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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. 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


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

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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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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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 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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How long before i can go back to work after anthriscopic surgery for a tirn menicus in knee?

How long before i can go back to work after anthriscopic surgery for a tirn menicus in knee?

Depends : It may only take 1 to 3 weeks but if the surgeon gets in there and discovers that the injury or the overall knee is worse than expected it may take longer. You won't really know until after the surgery has been completed. It also varies with each surgeon. ...Read more

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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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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.

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

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How long does it take for broken leg bones to heal?

How long does it take for broken leg bones to heal?

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

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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

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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