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 Re: Ideal height to elevate leg
SMM    12:41pm Apr 9 2019

Hi Mike,

Sorry to hear about your injury. I've gone through recovering from a broken leg a few times and still drop in....I'm not sure how far into recovering you are, but the first few weeks may be the toughest. Getting comfortable for a long period of time may be difficult. Are you in a cast? Very often, a tightness or swelling will let you know to rest. If you are mobile, that might add to discomfort. I found that elevating several times a day for about 15 minutes --I always tried to do this at least 5 times a day--really helped with comfort levels. And I mean elevating by lying down flat on the back and placing the leg under a few pillows. The aim is to elevate just above the heart.

Hope healing is going well.

Best wishes,
Matt

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