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Broken Leg

Broken Leg

It is defined as the fracture in one or more than one bone in your leg. It mostly occurs due to road traffic accidents and falls and sports injuries.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms include:Broken leg Symptoms Treatment

  • Bruising over the fractured area
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Severe intense pain
  • Deformity
  • Unable to move the leg
Causes

Some of the most common causes include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Child abuse during infancy
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Injury due to fall
  • Overuse of legs for long-running and lifting heavyweight for a long time
Complications

If left untreated It may cause the following complications:

Diagnosis

After taking history and conducting a general physical examination your doctor might recommend the following test to check the extent of crack and fracture:

  • X-ray
  • Blood test
  • Ct scan
Treatment

Treatment depends upon the severity of the damage,  treatment option includes:

  • Immobilization of leg
  • Setting the leg by applying the splint
  • Medications to reduce the pain and swelling
  • Therapy to restore the movement and reduce the joint stiffness
  • Surgical process use rods and screws to repair the broken bones
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