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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:
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
24 years experience Podiatry
Ask your surgeon: Ask the surgeon that performed the correction and follow his or her directions.
A 42-year-old male asked:
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
35 years experience Podiatry
Swelling: Although common after surgery sometimes compression therapy is needed . Speak to your surgeon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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:
16 years experience Podiatry
See doctor: This should be checked by your surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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:
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:
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
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.
A 42-year-old male asked:
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
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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