Broken Leg complications
Broken Leg

Complications could include:

  • Shock is a state of physical shutdown that your body enters shock when there's not enough blood circulating blood. Call 911 if you experience confusion, clammy skin, chest pain, and nausea.
  • Cuts and scratches are areas of damage on the surface of the skin. A cut is a line of damage that can go through the skin and into the muscle tissues below.
  • Bleeding can refer to blood loss inside the body (internal bleeding) or blood loss outside of the body (external bleeding). It can cause bruising, pain, and symptoms of shock. Too much bleeding can lead to death.
  • When your skin is cut or scraped, you begin to bleed. This is because blood vessels in the area are damaged. Learn how to stop bleeding from bloody noses, scrapes or wounds.
  • Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that occurs when there is a large amount of pressure inside a muscle compartment. Compartments are the groups of muscle tissue, blood vessels, and nerves in your arms and legs.
  • Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves malfunction because they're damaged or destroyed. You'll notice a tingling, numbness, or weakness, and possibly sweating, constipation, or diarrhea.
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