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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

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

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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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I am a 46 yr. Old female, 7 yrs. post-hyst. Should I continue the caltrate supplements after healing my broken leg?

Yes.

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Yes, but you should have a bone density test to see if you have osteoporosis. This would require a medication to improve bone strength.
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Dr. John Callahan answered:

How can you have sex with a broken leg?

Carefully

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Bottom would be a good spot for you!
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Dr. David Trettin answered:

Hi docs, would a toddlers broken leg heal ok?

Yes

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Yes it will heal but needs to be seen by orthopedist or pediatrician for evaluation.
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Dr. G Jason Hunt answered:

When is it okay to walk after broken leg?

Depends

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There are some fractures that are safe to weight bear. Others require a period of protected weight bearing. Ask your orthopedist.
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How could you splint a human broken leg?

See below

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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?

Fracture Dependant

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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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Dr. Daniel Solomon answered:

What should i do with a broken leg?

Pool exercise

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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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Dr. VAKAS Sial answered:

Its bad to have sex if u have a broken leg or unkle?

Possibly

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If you have recently broken your leg and/or ankle and have sex with vigoruos movement of your leg you impede healing.
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How can I tell if i have a broken leg?

An xray

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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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