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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Injury From An External Force

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What type of injury would cause pain with external rotation?

What type of injury would cause pain with external rotation?

Ligaments & capsule: Pain with external rotation of a joint can be casued by a sprain of the normal structures that control or limit the specific external rotational movement. In the shoulder the static stabilizers that most limit exteranl rotation are the capsule and anteroinferior and middle glenohumeral ligaments. Injured joint surface (cartilage) can also cause pain as the injured portion rotates across the joint. ...Read more

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


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What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

Depends: If someone has an emergency surgery due to trauma or a brain hemorrhage and has either recurrent bleeding or bleeding in another area or is on anticoagulants, it would be considered a complication of the surgery and due to the initial pathology. ...Read more

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Which kind of fracture is an indirect fracture caused by tearing or pulling of a ligament?

Which kind of fracture is an indirect fracture caused by tearing or pulling of a ligament?

Avulsion fracture: Ligaments provide stability to joints. When there is an injury to a joint, the ligaments can be sprained or completely torn. The ligaments run from one bone to another. When an injury occurs they may be torn, or one end may separate off of a bone. Sometimes rather then separate off of the bone, the ligament takes a piece of the bone with it. This is an avulsion fracture. ...Read more

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What symptoms can follow multiple trauma from an injury?

What symptoms can follow multiple trauma from an injury?

Highly Variable: Specific symptoms depend entirely upon exactly what was involved in the multiple trauma. Once safely out of the trauma bay in the er- many possible symptoms may develop. Fractures will reveal pain and crepitance in the area of injury. Vascular injuries (closed or open) may evolve into a compartment syndrome and need close observation. Airway/breathing difficulties may evolve over tme as well. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an assault and battery injury.?

Describe the features of an assault and battery injury.?

Many: This question suggests that you may be in danger. If you are please seek appropriate help immediately. Features: the health, age & size of the victim, the method & location of assault, the body location of the battery, the force inflicted on the body. The reason for the assault, the mental status of the attacker. Head/neck injuries are the most significant followed by chest and abdominal trauma. ...Read more

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What causes a pec major tear? Which type of strain causes an immediate tear? Can one rupture the pec only by pushing an object forward horizontally?

What  causes a pec major tear? Which type of strain causes an immediate tear? Can one rupture the pec only by pushing an object forward horizontally?

Excess Sudden Use: Like all structures, tensile stress, beyond strength of weakest portion, results in tearing. The pectoral muscles originate from the anterior rib cage & insert at the lateral clavicle & proximal humerus. Contraction of these muscles pulls the lateral clavicle & upper humerus anterior. To push something away using arms requires pecs to transfer the push. Sudden, intense load most likely to tear. ...Read more

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Describe the mechanism of injury (moi), for a burner and stinger injury

Describe the mechanism of injury (moi), for a burner and stinger injury

Plexus stretch: The brachial plexus gets stretched. Head & neck go 1 way and shoulder &arm go the opposite way . The nerves don't like it & let u kno about their unhappiness in a big way. ...Read more

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Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial tendon?

Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial  tendon?

Chronic inflammation: The anterior tibial tendon and other tendons can have chronic inflammation due to strain and fatigue (over-use of the tendon). This can cause weakening of the tendon, linear tears within the tendon and eventual rupture due to the weakening. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

Moist clammy skin: The most common symptoms of shock include: an extremely low blood pressure; feeling weak or nauseous; chest pain; fast but weak pulse; profuse sweating; dizziness, faintness or light-headedness; moist, clammy skin; unconsciousness; rapid, shallow breathing; feeling anxious, agitated or confused; blue lips and fingernails. With bone injury there is a danger of fat embolism - stroke, lung injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging against a wall?

Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging against a wall?

Unlikely: This is a common behavior we see in toddlers. It would be highly unlikely for anyone to purposely bang there head against a wall hard enough to cause a brain injury. ...Read more

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What causes continued pain the elbow and forearm aside from an injury?

What causes continued pain the elbow and forearm aside from an injury?

Arthritis, nerve inj: Contimued pain in the arm may be related to any of the three nerves entering the arm. I t may also be related to arthritis, tendonitis, or muscle problems. A thorough evaluation including in depth physical examination and perhaps nerve testing may be needed. ...Read more

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How are fibromyalgia and physical trauma from an accident connected?

How are fibromyalgia and physical trauma from an accident connected?

Not sure: That is an extremely controversial issue. Some studies have shown that prior trauma in fibromyalgia patients is no more prevalent that trauma in the general population. ...Read more

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Symptoms of problems with pancreas ? May be undiagnosed from an abdominal trauma injury

Symptoms of problems with pancreas ? May be undiagnosed from an abdominal trauma injury

Pancreas : Pancreas problems cause pain in the abdomen or back, usually more on the left side, with vomiting. Trauma can cause pancreatitis. If a patient has these symptoms then they should be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Could external trauma from getting hit in the throat very hard permanently damage the vagus nerve in the region? Causing dysphagia and VCD?

Could external trauma from getting hit in the throat very hard permanently damage the vagus nerve in the region? Causing dysphagia and VCD?

See doctor: External trauma is not likely to damage vagus nerve but you should have doctor check you out for damage to the larynx.
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What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more