The symptoms of a leg fracture depend on the type of fracture one has sustained. Some of the symptoms that are commonly experienced by people include the following:
Symptoms according to the Type of Leg Fracture
If you fracture the shaft of the femur, you may experience these symptoms:
If you fracture the shaft of the tibia or both the tibia and fibula, you would experience the following symptoms:
If only the fibula bone has fractured, you may experience:
When to See the Doctor
If you or someone you know shows signs of a broken leg, you must take him/her to the doctor immediately. The more one delays seeking treatment, the more time it is likely to take for the injury to heal. Besides, delays in treatment can cause problems later.
Seek medical attention for any type of leg fracture i.e. from high-impact trauma caused by a motorcycle or car accident to low-impact trauma caused by a direct hit. The fractures of the thighbone are the most critical and may incur potentially life-threatening injuries that need immediate medical attention to keep the area protected from damage.
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