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Before 3 weeks i had a kneecap dislocation.I went to hospital and took xray.No #.Doc immobilized my leg with pop.How long it will take to walk normaly?

Before 3 weeks i had a kneecap dislocation.I went to hospital and took xray.No #.Doc immobilized my leg with pop.How long it will take to walk normaly?

If U had dislocation: .....U need more care than a reduction. The knee needs 2 b evaluated 4 alignment ; 4 damage 2 the under surface of the patella. Min rx is immobilized 4 4-6 wks ; pt 2 allow healing of the medial retinaculum 2 heal ; 2 regain motion ; strength. U may need realignment, soft tissue or boney, 2 prevent further dislocation ; damage. Get in 2 c a knee specialist now! ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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After the remove of the cast on the fractured leg, it takes how long to walk again?

After the remove of the cast on the fractured leg, it takes how long to walk again?

ASK YOU RDOCTOR: Different injuries require different periods of immobilization and nonweight bearing. Generally, after 6-8 weeks of protection for a leg fracture you can begin weightbearing ina walking boot. It will take several weeks to regain normal gait patterns. You must ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

Should be anytime: if it hurts that much to walk on a sprain, you may want to get further imaging studies done like X-Ray and MRI. There may be more damage than was thought originally. If its just a sprain, occasional protection for a few days on crutches might be OK. However don't go too long using that or the muscles will stiffen and you may start to atrophy. Take NSAIDs and ice the area around the clock. ...Read more

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From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?

From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?

Depends ...: First have to know what's causing your legs to swell like that. The cause could be cardiac, liver, kidney. You need a good workup by a good internist who will get a thorough history, a complete physical exam, a laboratory exam, maybe an EKG and CXR and when all the data is in have a long heart-to-heart with you on what's been found and why and what can and should be done about it. No blinders! ...Read more

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How long does it take to learn to walk with prothestics when both legs have amputated above knee?

How long does it take to learn to walk with prothestics when both legs have amputated above knee?

Variable: This can vary from weeks to months or even a year depending upon certain things including the age strength and the effort and time spent by the patient ...Read more

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How long will it take two leg fractures to heal? My 10 year old daughter fell out of her treehouse and suffered two fractures to her right leg. How long will it take for her to heal? Will these affect her ability to walk?

How long will it take two leg fractures to heal? My 10 year old daughter fell out of her treehouse and suffered two fractures to her right leg. How long will it take for her to heal? Will these affect her ability to walk?

I : I am sorry to hear about your daughter's injury. Unfortunately, it is difficult to answer your question without knowing more about the injury. How severe were the fractures? Was it near or involving a joint? Was there any deformity of the leg? Did the bone puncture the skin? Does your daughter have any other medical conditions that might affect her healing? All of these will affect the healing rate of your daughter's leg. In general, i would estimate that the bones would start to "knit" in about 4-6 weeks and full strength may not be achieved for 3-6 months, but i would defer to your treating orthopedic surgeon who can give you more details about your daughter's specific injuries. ...Read more

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20 days back i suffered from dengue fever, now i can't walk I am getting cramps in leg muscles and short breathless. How long it ll take me to recover?

20 days back i suffered from dengue fever, now i can't walk I am getting cramps in leg muscles and short breathless. How long it ll take me to recover?

Variable: Symptoms related to dengue virus infection can last 6 months or longer, although this is unusual. You should, however, go back and be seen by your doctor to be certain that there is not something else going on, possibly unrelated to the dengue infection. ...Read more