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Broken shin bone ?

My son was sledding and his he collided with a small tree. His shin on his right leg took the brunt of the collison. There is a small bump on his shin bone and some localized swelling/bruising. He cannot stretch out/unbend his leg and he cannot put weight on it. However, there is no open wound, no bleeding, not a lot of swelling, and not a lot of bruising. Could he have broken his leg?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Jan 2010
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Its very likely that he could have bent or fractured his leg and will require immediate treatment for the same. I hope you must have visited an Orthopaedician by now as its an emergency. Avoid weight bearing over that leg. Rest it high over a pillow to prevent excessive swelling and other complications.
Based on the displacement of his fracture, he would require a plaster cast for 6-8 weeks or surgery.
Answered: Wed, 18 May 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Geetha's  Response
you have to see a ortho doctor ASAP ,please see that you apply some splint to the injured bone and do not bear any weight until advised by doc
Answered: Tue, 17 May 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

not able to bear weight means it is a broken bone .broken shin bone needs a metal to be put inside the bone and left in place for as many as 2 years. orthopadics will do that

Answered: Sun, 31 Jan 2010
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