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Doctor insights on: How Long Before I Can Go Back To Work After Surgery For A Broken Leg

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
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Get the area X-rayed
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Follow the advice of the doctor and allow the area to heal
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Broken leg open fracture --what is the best surgery?

Broken leg open fracture --what is the best surgery?

The best: Surgery is up to the surgeon. If you are happy with the dr. Go with his judgement and expert opinion. ...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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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Eat well
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Follow physician instructions
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Follow up as directed
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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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