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Dr. John Callahan
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How long before I can go back to work after surgery for a broken leg?

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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
29 years in practice
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How long will my foot be swollen after broken leg surgery?

How long will my foot be swollen after broken leg surgery?

Swelling: Although common after surgery sometimes compression therapy is needed . Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Guy Fogel
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michelle Achor
Board Certified, Podiatry
10 years in practice
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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. David Trettin
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
43 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Board Certified, Cardiology
42 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long do I have to wait before i can ski on my broken leg?

How long do I have to wait before i can ski on my broken leg?

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

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