Change of casts
Change casts at 4-to-6-week intervals, depending on the stability of the
fracture. Stable fracture patterns and those that gain stability early may be
converted to a Sarmiento cast or fracture-brace as early as 4 weeks. Protect
tibial fractures for at least 12 weeks. The average healing time is 16–24
weeks. Fracture instability after 24 weeks is considered a delayed union.
This x-ray was taken at 6 months post injury.