Medical Library

  • Fractures (Broken Bones)

    Leg Fractures

    Fractures may involve the outside or inside of the leg. The signs and symptoms of fractures are pain, swelling and bony deformities. X-rays are essential and rapid “reduction” (setting the bones close together for healing) is necessary. In extreme cases, open surgery is necessary to reduce the fracture. Often pins, plates and screws are used to maintain the reduction.

  • Possible Treatments

  • Possible Treatment Goals

    • Improve Balance
    • Improve Function
    • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
    • Decrease Postoperative Complications
    • Improve Range of Motion
    • Self-care of Symptoms
    • Improve Safety
    • Improve Wound Healing

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