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Fracture of the leg

Also known as Broken Leg, Leg Fracture, Lower Extremity Fracture, and Lower Limb Fractures

Fracture of the leg is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with fracture of the leg, 65% report having hip pain, 56% report having leg pain, and 44% report having knee pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of fracture of the leg are hip pain and hip stiffness or tightness, although you may still have fracture of the leg without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with fracture of the leg often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, kidney function tests, electrocardiogram, electrolytes panel and glucose measurement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fracture of the leg include darifenacin (enablex), guanfacine (intuniv), vitamin k 1 (mephyton), dalteparin (fragmin), chloroxylenol/pramoxine/zinc acetate otic, lvp solution, disopyramide, plasma protein fraction (plasmanate), lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus, levobunolol ophthalmic, dronedarone (multaq) and fondaparinux (arixtra) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for fracture of the leg include age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.9x
5-14 years
1.3x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
3.1x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.6x
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