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Cast and crutches for a broken leg for kids

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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Leg fracture: Ice, pain meds and elevation are key factors

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You can support the: Leg with a brace. Immobilization is key. You can use towels wrapped around your leg and something as simple as a broomstick on the inside and outside ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Maybe you have: Tried this. Some folks find it helpful to sleep in a lazy boy lounge chair. Push back and try to drift off. Please stop any stimulating activity li ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience Podiatry
Throbbing pain: Sorry to hear that. Your injury will tend to swell which will eventually cause your cast to become tight, which in turn will increase the throbbing p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Usually not: However, there may be circumstances where it's a good idea. Such as an intraarticular or comminuted fracture.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rehab for fracture: Not normally while you are in a cast. Some pt can be helpful to provide instruction in mobility, transferring, and gait while in the cast. Almost all ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crut ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crut ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: For instability and pain, crutches are not a bad idea and can help off-load the areas of pain.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not exactly: It depends on the nature, location, and age of your break(s). If you should not be bearing any weight, you will get a regular cast. If partial weight ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Though a surgical shoe is likely adequate.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Don't know: It depends on your injury, how long ago, type of injury. Best to consult your treating doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only if fall oo-bed: No, just use caution in moving / torquing the leg in the cast!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle sprain: You can use a walking cane to help decrease the pressure on your ankle. I would also ice the area and take anti-inflammatory medications as needed. I ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cast to boot...: Depending on the severity of a sprain, many people can avoid a cast all together with the use of a walking boot and/ or crutches. If your physician ha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Around 6 weeks: Normal bone healing take around 6 weeks. This depends on many factors: alignment of fracture, age, health, type of fracture and treatment. There is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Compression dressing will help. I am a little surprised you are just in an ace but elevate and do not walk without the cam walker.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
6 weeks: Fractures take six weeks to heal, but there can be other issues involved. These can lengthen the healing. Casting depends on healing. Other issues con ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The length of the cast is unrelated to whether it is waterproof or not. The length of the cast, usually above or below the elbow is chosen based on th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
More info: If its a non weight bearing bone like fibula it may be enough. If its a displaced fracture see a doctor right away. The quickest way to get bones to ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
You : You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any p ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Byron Diggs
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long h ... Read More

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