Post-Operative Instructions

Tibial Shaft Fracture Repair

Crutch walking Non-weight bearing on affected leg. Keep split cast in place for 2 weeks. May loosen Ace wrap if cast feels too tight. Keep leg elevated as much as possible. Move knee as much as possible.

You will be given 3 medications:

  • Motrin 400 mg: 1 pill every 6 hours with food as needed for pain
  • Vicodin: 1 pills every 4 hours as needed for pain if the Motrin doesn’t cover all of your pain
  • Phenergan 12.5mg: 1 pill every 6 hours as needed for nausea

Stay ahead of the pain. Once you feel any pain, take the Motrin. If that doesn’t cover it, take the Vicodin.

Return to office to see Dr. Kittredge in 2 weeks.

Any problems or questions, please call.

  • Alexandria office 703-810-5209
  • Springfield office 703-810-5210