Fractured Leg Recovery process after surgery

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    1. Hello Doctor, I am 55 Male with Diabetes taking medication for the same. I met with a bike accident which fractured my left leg. The surgery happened three months ago (September 8) with plates and screws in my leg. Post surgery during recovery process, my leg tends to swell up after walking with a support stick and applying 60 percent weight in my operated leg. Please suggest the ideal recovery process sir.
    2. Fractured Leg Recovery process after surgeryRecent X-ray of the knee

    P SIVAKUMAR Asked on December 14, 2023 in Bone & Joint.
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      The normal recovery period or a intra articular fracture like urs is 8 to 12 weeks .it’s already past 12 weeks post surgery so u have to gradually increase the weight bearing with support initially and without support as tolerated by 2 weeks time from now.continue PHYSIOTHERAPY .as it is intra articular fracture some amount of limitation of range of movements in knee can be there .consultant ur primary surgeon if u have swelling with pain and fever where u have to rule out infection.

      Dr. Kiran Answered on December 15, 2023.
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