Aug 07, 2007 · The cast is left in place until the injury heals, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to two or more months for serious injuries. The need for manipulation or surgery depends on the location and extent of the injury, its effect on nearby nerves and blood vessels, and the child's age. Strengthening and Range-of-Motion Exercises
A tibia fracture can be one of the most gruesome injuries in all of sports. While most adults need surgery, children and adolescents ... An animated description of the stages of fracture healing and impediments to fracture healing.
The average time to healing of the fracture was five months (range, two to twenty-one months). The time to union was related to the severity of the soft-tissue injury, the pattern of the fracture, the amount of segmental bone loss, the occurrence of infection, and the use of external fixation. There were six delayed unions.
Tibial shaft fractures: Tibial shaft fractures, which occur between the knee and ankle joints, are the most common type of tibia fracture. In general, tibia fractures will take a minimum of three months for healing, and many can take much longer for a full recovery.
For example, the disability duration for strains and sprains is 3 to 4 weeks. The healing time is 12 weeks. For information on healing times see the section "Expected Healing Times".
Distal radius fractures constitute 20 to 35 percent of all childhood fractures. The most common fracture mechanism is that the child falls on an outstretched arm. Because of expected growth, distal radius fractures have excellent healing and remod-eling potential—significantly better than that of more proximal forearm fractures.
Non displaced tibial plateau fracture. A non-displaced fracture of the tibial plateau is when the tibia sustains a break or crack without a fragment of the bone becoming separated. These fractures normally have a better future outcome than displaced fractures and usually, heal without surgical intervention within 3-4 months.