Bone fracture means trip to ER

Published On: Aug 30 2012 11:03:01 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2012 03:09:49 PM EDT


One of the most common reasons people make a visit to the emergency room is for fractured or broken legs.


Depending on the severity of the break, a broken leg may require surgery. After surgery, he or she may need to go through therapy to help them get back to their every day lives. Less severe cases can be treated with a cast or splint.


Contact sports and taking blows to the leg will put you at greater risk of a break.

To help prevent breaking your leg, eat or drink calcium-rich products like milk, yogurt, or cheese. Wear proper athletic shoes whenever you are active and cross train whenever possible. Switching up your daily workout can help prevent stress fractures and keep you out of the emergency room.


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