Their previous elevation was a desaster.

S/He woke up with multiple fracture of both bones of leg.

Now s/he finds themselves in an intensive care unit.

The medical staff uses one of the most reliable methods of hastening union in these cases. 

They do it by inducing passive hyperæmia of the limb. They apply an elastic bandage above the seat of fracture, sufficiently tightly to congest the limb beyond, and, to concentrate the congestion in the vicinity of the fracture, an ordinary bandage is applied from the distal extremity to within a few inches of the break. The hyperæmia will be maintained for several hours. An apparatus is adjusted to enable the patient to get into the open air.

Their general condition will be improved, by dieting and tonics.