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Why should you promptly treat a leg fracture?

If you're a resident of Illinois who has fractured or broken your leg, you may want to get the injury treated swiftly. Leaving a leg fracture with insufficient or nonexistent treatment can result in numerous side effects that can affect your overall health and ability to function daily.

Digg looks into the reality of letting a fracture go without proper treatment. They state that while you can let leg fractures or breaks "heal on their own", it isn't the ideal. In fact, it can actually lead to even more complications later on. For example, if your fracture is displaced, that means the bones aren't aligned anymore and could be overlapping. In a scenario like this, even if your body does heal on its own, it won't heal properly. The bone will essentially regrow to accommodate its new placement. This can cause extreme discomfort or pain to a potentially disabling level.

Even a non-displaced fracture isn't guaranteed to heal well without treatment. While it's possible to let this type of break heal without a cast, you'll have a hard time keeping the bone from eventually becoming displaced. Simple daily actions like walking can cause the bone to move enough for it to break out of alignment. This is why medical devices like casts and splints are so important, and why it's also key to follow any professional advice for bedrest.

As you can see, leaving a broken bone untreated is possible. However, it's certainly not advisable, especially not if the bone is located in your leg, which sees a lot of use and movement every day. Rest and immobilization are important to proper bone growth and healing, and both can only be obtained through proper treatment.

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