Leg Injury Overview
What is a leg injury?
A person with a leg injury has damage to the structures in the leg, caused by an injury. The injury may involve the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments or bones. Soft tissue leg injuries include stab wounds, lacerations, abrasions, and puncture wounds.
What are the symptoms of a leg injury?
Symptoms of a leg injury include leg bruising, leg swelling (unilateral), leg deformity, leg tenderness, inability to walk on the injured leg, and leg pain that worsens with movement.
How does the doctor treat a leg injury?
The treatment for a leg injury depends on the severity of the injury. Commonly, treatment includes rest, elevation, cold compresses, and a leg cast or splint. Additional treatment may include narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and surgery to repair broken bones, torn ligament, or torn tendons.
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