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Can you still beable to jump around after a broken leg with a rod and screws

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ORIF: When an orthopedic surgeon repairs a broken bone by making an incision in the skin and then fixing the bones with plates and screws, this is called 'o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT LIKELY: You could have a blood clot, infection setting in or just inflammation from surgery. In any case talk to you surgeon asap.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Due to healing of --: The bone fracture, there is more blood flowing to that area, which causes you to feel it being hot.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends: If a broken leg heals in good alignment jumping ability is unlikely to be affected. If there is nonhealing, shortening, malrotation, or malalignment t ... Read More
Dr. Idan Sharon
27 years experience Neurology
Broken bone: Depends on which bone and the type of fracture, but there will be possible effects on jumping abilities to some degree.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely: I'm not sure what surgery you had, but breaking hardware is typically very painful. If you aren't experiencing increasing pain or swelling, it's proba ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
Allergy?: If he is taking medications for his broken leg, he may be having an allergic reaction.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be months: Of course depends on the job and on the level of the fracture, but usually able to walk without a cast or crutch by 6 weeks for minor fractures and it ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Certainly: you can work your upper body with weights or weight machines. You can do sit-ups and core type exercises. Swimming could be done if you have a water ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Sholdn't be: If a simple fracture, with proper treatment, splinting or casting and crutches, etc, this shold not be a difficult recovery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: A nasty break through a growth center may result in some leg shortening on the affected side if not properly treated. Most breaks that receive proper ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Caution: There are no good techniques for scratching because this would involve accessing an area which is not visible because it's under a cast or splint - an ... Read More

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