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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more