Depending on the section of the leg that’s been broken, recovery time for an upper leg fracture may take 6 months to a year to heal, while a lower leg fracture can heal in 4 to 6 months. Read more: How Long Does a Broken Leg Take to Heal? Article
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A broken bone is a fracture. There are different types of fractures, such as: compressed, open, stress, greenstick, spiral, vertebral compression, compound, and comminuted. Symptoms of a broken bone include pain at the site of injury, swelling, and bruising around the area of injury. Treatment of a fracture depends on the type and location of the injury.
Can You Walk on a Stress Fracture?
Stress fractures are tiny cracks that develop in the weight-bearing bones. These are often caused by repetitive force to bone such as during long marches, by repeatedly jumping up and down, or by running long distances. Because the cracks are tiny, you may be able to walk despite them, albeit painfully.
What Is the Fastest Way to Heal a Stress Fracture?
Learn what medical treatments can help ease your stress fracture symptoms and speed up your recovery.
What Are the 4 Types of Fractures?
What are the four types of bone fractures? Learn the signs of bone fractures and how doctors treat them.
Can a Bone Fracture Heal on Its Own?
Learn what medical treatments can help your bone fracture heal and help you manage this condition.
Leg Pain Causes
Leg pain can occur as a result of conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, or skin of the leg
How Do You Know if You Have a Fracture?
There are around 206 bones in the human body, and each plays a crucial role. They protect and preserve the shape of your soft tissues, serve as a framework for your muscles, and direct the pressure inside of you.
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