Is The Danger Of Riding A Motorbike In A Broken Leg And Cast?
… I had a fracture in 1 and a half months in a cement-like cast. But I have to go to college, can I go to college with my feet casted on the bells of my parents riding a motorcycle, does it harm my bones?
Thank you for the question.
Leg fractures can require varying healing time, some are short, some are slow, depending on the type and location of the bone fracture, the treatment given, as well as your general health condition. If your broken bone was previously handled directly by an expert (ie orthopedic surgeon) often the healing will take place faster, because the doctor will try to minimize bone displacement, fixation of broken bone segments, also immobilize them so that the bones blend well. However, today, there are also many other alternative methods that offer treatment of fractures in a method similar to that practiced by doctors (including the installation of casts) without being equipped with qualified knowledge. If this is the way you handle it, we can't guarantee that your bones that were previously broken will come back together properly.
Regarding your condition, we recommend that you first check the condition of your broken leg to the doctor or orthopedic surgeon. With comprehensive physical and radiological examinations (for example X-rays or CT scans), doctors are often able to evaluate your foot's healing, and determine whether it is safe for you to return to activities like college, or not. It's best if you only go to college if the doctor says it's safe for you to do it.
Ideally, a broken bone is first rested from excessive movement so that the union of bones takes place better and faster. So, even if you have to go to college, you should not ride on a motorbike because it is feared that your broken leg will shift back. It's safer, if you go to college by car, so you can more freely stretch your legs without having to move it excessively.
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