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Diseases » Broken leg » Summary
 

What is Broken leg?

What is Broken leg?

A break or fracture of a bone in the leg. Most broken legs are as a result of a fall or accident. ...more »

  • Broken leg: Fracture of a bone in the upper or lower leg.

Broken leg: Introduction

Types of Broken leg:

Types of Broken leg:

Broader types of Broken leg:

What causes Broken leg?

Causes of Broken leg: see causes of Broken leg

What are the symptoms of Broken leg?

Symptoms of Broken leg: see symptoms of Broken leg

Broken leg: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Broken leg.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Broken leg.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Broken leg: Orthopedic Surgeon, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Broken leg.
Treatments for Broken leg: see treatments for Broken leg
Research for Broken leg: see research for Broken leg

Society issues for Broken leg


Hospitalization statistics for Broken leg: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Broken leg:

  • 0.7% (89,313) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Broken leg:

Organs and body systems related to Broken leg include:

Name and Aliases of Broken leg

Main name of condition: Broken leg

Other names or spellings for Broken leg:

leg fracture, fractured leg

Broken leg: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Broken leg:

  • Tibial fracture
  • Fibular fracture
 

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