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A 47-year-old member asked:

i fractured my right leg and it's become extremely stiff. what should i do?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See your orthopedist: See your orthopedic surgeon. It is possible that physical therapy may help you regain motion.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How to tell if my leg is fractured or not?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Xray: The gold standard is to get an xray. On the sidelines of a sporting event will will check for localized tenderness along the bone, the sensation of crepitus (like potato chip crunching) and look for deformity. Another nice check is to see if the patient can bear weight. If they can step or hop on it, it is not likely broken.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if i think my leg is fractured or something how to tell?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See below: If there is a history of an injury to the leg/ankle, its painful, is tender(when you feel it, it hurts bad), with swelling, bruising; and with severe injury you will not be able o stand or walk on it without support of someone or crutches, etc. An er visit with an xray will confirm it.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a knot in my leg, could it be fractured?

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Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Possibly: More likely without significant trauma that you have a tendinitis or enthesopathy of a ligament attachment.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Leg (tibia) fractured takes how much time to recover?

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Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
2-3mo: While most broken bones tend to heal in 6 weeks, the tibia is more prone to delayed healing or not healing at all. Partially b/c the tibia is not as encompassed by muscle as other bones such as the femur (muscle tissue is very vascular and blood=healing). Anyhow, not unusual for tibia fractures to take upwards of 3 mo to heal.
A 31-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Fractures: typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint. If it is in your leg it will be impossible to bear weight without sever pain. IF you think you have a fracture seek help as immediately as possible and evaluation by Xray and an orthopedic specialist.

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