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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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How can you tell if you have a hairline fracture or just a sprain?

How can you tell if you have a hairline fracture or just a sprain?

Fractures: The best way to evaluate for a fracture is with radiographs(xrays) and a physical exam by your local orthopaedic surgeon. 99% of fractures can be identified this way. The other 1% may need a CT scan or MRI to identify if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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How to know if I have fracture or a bone bruise?

How to know if I have fracture or a bone bruise?

X-rays: While physical examination may reveal an exquisite point of tenderness along a bone, this may be due to a contusion along the lining of the bone (i.e., the periosteum). X-rays (radiographs) will help distinguish if a bone is bruised or fractured. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a stress fracture or a bruised bone?

How to know if I have a stress fracture or a bruised bone?

Via med eval.: Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, x-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

Level of pain: A stable, nondisplaced arm fracture may present similar to a severe contusion. Typically, a fracture will hurt for a longer period of time. Also, a fracture usually can be diagnosed with radiographs. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a sprain or a fracture?

How can you tell if you have a sprain or a fracture?

X-ray : The only sure fire way is to obtain an x-ray. However, you can generally walk with an ankle sprain, but not with a fracture. If there is a fracture you may see deformity or angulation. If there is anc crepitus or "crunchiness" than you probably have a fracture. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a strain, sprain, sore, injury, or bone damage?

How can you tell if you have a strain, sprain, sore, injury, or bone damage?

After an exam: You need an exam, xray to make sure the bones are not injured, and after testing the range of movements by that area you can have an idea about strain, and injury, pain is the indicator of the state of soreness and strain. ...Read more

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How badly can a meniscus injury have to be before a doctor tells you no more running?

How badly can a meniscus injury have to be before a doctor tells you no more running?

Many factors: If it is repairable and heals and there is no arthritis--there may be no limits. On the other hand, if the tear leads to loss of meniscal function coupled with arthritis, limb malalignment and an elevated bmi-- high impact exercise may be discouraged. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

MRI: If you mean by exam. Torn muscles will have a gap in them and can be felt, torn cartilage you could feel but you cannot see. The best method to do MRI on the knee to find out. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

How can you tell if you have a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

Pain: The usual symptoms are pain, principally on breathing, and shortness of breath. Confirmation is by chest x-ray. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have a bone fracture in your foot?

X-ray: The best way to diagnosis a fracture is get an x-ray. Have you physician review the x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it possible to break a bone and not know you have a broken bone?

Yes: Usually a fracture causes significant pain and swelling, alerting the patient and physician to the problem. Sometimes, though, fractures can be missed on radiographs and go undiagnosed. Other imaging studies can be helpful in those instances. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a forearm bone bruise or fracture?

How to tell if I have a forearm bone bruise or fracture?

X-ray : If u have sustained a forearm fracture most times you will know it w/ deformity, crepitus ( crunching sound), and pain. Occassionally non- displaced fx.S'( esp.The ulna) can result from a blow( nightstick) and cause pain only. Ap/ and lateral x-rays will detect the fracture.Mri scans( which are not needed) but occ. Obtained by non- orthopedists may show a contusion or bone 'bruise'.Gl! ...Read more

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How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

Too much pain: If you can run and do your thing, then you dont knee it fixed. If it hurts all the time and stops you from your activities or impairs your function then get it fixed. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more