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When is it okay to walk after broken leg?

When is it okay to walk after broken leg?

Depends: There are some fractures that are safe to weight bear. Others require a period of protected weight bearing. Ask your orthopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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What can help a person with a broken leg walk?

Physical therapy: After the leg has healed adequately, physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles and reteach how to walk again. ...Read more

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Sir please suggest me the way to join internally broken leg.

Sir please suggest me the way to join internally broken leg.

Varies: There are a number of ways to treat a displaced fracture of the leg including reducing and applying a cast, fixing it with pins or plated or screws; or using an intramedullary rod or a device known as an external fixator. Choice is based on specific fracture type. ...Read more

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How to treat a broken leg?

How to treat a broken leg?

Immobilization.: Usually some form of immobilization is necessary, but certain fractures may require surgery. Please see an orthopedic specialist, for the proper care. ...Read more

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How can I take a broken leg on a trip?

How can I take a broken leg on a trip?

Adequate splinting: Folks with broken bones in the legs can travel if the fracture is either adequately fixed or well immobilized so as to cut down on mobility at the fracture site. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a toddlers broken leg heal ok?

Hi docs, would a toddlers broken leg heal ok?

Yes: Yes it will heal but needs to be seen by orthopedist or pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up recovery from a broken leg?

What can I do to speed up recovery from a broken leg?

? Acupuncture: In addition to the treatment regiment provided by your physician ask him or her about adding acupuncture to expedite healing. ...Read more

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Is it usual for a broken leg to be swollen for two weeks?

Is it usual for a broken leg to be swollen for two weeks?

Yes: Any trauma to an extremity could take weeks if not months for the swelling to subside. The lymphatic system which helps drain the fluid may take months to equilibrate. The good news is that swelling doesn't hurt, just annoying to get your shoes to fit. Ted hose (tight) stockings could help with the swelling. ...Read more

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If you fall on broken leg in plaster will you do any harm?

If you fall on broken leg in plaster will you do any harm?

Maybe: Depends on mechanism of injury, severity, and the status of your bones, muscles, and tendons. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stay fit when you have a broken leg?

What is the best way to stay fit when you have a broken leg?

Upper Body Work: When you are not able to work out due to your broken leg, you can do a upper body workout to hepl stay in shape. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for swelling to go down on a broken leg?

How much time does it take for swelling to go down on a broken leg?

6-12 months: After a fracture in the lower extremity, swelling is normal for the first 4 months. After that the swelling is typically intermittent but can last longer and occasionally up to 12 months. Check with your physician for certain exercises to do for reducing some of the swelling. ...Read more

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How can I keep a 7 year old child with a broken leg busy while laid up?

Variety of things: By reading to him, get his school work so he doesn't fall behind, exercises for his upper body and games and educational videos. ...Read more

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What are some tips to stay healthy and not gain weight durning the healing of a broken leg?

What are some tips to stay healthy and not gain weight durning the healing of a broken leg?

Limit calories: You need to exercise what is not broken
make sure your vitd level is adequate (best >50ng/ml)
you need calories to heal but need to watch it as you will probably not be burning off as many
discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the term used to describe the procedure to place pins/screws to repair the broken leg?

ORIF: When an orthopedic surgeon repairs a broken bone by making an incision in the skin and then fixing the bones with plates and screws, this is called 'open reduction with internal fixation.' if pins alone are used to fix a bone without making a skin incision, this is usually referred to as a 'closed reduction with percutaneous pinning.'. ...Read more

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I have a broken leg but my question is why does it feel hot is it because I have a metal with some screws?

Due to healing of --: The bone fracture, there is more blood flowing to that area, which causes you to feel it being hot. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after recovering from a broken leg before going back on a professional trampoline, if ever?

See your physician: This question really needs to be answered by your treating surgeon, because the answer depends on the location of the break, the severity of the break, the treatment that was done, and any complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long before xarelto is out of my system? I have been on it for a year from a broken leg. I just stopped 2 day's ago

How long before xarelto is out of my system? I have been on it for a year from a broken leg. I just stopped 2 day's ago

24-48 Hrs: Xarelto disappears from your system quite fast. I hope stopping xarelto was your doctor's orders as you should not stop it by yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Broken Leg (Definition)

A " broken leg" is a term used to describe a fracture that has occurred in one of the bones that make ...Read more