You can expect the pain from your broken (fractured) bone to get
much better almost right after your doctor fixes the fracture. But you may have
some pain for 2 to 3 weeks and mild pain for up to 6 weeks after
How soon you can return to work and your normal routine
depends on your job and how long it takes the bone to heal. If you have a desk
job, you may be able to go back to work right away. But if you have a fractured
leg and your job requires you to walk or stand a lot, you will need to wait
until your fracture has healed.
This care sheet gives you a
general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person
recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly
You heal best when you take good care of yourself. Eat a variety of healthy foods, and don't smoke.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure
to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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