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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Splint broken leg: In an emergency search for a large stick or tree branch, or golf club or broom stick etc. And tie it to the broken leg with rope, tape or heavy string ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: The most common complication of prolonged flights, aside from uri's, is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremity from prolonged immobility of ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me advice you: Tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner part of your lower leg, mild swelling in your lower leg, at first, the pain may stop when you stop runnin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience in Neonatology
Tibia: is a weight bearing bone if he can walk it does not seem to be badly broken and it should heal in 3 vweks\if swelling is getting wor if more symptoms ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: It can be very effective.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia compli ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I do not Think so: New trials with the treatment of stress fracture of the femur could be done without castinng.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Injury: This would entirely depend on what the injury is. Usually the purpose of the splint is to immobilize the foot to allow parts of it to rest by restrict ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery vs Rehab: A fracture of the hip will most likely require surgery while a strain of a muscle will require stretching and strength training.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Weight distribution: Now you are putting more weight on the other unaffected leg , this maldistribution is causing pain , speak to you orthopedic surgeon , and teach you ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
They could try: Stretching and proprioceptive training with heel lifts would be a way to try and help.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Chin splint is inflammation of the fascia which insert on the bone, the fracture is a broken bone. Thank you..
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
Yes and no: A podiatrist will be able to tell you if your foot pain is due to something going on in your foot or higher up. If your foot pain (and leg numbness) ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes : A hyper extension injury can cause a stretch to the nerve behind the knee and that can cause numbness. Usually, however, the nerve will recover but it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Klein
39 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: If you have problems with other devices that help to limit weight bearing, the knee walker is a valid option.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
They are similar: A cast and a walking boot are similar and accomplish many of the same goals. The main difference is that you can remove a walking boot but cannot remo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rarely, yes: A severe knee injury could but this is rare. Some examples 1. If you sustained a severe tibial plateau fracture, for example, which became chronica ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Both: Honestly, both are bad injuries. A compound fracture is old terminology - current terminology is open fracture, meaning the fracture has protruded th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
By design...: The purpose of the moon boot is to change your gait in a way the dissipates the force of the ground over a larger surface area. This is what allows th ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience in Podiatry
IT CAN BE FIXED: To be clear, you had a dorsiflexory osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal, and it was raised too much? If so, the surgery is essentially reversed to drop th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Absolutely.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Immobilization is important if the bone is fractured in two areas, so casts or walking boots (cam walkers), and even crutches might be surgery. If the ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: The answer is dependent on the extent of the injury, whether the tendon is just a minor "tear" or a disruption. This is impossible to DX without an ex ... Read More

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