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How to fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

How to fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

Rehab: Gentle range of motion after 10-14 days then physical therapy. If this is the first dislocation it should be fully rehabilitated in 4-6 months. ...Read more

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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


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How long to recover from a severed patella tendon?

How long to recover from a severed patella tendon?

3 months: Assuming that it has been repaired with surgery, you are looking at 3+ months of protected knee motion to allow for the repair to heal. ...Read more

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How can I recover from an oblique fibular fracture aka broken ankle?

How can I recover from an oblique fibular fracture aka broken ankle?

Ankle fracture: Oblique fibula fracture is an unstable fracture. If there is no displacement then non weightbearing cast and crutches should be adequate. If there is displacement then surgery is required, to prevent deformity or loss of function. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Yes: Many people are able to resume all their activities after fully healed and have gone through physical therapy. You may develope some arthritis down the road. ...Read more

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Can you ever recover 100% from a broken hip?

Absolutely: When treated quickly and correctly, many hip fractures will heal to their pre-injury status. Of course, the time to heal is quite variable and depends on many factors. A full year may be required to get to the final level of function, but many patients gain full function in 3-6 mos. Work hard and follow the advice of your surgeon and your therapist to give yourself the best chance. ...Read more

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How long will it take to fully recover from broken hip?

How long will it take to fully recover from broken hip?

Variable: Depends on where it is..But the none will heal in 10-12 weeks but functionally you will be in rehab and gaining strength for over a year... ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for humerus to recover fully from a spiral fracture?

What is the recovery time for humerus to recover fully from a spiral fracture?

Fracture Humerus: Healing time for a spiral fracture of the humerus depends on the age of the patient, comorbidities such as smoking and whether or not the fracture is displaced or not. If the fracture is nondisplaced or minimally displaced, less then 2 mm and the patient is age 20-70, then the fracture should heal in about 8 weeks. It is going to take 6-8 weeks to regain range of motion with physical therapy. ...Read more

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How long willa lower back injury completely heal?

How long willa lower back injury completely heal?

Depends on injury: Type and severity ax well as how in shape you are to begin with ax well as your overall health. If just a muscle strain, 2 to 6 weeks on average while a disc issue from a couple of weeks to several months for most. This is assuming there is no injury involving a fracture. ...Read more

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Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk.How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

Recovering from surgery on ankle. In walking boot. Can walk.How long before swelling goes down? No damage to joint or surrounding muscles/ligament

A Swell Ankle.: Recovering from ankle surgery can be unpredictable. Your age and type of surgery as well the extent of what was performed during surgery will all have an effect on your recovery time. The swelling, either pre or post operative, can linger on for some time. Your surgeon should provide you with the various ways to deal with it, ...Read more

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Will I ever completely heal from my C2 spine fracture?

Will I ever completely heal from my C2 spine fracture?

Yes you could if : Properly treated. Complications of c2 fracture treatment are nonunion, malunion, pseudoarthrosis formation, infection, neurovascular injury, acute airway compromise, and hardware failure. The risks of nonunion, malunion, and pseudoarthrosis formation are lessened with surgical treatment. As with any surgical procedure, risk of infection always exists. ...Read more

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How long to recover from stroke left leg?

How long to recover from stroke left leg?

Depends: There are many factors involved, including size/degree of stroke, location in the brain, and age and overall health of the patient. Some patients recover completely, only time will tell. ...Read more

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How do I recover from leg fracture in enckle portion?

Time: Ankle fractures take at least 6-8 weeks for bone healing to take place with correct alignment of the fracture. With proper treatment of common ankle fractures, most patients can begin weight bearing and physical therapy within 2 months of the injury. It's important to follow all the instructions of your surgeon so you can get back to an active lifestyle! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from broken femur/hip surgery with INTERTROCHANTER nail?

How long does it take to recover from broken femur/hip surgery with INTERTROCHANTER nail?

Depends on age, bone: quality & any co morbidity the person has. If good non-osteoporotic bone & good hardware purchase & early weight bearing the fracture will heal the fastest. In the elderly with other medical problems @ poor bone quality, the time is quite longer. Everyone heals differently, so even to give you a range is not accurate without this knowledge. Picture is 1 of good bone & well fixated. ...Read more

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How long to heal from a backbone fracture?

How long to heal from a backbone fracture?

6 - 12 weeks: Vertebral fractures typically heal over the course of 6 - 12 weeks. What most patients really want to know, though, is when their pain will resolve, which can be anywhere from 2 weeks to over 12 weeks. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical option for patients with persistent debilitating pain from a vertebral compression fracture. ...Read more

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How do you fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

How do you fully recover from dislocated shoulder?

Physical therapy.: If you dislocate rarely, at your age, physical therapy may be all you need. The more often you dislocate, the more likely you are to need surgery. ...Read more

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How to recover quickly from knee pain after running?

How to recover quickly from knee pain after running?

Ice and rest: The best thing you can do is to determine the cause of the pain. Then you can start a program to resolve the issue. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How to recover from four arm injury? Pt?

How to recover from four arm injury? Pt?

Forearm: It shoul be fore-arm not four arm. Yes pt will definitely help. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to recover from a broken leg?

How difficult is it to recover from a broken leg?

Sholdn't be: If a simple fracture, with proper treatment, splinting or casting and crutches, etc, this shold not be a difficult recovery. ...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?

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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Im recovering from a broken leg anf the right side of my heel gets numb and the skin around it is really soft i need to know what i need to worry abou?

Im recovering from a broken leg anf the right side of my heel gets numb and the skin around it is really soft i need to know what i need to worry abou?

Pressure sore: if the skin is red, a bit numb, and starting to feel mushy then this could be the result of too much pressure to the area. Be sure not to rest the heel in the same position to avoid a wound developing ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken leg?

How can you treat a broken leg?

Fracture Dependant: It depends on the bone that is fractured, the site of the fracture, and the pattern on the fracture. Treatment can range pain medication and crutches with limited weight bearing, to a brace or case, or to surgery with internal or external fixation. ...Read more

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What should I do with a broken leg?

What should I do with a broken leg?

Pool exercise: Swimming is great to rehab after cast is off or incision have healed. Always as your activity decreases, adjust your diet accordingly work on your range of motion as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a broken leg?

How can I tell if I have a broken leg?

An xray: Assuming the bone is not sticking out through the skin, an xray can usually diagnose a fractured bone. Sometimes, for subtle small non displaced fractures, a repeat xray in 2 weeks may show a healing fracture that could not be seen on the initial xray. ...Read more

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How can I stay active with a broken leg?

Certainly: you can work your upper body with weights or weight machines. You can do sit-ups and core type exercises. Swimming could be done if you have a waterproof cast or removable splint. Sometimes even riding a stationary bike is possible. ...Read more

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Can you advise for pain due to broken leg?

There are many: options. Auricular Acupuncture can be excellent for pain in this situation. ...Read more

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Can a broken leg heal without medical attention?

Can a broken leg heal without medical attention?

Yes, but poorly: Bone breaks vary as most other things in degree and also in location. (legs are not a precise area). But, for some, self healing might come close to being functional. To optimize recovery and minimize long term pain - medical attention is necessary. Seriously damaged bone may even be difficult to totally repair with extensive treatment. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

Let it rest: Let it rest - get a cast or a boot if recommended. There is nothing else that you need to do immediately. You may need to go to pt once the immobilizaiton is off or you may help the part of the affected limb by doing some exercises to help preserve its functionality, but this will not necessarily affect the healing process of the fracture. ...Read more

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Will a broken leg keep my child from growing tall?

Will a broken leg keep my child from growing tall?

Not necessarily: A nasty break through a growth center may result in some leg shortening on the affected side if not properly treated. Most breaks that receive proper attention will have no effect on final adult height. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Broken leg?

What is the definition or description of: Broken leg?

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

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How long before i go back to work after a broken leg?

Could be months: Of course depends on the job and on the level of the fracture, but usually able to walk without a cast or crutch by 6 weeks for minor fractures and it may be 4-5 months for a tibial fracture walking without a cast or crutch.. ...Read more

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Can a broken leg make that leg shorter as the child grows?

Can a broken leg make that leg shorter as the child grows?

Not necessarily: A nasty break through a growth center may result in some leg shortening on the affected side if not properly treated. Most breaks that receive proper attention will have no effect on final adult height. ...Read more

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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 long does it take for a broken leg to heal for an adult one?

How long does it take for a broken leg to heal for an adult one?

It's variable: It depends on which bone in the leg is broken, how bad the break is, if surgery needed to be done. There are a variety of factors that matter. In addition often people are allowed to start walking on the bone (depending on the bone, break, and what was done) even if it isn't 100% "healed". ...Read more