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How Long Before I Can Go Back To Work After Surgery For A Broken Leg
Ask your surgeon: Ask the surgeon that performed the correction and follow his or her directions. ...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
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
I want to know how long it would take for a broken leg to heal for that of a 60 yr old woman with an iron to support it inside the leg, thanks.
Complete in 6-12 mon: Healing rate varies somewhat among people but generally slower as we get older. Often a simple fracture needs a about 6-8 wks to heal. Healing starts soon after the injury/surgery but to be "solidly in place" may take about 2-3 months. You may start pt earlier with partial wt bearing, then increase slowly. Healing likely con't for about 1 yr. Consult your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: In a healthy individual, bone normally takes between 6-8 weeks. If the break is severe and resulted in gapping between the fracture fragments, it may take longer to bridge the gap. ...Read more
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
Tibia or femur: Generally 8-12 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Broken leg: Returning to an activity like skiing depends on the nature of your injury. It would be best to discuss this with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Am I better off taking codeine, for my broken leg, or if I ask for tramadol will that work just as well without the constipation as a side effect?
I met with an accident 2 months back and 2 bones in my right leg got fractured. One under thighs and the other near my shin. My doctor advised me to walk using crutches giving 25% weight on my broken leg. Now after walking and sitting alone for some time.
Question?: What exactly is your question? Unable to answer as is. ...Read more
It depends: This can vary widely depending on what type of tear you have, whether it is repaired versus partially excised, and what type of work you need to return to. Simple partial excisions in someone with a sedentary job can mean return to work in 2-3 days. Higher demand jobs that require that you be on your feet a lot can take 2-4 weeks. Meniscus repairs might need to be protected for several months. ...Read more
Can you tell me when does the average person go back to work after a torn meniscus arthroscopic knee surgery?
1-2 weeks: Depending on the type of work done, sedentary jobs can return to work within a few days, active jobs may require a bit more time and babying. Sutures (if used) usually come out in 7- 14 days so I recommend waiting till they come out. It there is no associated knee problem (arthritis) the biggest hinderamnce to returning to work iws hte muscle weakness associated with the tear. ...Read more
Possible, but.....: Is it possible that one is an investment banker and drive from li to nyc directly from the surgical suite after taking oxycodone, weave in and out of cars (no traffic at 2pm), avoid getting pulled over by cops, almost causing an accident/ /multiple injuries/fatalities on the way, in order to get to that meeting because one feels that it's crucial to be at the meeting to close a $1b deal? Sure. ...Read more
I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee almost a month ago but it seems to be filling up with synovial fluid, shoulde I go back to work or wait until I see the dr.?
Post op effusion: Call your doc. She can assess whether your post operative effusion is of concern. ...Read more
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
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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