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Offline Alla

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fibial fracture
« on: March 01, 2005, 08:05:47 AM »
I'm told by one of our sports trainers at our club who is very respected that there is a good possiblity from the pain I have in my leg and knee that I could have fractured (partially) the end of my fibia. 

But when I asked my GP about getting some X-rays she refused saying that it cant be broken because I can weight bare.  Now the trainer says, and since I have studied human anatomy and physiology at uni I tend to agree, that the fibia is a non-weight baring bone and I could walk on it if it was fractured.  I can't however run on it, nor put any pressure on that side of my knee. I cant weight bare if I put my weight on my knee while bent (such as in the squatting position)... not even in the swimming pool!

Who is right in this situation?  Should I be getting another GP to look at this?  The one I am seeing says that ligament issues take 12 weeks to heal and wont refer me to anyone else. (I'm at 11 weeks yesterday).

Torn ACL December 04
ACL Reco May 05
Cleared to return to sport May 06