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What is the best first aid for a leg fracture?

What is the best first aid for a leg fracture?

Immobilize: First aid for a long bone fracture consists of splinting or otherwise immobilizing the affected limb. After survey for other injuries, transport to a medical facility should follow. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What is the best first aid for bone fracture?

What is the best first aid for bone fracture?

Immobilization: The best first aid for a fracture is to immobilize the affected bone. This usually involves a splint placed on the affected extremity and the joint above and below the affected bone. This is only a first aid measure; seek medical care for a definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

Prevent: Further injury to the lung by the broken rib. Once at the hospital or doctors office you may be told that no other treatment is needed if it's just one rib. Be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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First aid for burns and fractures, what to do?

First aid for burns and fractures, what to do?

That question can't: Possibly be covered in 400 characters or less. Please consult a boy scout first aid merit badge manual to learn this and much more great information. ...Read more

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How is a leg fracture typically diagnosed?

How is a leg fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to stay comfortable if I have a leg fracture?

What can I do to stay comfortable if I have a leg fracture?

Ice and elevate: First and foremost if you believe you suffered a leg fracture you should be seen by the er or an orthopedist. Assuming you've been evaluated, ice, elevation, and immobilization are the best things in terms of fracture care. ...Read more

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What is worse, a compound leg fracture or a shredded knee?

Both: Honestly, both are bad injuries. A compound fracture is old terminology - current terminology is open fracture, meaning the fracture has protruded through the skin - these fractures have a high risk for infection and nearly always require surgery. A "shredded" knee is somewhat vague but suggests either a terrible soft tissue injury or extensive ligamentous injury or both. ...Read more

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What does rehabilitation after leg fracture surgery involve?

What does rehabilitation after leg fracture surgery involve?

Rehab: Typically one undergoes a program to decrease pain and swelling with ultrasound and electric stim exercises to regain full motion in the surrounding joints then one must work on strengthening the affected muscles and to ultimately increase endurance. ...Read more

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How many weeks would one have to typically wear a cast for a leg fracture?

How many weeks would one have to typically wear a cast for a leg fracture?

6 weeks: Fractures take six weeks to heal, but there can be other issues involved. These can lengthen the healing. Casting depends on healing. Other issues concerning your general health, your medical , etc. ...Read more

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How is a leg fracture typically treated?

Depends on Fracture: Some fractures can be treated in a cast and some require surgery. It depends on the type of fracture and the location of the fracture. ...Read more

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How do I recover from leg fracture in enckle portion?

Time: Ankle fractures take at least 6-8 weeks for bone healing to take place with correct alignment of the fracture. With proper treatment of common ankle fractures, most patients can begin weight bearing and physical therapy within 2 months of the injury. It's important to follow all the instructions of your surgeon so you can get back to an active lifestyle! ...Read more

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How long will it take a mid leg fracture to heal?

6 weeks: Usually fractures take about six weeks to heal but this can depend on other medical problems that you might have. ...Read more

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Years back I had an accident and got my leg fracture. Fracture has fully healed but I still have pain in my leg. Could you please suggest some remedy?

Check knee or ankle: After a leg fracture,sometimes the knee joint or the ankle joint can be affected. You should check with an orthopedist and see if these are what is giving you the problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when can I walk again after an ankle/leg fracture?

On average 6-8 weeks: Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. An x-ray may be needed to be taken to see if you fracture is healed enough for you to be able to bear weight on it. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What kind of leg fracture does someone have if their fibula was protruding through the skin?

What kind of leg fracture does someone have if their fibula was protruding through the skin?

Compound frature: An open fracture, also called a compound fracture, is an injury that occurs when there is a break in the skin around a broken bone. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more