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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 35 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.

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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 44 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.

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Last updated Oct 6, 2013

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