Short Bonus episode:
What happened to Anderson Silva’s leg?
Today I am wondering like many of you, what happened to Anderson Silva? Why did his leg break from his kick? Can this type of injury happen to me? How can I prevent this from happening.
I call up my favorite medical professional, Paramedic Craig. We don’t know for sure what caused his leg to break but he says that a stress fracture is a likely cause. We talk about what a stress fracture and what are the causes of them. Craig also talks about the signs and symptoms of a stress fracture (tenderness, swelling, pain even after rest). Stress fractures will go away on their own with proper rest and nutrition.
Recovery for a broken tibia and fibula, is about 3 to 6 months.
We briefly talk about what to do for a injured classmate and how to splint this kind of injury.
We wish Anderson Silva the best of luck with a full and speedy recovery.