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Hi Peter

Sorry to hear that you have joined “the tpf club”. Recovery time has a lot to do with the type of fracture – did it require Internal Fixation, how much depression or displacement, any bone grafting? Based on this, the weight bearing process can start anywhere from 4 weeks on up. Unassisted walking can take several more months once you start the process of weight bearing. The one thing to keep in mind is that this type of injury does require patience for recovery. There is going to be a lot of down time – and don’t push ahead of what your orthopod tells you to. Full recovery is very dependent on letting the bone heal so you have a strong weight bearing base.