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What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

What is the most common type of bone injury to the elbow?

Fracture: If you are asking about most common fracture about the elbow, then the radial head is the answer. Simple bone contusions are more common than fractures however. ...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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What are the most common knee injuries and which part of the knee is affected?

What are the most common knee injuries and which part of the knee is affected?

Sprain, strain, tear: Knee sprains, muscles strains and tears of the internal cartilage/meniscus are the most common knee injuries. The medial collateral ligament (mcl) is the most commonly sprained ligament. The hamstrings are the most strained muscle group, and the meniscus and articular cartilage can often sustain tears that require arthroscopy intervention (surgery). ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Immobilization: Usually immobilization by cast or cam walker will do it but if a large piece of bone is pulled off them surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Which type of skull fracture is the most serious?

Which type of skull fracture is the most serious?

Depressed or base : Depressed skull fractures are serious as they can damage underlying brain tissue as well as communicate with the skin causing infection. They can also be associated with hemorrhages. Skull base fractures are very serious as they can fracture through areas where nerves or arteries/veins enter/exit. These can also cause spinal fluid to leak. ...Read more

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What is the most common bone to break?

What is the most common bone to break?

Age Dependent: The most commonly broken bone in those younger than 75 is the distal radius (a wrist fracture), with finger fractures very common as well. After the age of 75 hip fractures become more common, but wrist fractures remain the most common. ...Read more

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In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more

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Excluding back injuries, which part of the body is most common to get injured?

Excluding back injuries, which part of the body is most common to get injured?

Injuries: Not to get too cute, but probably the mind. Emotional trauma of one sort of another effects a huge part of the population worldwide. ...Read more

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What is the usual cause of compression fractures in the spine?

What is the usual cause of compression fractures in the spine?

Several causes : Compression fractures can occur from trauma ( falls, MVAs, ATV crashes ) or from osteoporosis allowing fractures to occur with less strenuos activities or falls. ...Read more

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What is the most common injury in rugby?

What is the most common injury in rugby?

Contusion, overuse,: Concussion, are all common http://www.Stopsportsinjuries.Org/rugby-injury-prevention.Aspx#types there is a wide range from fractured tibia to separated shoulder to minor cuts and lacerations, to painful beat up ears. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of brain surgery?

What is the most common type of brain surgery?

Trauma vs tumor: The two most common reasons patients need brain surgery are because of trauma or tumors. ...Read more

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What type of joint is the scapula?

What type of joint is the scapula?

Bone: The scapula is a bone, not a joint. The major joint on the scapula is known as the gleno- humeral joint which is the joint between the scapula and the humerus and is otherwise known as the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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What is the most common knee injury from soccer?

What is the most common knee injury from soccer?

ACL tear in women: Women see significant numbers of acl tears from soccer but ligament stretch injuries are common, muscle strains are common and meniscus tears are also seen. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Could you tell me what is the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Metastases: When cancer involves the bones, it's most often a metastasis from another place. Prostate, lung, breast, and others love to go to the bone. You can also have bone marrow cancers like myeloma or lymphoma that ultimately affect the bone itself and most rarely, primary cancers of the skeletal system like osteosarcoma or chondrosarcoma. Those 2 are quite uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the most commonly broken bone in the arm? Usually how is it broken?

What is the most commonly broken bone in the arm? Usually how is it broken?

Radius : The end of the radius on the forearm is the most commonly fractured bone. A fall on an outstretched hand is the most common mechanism. If I can be if further help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-Clarkeholmes ...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