Broken Leg Topic Guide
Broken Leg: The leg has four bones that may fracture (break) from an injury, traumatic injury, or diseases of the bone such as tumors, cysts, and arthritis. Symptoms of a broken leg include pain and possibly deformity in the leg at the fracture site. Bones of the leg that fracture require medical care.
Sprains and Strains An injury to a ligament is called a sprain, while an injury to a muscle or tendon is called a strain. Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, bruising, and decreased range of motion. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injury is the standard treatment for sprains and strains.
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