Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
Hi, I’m a 27yo men, i fractured 3 mid bone of my right foot after I got hit by a motorcycle going against the traffic. My question is, how long does it take for the bone to reattach/grow for me to be able to walk like before? Also, the hospital use a plaster cast for the fractured area, can i request to change it to an Aircast during my next appointment?
Hello, thank you for your enquiry.
For your information, a lower limb fracture, the general complete healing takes 12 to 16 weeks. However, weight bearing, walk, is encouraged after 8 to 12 weeks after x-ray revealed a good union to stimulate the bone growth. Nonetheless, the bone healing for your case still need to depends on the severity of the fracture and which bone was involved.
If a normal plaster cast is inconvenient for you, you may request for a fiberglass cast, which is light, thinner, more durable and have colour options. An aircast may not recommend for early stage of fracture as it may not able to sustain a good stable over the fracture site and stability is important for fracture healing.
For more information, you may refer this mater to your doctor or contact us for an online consultation for further assistance as well.
Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.