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Injury to the leg

Also known as Leg Injury and Lower Limb Injury

General or unspecified injuries involving the leg.

Source: MeSH

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with injury to the leg, 71% report having knee pain, 54% report having foot or toe pain, and 46% report having ankle pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of injury to the leg are knee swelling and knee stiffness or tightness, although you may still have injury to the leg without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with injury to the leg often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, wound care management, magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy exercises, examination of foot and orthopedic casting .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with injury to the leg include collagenase topical, amikacin, acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine, fenoprofen (progesic), dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine, rabies immune globulin, human, brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylpropanolamine, fondaparinux (arixtra) and collagen .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for injury to the leg include age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.6x
5-14 years
2.2x
15-29 years
1.5x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
0.6x
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