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can you walk with a broken leg

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: There are some fractures that are safe to weight bear. Others require a period of protected weight bearing. Ask your orthopedist.
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Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Ask your doctor: It can take 6+ weeks before your orthopedist allows you to walk without a cam walker or crutches/cane. It depends on which bone was fractured, how ex ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Physical therapy: After the leg has healed adequately, physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles and reteach how to walk again.
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Dr. Idan Sharon
27 years experience Neurology
Broken leg: A person with a broken leg may walk with the assistance of a device, such as a cane.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : There are a number of ways to treat a displaced fracture of the leg including reducing and applying a cast, fixing it with pins or plated or screws; o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilization.: Usually some form of immobilization is necessary, but certain fractures may require surgery. Please see an orthopedic specialist, for the proper care.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Adequate splinting: Folks with broken bones in the legs can travel if the fracture is either adequately fixed or well immobilized so as to cut down on mobility at the fr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes it will heal but needs to be seen by orthopedist or pediatrician for evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
? Acupuncture: In addition to the treatment regiment provided by your physician ask him or her about adding acupuncture to expedite healing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Brokn en leg: Yes swelling is very common. Keep leg elevated to reduce swelling.

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