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Broken Leg (cont.)

Broken Leg Prevention

  • To decrease the risk of injury from a car accident, use a seat belt. For children, use a safety seat appropriate for the child's age and weight.
  • If participating in sports in which high speeds or heights are present, participate in the activity at your experience level and make use of proper protective gear.
  • If a person is at risk for falling or has an unsteady gait (walk), use a walker or cane for assistance.
  • Talk to a doctor about screening for diseases that may weaken bones.

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