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What are some of the symptoms of a fractured leg?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: Fracture

Pain, swelling, loss of motion or stiffness of the joint, deformity, difficulty bearing weight.
This can be difficult to differentiate from a severe sprain or contusion without an xray.

In brief: Fracture

Pain, swelling, loss of motion or stiffness of the joint, deformity, difficulty bearing weight.
This can be difficult to differentiate from a severe sprain or contusion without an xray.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain, particularly when trying to put weight on the leg, is the main feature of a broken leg.
Bruising and swelling are usually present as well. You should not even attempt to put weight on a leg that is crooked after an injury, to prevent additional damage to the bone and or joints.

In brief: Pain and swelling

Pain, particularly when trying to put weight on the leg, is the main feature of a broken leg.
Bruising and swelling are usually present as well. You should not even attempt to put weight on a leg that is crooked after an injury, to prevent additional damage to the bone and or joints.
Dr. Michael Granberry
Dr. Michael Granberry
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