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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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.

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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.

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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Dr. Frederick Singer
Board Certified, Endocrinology
53 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Frederick Singer
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53 years in practice
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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.: Yes, but you should have a bone density test to see if you have osteoporosis. This would require a medication to improve bone strength. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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How difficult is it to recover from a broken leg?

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dann Byck
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I need exercises that can be done while not putting weight on a broken leg?

Dr. Dann Byck
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I need exercises that can be done while not putting weight on a broken leg?

Ask your doctor!: A leg fracture is a serious injury. You need to seek medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon. He or she will advise you regarding what exercises you can do. Having said that, the most important strengthening you can do is core strengthening. That is non weight bearing and can be done safely while recovering from your injury. Heal well. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Levine
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How can you treat a broken leg?

Dr. Robert Levine
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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How long will it take to heal a broken leg?

Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
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Few weeks : 6-8 weeks for adults. Children usually in a about a month. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
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What should I do with a broken leg?

Dr. Daniel Solomon
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Peter Tomasello
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What is best way to recover from broken leg with steel inside?

Dr. Peter Tomasello
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
361K people helped

See below : When cleared by your physician begin an aggressive supervised physical therapy regimen. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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How can I tell if I have a broken leg?

Dr. Michael Sinclair
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
7M people helped
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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