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A 58-year-old female asked:

I was told i fell 55 feet, i fractured my skull and my cheek bone i blacked out, i don't remember anything. it's been a week bruises are appearing all over the side i landed on, and i can not stand or walk. how long before i can walk?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Any prediction on how fast, if ever, you can recover would require a full review of your history, your exam now and past and current test results. Some might die with such an injury. Some might have various long term complications including seizures or mobility problems. Please share your concerns with your treatment team on what your future can be like.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
As Dr. Ferguson appropriately mentioned, we are totally unable to predict your future medical status, and a full evaluation and interventions must be sought by your local physician team. Contact the appropriate individuals ASAP and discuss whether you need a full-scale rehab. program.
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Last updated Jan 16, 2023


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