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Things To Do With A Broken Leg
Variety of things: By reading to him, get his school work so he doesn't fall behind, exercises for his upper body and games and educational videos. ...Read more
Use your calf muscle: The calf is a secondary blood pump the squeezes the blood out of your leg and back to the heart. Flexing your foot down activates the muscle. Do this as often as possible like your pulse. Elevate your leg just above your heart whenever possible even at night. Put a bolster/pillow under the mattress at the foot of the bed. If the cast is off use antithrombotic (elastic) stockings. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on many things including the location and the kind of feature. The bone heath and your overall medical condition to mention just a few. Best thing is to talk to the doctor who is setting the bone and go over Xray with the doctor so you know how you can enhance the healing process ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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