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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pool exercise: Swimming is great to rehab after cast is off or incision have healed. Always as your activity decreases, adjust your diet accordingly work on your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Certainly: you can work your upper body with weights or weight machines. You can do sit-ups and core type exercises. Swimming could be done if you have a water ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Variety of things: By reading to him, get his school work so he doesn't fall behind, exercises for his upper body and games and educational videos.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends.: Depends on where the break is, and how it's being protected. Check with your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Be inventive: (joke) put a condom on the broken leg! seriously, it is all about position, gaining comfort, support and common sense. Sex? Define it? Masturbaton ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Use your calf muscle: The calf is a secondary blood pump the squeezes the blood out of your leg and back to the heart. Flexing your foot down activates the muscle. Do thi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Broken leg: Because there are so many different bones to break an subsequent muscle atrophy, your best bet is physical therapy.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT LIKELY: You could have a blood clot, infection setting in or just inflammation from surgery. In any case talk to you surgeon asap.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Complete in 6-12 mon: Healing rate varies somewhat among people but generally slower as we get older. Often a simple fracture needs a about 6-8 wks to heal. Healing starts ... Read More
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