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Suspected Fracture

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

You may have a fracture (broken bone), but this cannot be confirmed by x-ray.



You may need any of the following:

Follow up with your healthcare provider or orthopedist in 7 to 10 days:

You will need another x-ray or a CT scan. You may need a cast. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.


Splint care:

A splint helps keep your injured area from moving. This helps support and protect it, and it decreases pain. Use and care for the splint as directed.

Walking devices:

You may need to use crutches, a walker, or a cane to help you walk while your leg heals. It is important to use these devices correctly. Ask for more information about how to use these devices correctly.

Contact your healthcare provider or orthopedist if:

Return to the emergency department if:

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