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It was first reported that Henry fractured his tibia then Coach Saban announced it was a fractured fibula.Do we know for sure what it was he fractured?
Which fracture would be the hardest to recover from?Will there likely be any residual loss of range of motion involved?
I'm not in the medical field, but you would think the fibula would heal more quickly than the tibia since its not as thick.
fractures in both are pretty easy to come back from.....esp when your 18 like DH
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two months,,, DH will be back before July..... Per Saban!
Common bimaleolar fx ... Plates/screws... And yes of course there is ligament damage ... He will be fine ... It involves the tips of the bones .. Very common
Probably looks similar to this
As odd as this sounds, for a fracture, this is a fortunate type of injury and fortunate timing.
RLLTYD, do those plates & screws get removed once it heals or are they permanent internal fixators?
I would think eventually they could be removed ... Typically if they are causing pain/discomfort after healing due to such a small area of soft tissue covering the bones.. ... But it could be well after his playing days are over ...The ankle has such a low amount of blood supply that some more complex injuries have difficult healing (prothro) that's what they will be watching ... But I feel he will be ready in the fall ... Maybe in a black jersey but he will be there
Wrong bone RLLTYD, that is the Tibia.
Yes I understand its the wrong bone ... Tri maleolar vs bimaleolar ... I'm not sure exactly what Henry's dx is....
And if you really want to get specific I bet he has a tight rope anchor in the syndesmosis ....
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