Leg Fracture, Treatment & Precautions.

Leg Fracture, Treatment and Precautions.
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A broken leg or fracture is extremely painful. This can cause the leg to swell, the bone to put internal pressure on the skin, or it to come out. After a leg fracture, the person is usually unable to walk. There may also be a tingling sensation during a leg fracture. Trauma or discomfort from a fracture can cause dizziness or fainting. What to do: If you feel a fracture in your leg or someone else’s leg, contact the emergency services immediately. While waiting for an ambulance or going to an emergency, be sure to: Move the injured leg as little as possible. Try to keep it straight and put a mattress or cloth under it for support.Do not try to attach the moving bone yourself. Cover an open wound with a sterile bandage. If there is constant bleeding from the wound, pressure is applied to stop it. If the patient has turned yellow, is cold or sweating, lie down and carefully place the legs slightly above the level of the heart to improve blood flow. Keep the broken leg up and support it with a mattress. Protect the injured person from cold and heat until medical assistance is arranged. Treatment: First of all, the doctor gives pain killer and support so that the position of the leg is not further damaged by the change. It can also be given in the form of painkiller gas in case of severe discomfort.An X-ray is taken to check for a fracture. If the bone does not move from its place, only a plastic bandage is applied so that the bone heals on its own. If the swelling is severe, a plaster bandage is applied to the lower part of the leg until it subsides. If the bone is out of place, a doctor or surgeon needs to bring it back to its place. When the bone is in the right place, a plaster bandage is applied. Severe fractures usually require surgery. Metals, plates and rods are also used to join the bones. Severe fractures take three to six months to heal, but follow-up may be required. A small fracture takes six to eight weeks.During this time a cane or wheelchair may be needed. Do not start normal physical activity immediately after recovery. Even if the pain is gone, the bone does not have to be completely rooted. Gradually increase the use of the leg. Complications: Sometimes complications also arise, such as an internal wound around the site of the fracture. It can also affect blood flow. Muscle swelling and bleeding can also lead to complications. If the bone is not properly connected, it is not possible to put too much pressure on it. It takes longer for diabetics and smokers to recover.

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