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How could you splint a human broken leg?

How could you splint a human broken leg?

See below: Use a piece of wood on each side of the fracture and wrap tightly with a wrap to keep the wood and fracture in place.. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Could you tell me what good techinques are there for srcatching and taking a shower for a broken leg?

Could you tell me what good techinques are there for srcatching and taking a shower for a broken leg?

Caution: There are no good techniques for scratching because this would involve accessing an area which is not visible because it's under a cast or splint - and that is not recommended. Showering can sometimes be done with a garbage bag or similar protection to keep the leg dry. Ask whether you are appropriate to switch to a fracture boot, which would make it much easier to shower. ...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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Can you advise for pain due to broken leg?

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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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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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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What happens after broken leg surgery?

What happens after broken leg surgery?

Where in leg?: Where was your 'leg' broken. 'leg' to ors means tibia/ fibula ( between knee and ankle). Did u have surgery or casted , etc. If u had surgery was your bone 'rodded' or plated or other . Please be more specific... Thanks! ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on my side with a broken leg?

Is it safe to sleep on my side with a broken leg?

Depends.: Depends on where the break is, and how it's being protected. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the proper emergency first aid for a broken leg?

Splint: Apply a splint or tie it to the next finger, toe or extremity. In case of neck , apply a cervical collar but leave it until medics come if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is my skin really dry after having a broken leg?

Help docs? Why is my skin really dry after having a broken leg?

If your leg has: Been casted- there is probably a lot of dry, dead skin that could not be exfoliated and shed like normal. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

Plant extracts: Hops, tobacco, and cannabis have all provided natural extracts that relieve pain. Being natural molecules, they are not patentable, so fda studies will never be done. These substances are currently distributed within fda regulations called "gras" (generally realized as safe). You should consult with licensed naturopath or an integrative physician (erstwhile called "holistic" or "alternative"). ...Read more

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Someone please help me account for broken leg and ribs on baby?

Someone please help me account for broken leg and ribs on baby?

Worrisome...: The baby could have fallen or had an accident, but there is likely something more serious at play. There could be genetic diseases like osteogenesis imperfecta that causes "brittle bones". The other thing of concern would be child abuse. Either way, i would take this very seriously. ...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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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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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