how long before i can go back to work after surgery for a broken leg

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Dr. John Callahan answered:

How long before I can go back to work after surgery for a broken leg?

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Ask the surgeon that performed the correction and follow his or her directions.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood answered:

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

Swelling

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Although common after surgery sometimes compression therapy is needed . Speak to your surgeon.
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Dr. Michelle Achor answered:

Is it normal for foot to turn red after a surgery for a broken leg and ankle?

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Dr. David Trettin answered:

What happens after broken leg surgery?

Where in leg?

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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!
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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered:

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

The best

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surgery is up to the surgeon. If you are happy with the Dr. Go with his judgement and expert opinion.
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Dr. Guy Fogel answered:

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

Could be months

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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..
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Dr. Daniel Hampton answered:

How long does it take for a broken leg to heal for an adult one?

It's variable

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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".
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

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

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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
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Dr. Rahul Banerjee answered:

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

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Returning to an activity like skiing depends on the nature of your injury. It would be best to discuss this with your Orthopaedic surgeon.
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Dr. PHILLIP J. KIM answered:

How long will it take to heal a broken leg?

Few weeks

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6-8 weeks for adults. Children usually in a about a month.
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