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how to know if your leg is fractured?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fracture: X-ray combined with history and physical examination will help to diagnose a leg fracture.
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 8 years experience
Fracture: A physical exam and radiographs (xrays) performed by your local physician or local orthopedic surgeon are the best way to evaluate for a possible fracture.

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Can someone tell me how people know if their leg is fractured?

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