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What can help a person with a broken leg walk?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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33 years experience
Physical therapy: After the leg has healed adequately, physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles and reteach how to walk again.
Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology 29 years experience
Broken leg: A person with a broken leg may walk with the assistance of a device, such as a cane.

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When is it okay to walk after broken leg?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
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Depends: There are some fractures that are safe to weight bear. Others require a period of protected weight bearing. Ask your orthopedist.

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