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Any advice on getting comfortable when wearing a big cast from a lower leg fracture?

ExerCise, sleep. For healing you need good muscle tone and good sleep. Mechanical things can also help. You could ask your orthopedic surgeon if the cast can be adjusted or changed. Read more...

What is the recovery time for surgery to put plate and screws in for a lower leg fracture?

6 plus weeks. Broken bones take about six weeks to heal if you're otherwise healthy. Recovery includes healing of the fracture but also physical therapy. Done adjacent muscles, tendons etc. Also have to heal. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...