After surgery on a left femur fracture, the patient is ordered partial weight bearing. Which of the following is correct about partial weight bearing?

30% to 50% of weight

Explanation

• The patient can place 30% to 50% of weight on the affected leg when on partial weight bearing status.

• Full weight bearing allows the patient to place all of their weight on the affected limb.

• Toe-touch or touch-down weight bearing allows the patient to touch the floor with the affected limb, but not support any weight.

• Weight bearing as tolerated allows the patient to independently choose the amount of weight.

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