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Old 02-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone done this? if so, how long before you could ride again?? fell in the trees and my board got stuck, so it stayed still while i kept moving. two weeks later and i still couldn't ride, so went in for some xrays and apparently managed to get a hairline fracture in my fibula, below where my boot is. best estimate is 6 weeks of rest, so another 4... ugh.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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anyone done this? if so, how long before you could ride again?? fell in the trees and my board got stuck, so it stayed still while i kept moving. two weeks later and i still couldn't ride, so went in for some xrays and apparently managed to get a hairline fracture in my fibula, below where my boot is. best estimate is 6 weeks of rest, so another 4... ugh.
I'd go with whatever your doctor said. Outside of the pain, a hairline fracture can develop into something much worse if you hit it again. Not to mention stress fractures that can develop by putting weight on it too soon.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The fibula is a non weightbearing bone... it takes about 6-8wks for bones to heal, hairline fractures usually sooner. No riding yet till it heals just to keep from getting it misaligned or impede healing.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the info. i guess best to let it heal properly, though i'm not happy about missing half the winter.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How long did you end up missing with your fractured fib?

I just broke mine a week ago and am hoping to be back out in 4-6 weeks, per the dr.
However, my doc didn't put me in a cast or even suggest that I use crutches; he said to wrap it tightly in an ace bandage and use heat once the swelling is gone.
Anyone else have any experience with a broken fibula?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I broke my Fib and tib 2 years ago playing hockey. Took 4 months to heal in a cast and this wasn't a serious fracture either.
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