Anna (acm28) wrote in little_details,

Diseases or Injuries Effecting Leg Use

Okay, first, a little background:
Characters A and B are identical twin brothers. B goes away to a British Boarding School, and doesn't contact A while he's gone. After a bit of soul-searching, B decides to return to his brother in the USA. The main reason he decides to return is because he's gotten sick/hurt somehow. He's scared that something will happen to him while he's away, and wants to be with his brother.

My questions:
1.) Is there some sort of disease that would affect character B's legs, or put him in a wheelchair temporarily? I don't want it to be permanent, but I need him to be off his feet for a while, and maybe using a crutch for a while after. If there is such a disease, what are some other symptoms? How is it treated? How common is it? Basically, anything you know about it.
2.) If there is no disease that fits my criteria, would a car accident do it? If he hurt both legs/knees/feet or something, could he be put in a wheelchair/have limited mobility?
3.) Would someone in character B's condition be allowed to travel from Britain to the USA? Would he have to stick around for treatment instead?

I didn't really know what to Google. If you have some names of diseases/injuries or any other information that would help me, I can go from there.

Thank you all for your help in advance!
Tags: ~medicine: illnesses to order, ~medicine: injuries to order

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