My husband has broken his tibia and fibula. the doctor has given us options 1st option is to have a cast from him hip to his foot for 6 weeks then a short cast for 4 weeks then he will splint it with no weight bearing for the 1st 6 weeks. 2nd option is to have the metal rod put in his bones to help with the healing process no weight bearing for 6 weeks a removal cast... with lots of Physical Therapy. Total healing time possibly 6 months to a year. He is not real sure about the metal rod in his leg he is afraid it wont heal right and he will be in more pain afterwards because of the rod and screws.and then the other surgeries he will have to have. I am wanting some feed back about pros and cons verus casts and the metal rod. If anyone has any comments please let me know.
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