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What Is The Most Common Type Of Bone Injury
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
Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest. Could be treated by consevatie means. Or surgical means. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most heal completely: Most bone injuries (fractures) will heal completely. They may need to be repositioned in a cast or surgically to ensure good healing. A few fractures occur in areas with a limited blood supply, and healing may not occur as well. And if you have certain medical conditions or smoke, bone healing will not be as good. ...Read more
Therapy: Follow your doctors program of care, use the modalities prescribed such as heat or ice, stretching and motion exercises and wearing splints, casts and immobilizers as prescribed and follow up with physical theray and other therapy as prescribed for you. Keep your follow up appointments and be sure to tell your doctor and therapist of any problems or concerns you have and any new or worsening sym. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Doctor: If you think it is broken orthopedist. If not significantly malaligned there is really little to do but manage the pain. If not broke have found often associated with pelvic obliquity, in this case chiropractic care or manual therapy with a qualified physical therapist is helpful, . ...Read more
Depends: A leg fracture could mean any number of many things. It would depend on what is broken, how displaced the fracture is, what your bone quality is, as well as many other factors. Most clavicle fractures have historically been treated non-operatively, but in the last decade or so we have become somewhat more aggressive with these fractures in particular cases. Ask your orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more
Its damaged.: When a broken bone displaces, the blood vessels are interrupted. Like bone, vessels will heal over time. Until they do the area of bone supplied by a vessel is without blood. If that is the only vessel to that part of the bone, the bone can die and collapse. This is called avascular, or aseptic, necrosis. Its most common with fractures of the scaphoid in the wrist or head of the femur in the hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Pain Management: A prior answer covers this in detail. However, if it is a pelvic injury without fracture or pelvic instability, it is not serious, and managing fear and pain becomes most important. Also what caused the pelvic fracture? Have the musculoskeletal system checked, is their underlying osteoporosis, is there something abnormal in the pelvic bone that led to it fracturing in that spot (pathological fx). ...Read more
What is the embolism risk from bone injury? How long is a person at risk of an embolism as the result of a traumatic bone injury?
Bone embolism: Fat embolism syndrome is a problem usually reserved for major multitrauma involving the long bones (femur and tibia). The big problems are usually in the first week or so. Blood clots from not using your legs after surgery can persist longer and the blood clots can go to your lungs - embolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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