For most people, a broken bone will heal within a few months and there won't be any further problems.
However,complications can sometimes occur. These include:
Occasionally, a further operation may be needed if the bone doesn't heal properly. This can happen if the bone doesn't align properly during surgery, you put too much weight on the bone before it heals, the fracture is severe, if you have diabetes or you smoke during your recovery.
Read about the signs of a broken leg, what you should do if you think someone has broken their leg, how a broken leg is treated and how long it takes to recover.
If you think you or someone else has broken their leg, go immediately to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department . Call 999 for an ambulance ifthe injuryseems severeor you're not able
Immobilisation First, a doctor will give you painkillers andmayfix a splint to your leg to secure it in position and prevent further damage. For severe pain, you may be given painkillinggas through a
An appointment will be made for you to attend a fracture clinic so specialist orthopaedic doctors canmonitor your fracture. The first appointment is usually booked for a week or two after you're disch
You'll be given advice by your doctor about how much you should move your leg and when you can put weight on it. It takes around six to eight weeks for a minor fracture to heal. You'll probably need
For most people, a broken bone will heal within a few months and there won't be any further problems. However,complications can sometimes occur. These include: Damaged muscle, nerves or blood vess