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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Do I need to increase my calcium intake to help heal a broken leg?

Do I need to increase my calcium intake to help heal a broken leg?

Calcium intake: There are plenty of sources of calcium and depending on your age and sex you may need to be on form of calcium supplementation anyway. I am not aware that this form of therapy helps heal fractured bones though. I common source I recommend is caltrate which has calcium and vitamin d in it --often two a day.

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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.

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How could you splint a human broken leg?

How could you splint a human broken leg?

See below: Use a piece of wood on each side of the fracture and wrap tightly with a wrap to keep the wood and fracture in place..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.