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how long before i can go back to work after surgery for a broken leg

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your Doctor: Fractures, particularly requring surgery have very specific to the patient time tables depending upon nutrition, general health and the specific injur ... Read More
Dr. John Callahan
24 years experience Podiatry
Ask your surgeon: Ask the surgeon that performed the correction and follow his or her directions.

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks: Elevate your foot above the level of your heart for as many hours a day as possible. Swelling is common after surgery. Follow up with your surgeon as ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Swelling: Although common after surgery sometimes compression therapy is needed . Speak to your surgeon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
44 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
16 years experience Podiatry
See doctor: This should be checked by your surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Where in leg?: Where was your 'leg' broken. 'leg' to ors means tibia/ fibula ( between knee and ankle). Did u have surgery or casted , etc. If u had surgery was your ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
The best: Surgery is up to the surgeon. If you are happy with the dr. Go with his judgement and expert opinion.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, h ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
38 years experience Podiatry
3-6 months: You should be able to start limited weight bearing exercises in about 8 weeks, but it is always best to ask your surgeon.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Meniscus: Multiple tears vs single tear should not impact recovery time. If tears are trimmed/cleaned up, recovery is very rapid since bad tissue is removed and ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your physician: This question really needs to be answered by your treating surgeon, because the answer depends on the location of the break, the severity of the break ... Read More
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