why.  Actually, the fibula has healed completely, but the tibia looks like it was just broken yesterday.  Our surgeon placed a rod in our son's leg five months ago. Blood tests show no infection.  My son is 6' 5." His growth plates are still open.  Is it possible that my son has grown since his surgery enough that the tibia has been pulled apart and is not close enough together to heal?  
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hi,
all your thoughts are just imaginative. this is a case of non-union if consider your statements. If it is only seeing an x-ray, then to say a fracture radiologically united would take a longer time about 3-4 months though clinically united.
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