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Is it safe to fly after bruise on leg?

Feb 2014
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My sister fell and hurt her leg ... It has started to bruise immediately and she is due to fly in 6 hours. She took an aspirin and has iced the area. Is it safe for her to fly?
Posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Better to get an x-ray done before flying.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

From description it seems to be soft tissue injury .
It is better to get an x-ray done before flying to rule out any bony injury.
Beside icing, she needs to elevate the limb during flying. She can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care
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