Top
30
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Broken Leg

Share
1

1
What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

What kind of drugs would reduce pain from a healing broken leg caused by stress or are there any natural solutions for a snr. Citizen?

Plant extracts: Hops, tobacco, and cannabis have all provided natural extracts that relieve pain. Being natural molecules, they are not patentable, so fda studies will never be done. These substances are currently distributed within fda regulations called "gras" (generally realized as safe). You should consult with licensed naturopath or an integrative physician (erstwhile called "holistic" or "alternative"). ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
93 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How can you treat a broken leg?

How can you treat a broken leg?

Fracture Dependant: It depends on the bone that is fractured, the site of the fracture, and the pattern on the fracture. Treatment can range pain medication and crutches with limited weight bearing, to a brace or case, or to surgery with internal or external fixation. ...Read more

3

3
What should I do with a broken leg?

What should I do with a broken leg?

Pool exercise: Swimming is great to rehab after cast is off or incision have healed.
Always as your activity decreases, adjust your diet accordingly
work on your range of motion as soon as possible. ...Read more

4

4
How can I tell if I have a broken leg?

How can I tell if I have a broken leg?

An xray: Assuming the bone is not sticking out through the skin, an xray can usually diagnose a fractured bone. Sometimes, for subtle small non displaced fractures, a repeat xray in 2 weeks may show a healing fracture that could not be seen on the initial xray. ...Read more

5

5
How can I stay active with a broken leg?

Certainly: You can work your upper body with weights or weight machines. You can do sit-ups and core type exercises. Swimming could be done if you have a waterproof cast or removable splint. Sometimes even riding a stationary bike is possible. ...Read more

6

6
Can you advise for pain due to broken leg?

Can you advise for pain due to broken leg?

There are many: Options. Auricular Acupuncture can be excellent for pain in this situation. ...Read more

7

7
How long will it take to heal a broken leg?

How long will it take to heal a broken leg?

Few weeks: 6-8 weeks for adults. Children usually in a about a month. ...Read more

9

9
Can a broken leg heal without medical attention?

Can a broken leg heal without medical attention?

Yes, but poorly: Bone breaks vary as most other things in degree and also in location. (legs are not a precise area). But, for some, self healing might come close to being functional. To optimize recovery and minimize long term pain - medical attention is necessary. Seriously damaged bone may even be difficult to totally repair with extensive treatment. Seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

10

10
How difficult is it to recover from a broken leg?

How difficult is it to recover from a broken leg?

Sholdn't be: If a simple fracture, with proper treatment, splinting or casting and crutches, etc, this shold not be a difficult recovery. ...Read more

11

11
What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

Let it rest: Let it rest - get a cast or a boot if recommended. There is nothing else that you need to do immediately. You may need to go to pt once the immobilizaiton is off or you may help the part of the affected limb by doing some exercises to help preserve its functionality, but this will not necessarily affect the healing process of the fracture. ...Read more

12

12
Will a broken leg keep my child from growing tall?

Will a broken leg keep my child from growing tall?

Not necessarily: A nasty break through a growth center may result in some leg shortening on the affected side if not properly treated. Most breaks that receive proper attention will have no effect on final adult height. ...Read more

13

13
What is the definition or description of: Broken leg?

What is the definition or description of: Broken leg?

Fracture: A " broken leg" is a term used to describe a fracture that has occurred in one of the bones that make up the lower extremity. ...Read more

14

14
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

15

15
Can a broken leg make that leg shorter as the child grows?

Can a broken leg make that leg shorter as the child grows?

Not necessarily: A nasty break through a growth center may result in some leg shortening on the affected side if not properly treated. Most breaks that receive proper attention will have no effect on final adult height. ...Read more

16

16
Sir please suggest me the way to join internally broken leg.

Varies: There are a number of ways to treat a displaced fracture of the leg including reducing and applying a cast, fixing it with pins or plated or screws; or using an intramedullary rod or a device known as an external fixator. Choice is based on specific fracture type. ...Read more

17

17
What is best way to recover from broken leg with steel inside?

What is best way to recover from broken leg with steel inside?

See below: When cleared by your physician begin an aggressive supervised physical therapy regimen. ...Read more

18

18
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

20

20
I need exercises that can be done while not putting weight on a broken leg?

Ask your doctor!: A leg fracture is a serious injury. You need to seek medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon. He or she will advise you regarding what exercises you can do.
Having said that, the most important strengthening you can do is core strengthening. That is non weight bearing and can be done safely while recovering from your injury. Heal well. ...Read more

21

21
Could you tell me what good techinques are there for srcatching and taking a shower for a broken leg?

Could you tell me what good techinques are there for srcatching and taking a shower for a broken leg?

Caution: There are no good techniques for scratching because this would involve accessing an area which is not visible because it's under a cast or splint - and that is not recommended. Showering can sometimes be done with a garbage bag or similar protection to keep the leg dry. Ask whether you are appropriate to switch to a fracture boot, which would make it much easier to shower. ...Read more

22

22
How to treat a broken leg?

How to treat a broken leg?

Immobilization.: Usually some form of immobilization is necessary, but certain fractures may require surgery. Please see an orthopedic specialist, for the proper care. ...Read more

23

23
Hi docs, would a toddlers broken leg heal ok?

Hi docs, would a toddlers broken leg heal ok?

Yes: Yes it will heal but needs to be seen by orthopedist or pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

24

24
How can I take a broken leg on a trip?

How can I take a broken leg on a trip?

Adequate splinting: Folks with broken bones in the legs can travel if the fracture is either adequately fixed or well immobilized so as to cut down on mobility at the fracture site. ...Read more

25

25
When is it okay to walk after broken leg?

Depends: There are some fractures that are safe to weight bear. Others require a period of protected weight bearing. Ask your orthopedist. ...Read more

26

26
What can help a person with a broken leg walk?

Physical therapy: After the leg has healed adequately, physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles and reteach how to walk again. ...Read more

27

27
What can I do to speed up recovery from a broken leg?

What can I do to speed up recovery from a broken leg?

? Acupuncture: In addition to the treatment regiment provided by your physician ask him or her about adding acupuncture to expedite healing. ...Read more

28

28
Is it usual for a broken leg to be swollen for two weeks?

Yes: Any trauma to an extremity could take weeks if not months for the swelling to subside. The lymphatic system which helps drain the fluid may take months to equilibrate. The good news is that swelling doesn't hurt, just annoying to get your shoes to fit. Ted hose (tight) stockings could help with the swelling. ...Read more

29

29
If you fall on broken leg in plaster will you do any harm?

If you fall on broken leg in plaster will you do any harm?

Maybe: Depends on mechanism of injury, severity, and the status of your bones, muscles, and tendons. ...Read more