A broken leg (leg fracture) will be severely painful and may beswollen or bruised. You usually won't be able to walk on it.

If it's a severe fracture, the leg may be an odd shape and the bone may even be poking out of the skin.

There may have been a "crack" sound when the leg was broken and the shock and pain of breaking your leg may cause you to feel faint, dizzy or sick.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017