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Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Which is a worse injury a shoulder dislocation or a broken collar bone?

Dislocation: Shoulder dislocation is worse because if it does not heal then it can lead to recurrent dislocation. The collar bone fractures heal in 99% cases & most of the heal with conservative management. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
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Clavicle Fracture (Definition)

The clavicle is the bone that connects the scapula to the sternum. A fracture (also known as a "break") can occur from a direct blow to the shoulder. The treatment ranges from non-operative treatment in a sling to open treatment with metallic implants. An orthopaedic surgeon can provide more answers. For more ...Read more


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How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more

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Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

Either.: Either could be worse, depending on what structures are damaged. An ulnar ligament injury to the elbow is very disabling to a pitcher. A labral tear in the shoulder could be very disabling to a pitcher. ...Read more

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What is a worse injury for a pitcher, a shoulder injury or elbow injury?

What is a worse injury for a pitcher, a shoulder injury or elbow injury?

Pitcher: They both can be equally impairing, especially if the require surgery. With both areas if it is not a surgical problem it is important to evaluate the throwing motion and the whole body kinetic chain to decern if a deficit is the cause of your shoulder or elbow pain. Important to not just focus on the area with symptoms but also focus on why you got the symptoms from throwing. ...Read more

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What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

Varies: Both can be quite painful depending on the patients pain threshold, type of dislocation and severity of fracture. Prompt treatment is required and preferred to restore normal alignment and protective spilinting to a fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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Is a wedge fracture and a partially crushed bone in your spine serious?

Is a wedge fracture and a partially crushed bone in your spine serious?

Can be: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Which is a worse injury: a torn ACL or a ruptured patella?

Which is a worse injury: a torn ACL or a ruptured patella?

Torn ACL: Torn acl is more likely to lead to long term dysability, is usually more difficult to fix. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Dislocated knee: Differentiate between dislocated patella and a dislocated knee--but, yes, both can cause fracture and bone bruise. Higher energy injury may be the culprit. ...Read more

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What is worse a fractured hip or a sprain hip flexor?

Surgery vs Rehab: A fracture of the hip will most likely require surgery while a strain of a muscle will require stretching and strength training. ...Read more

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Which is more likely to get a dislocated hip or dislocated shoulder?

Which is more likely to get a dislocated hip or dislocated shoulder?

Shoulder: The shoulder has the most mobility of any joint in the body so is also much more likely to become unstable. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/unstable-shoulder.htm. ...Read more

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Is a completely torn pec major tendon from bone a serious injury is it like a rotator cuff tear ?

Is a completely torn pec major tendon from bone a serious injury is it like a rotator cuff tear ?

Yes: Pec major tendon tears are much less common than rot cuff tears and are usually related to an eccentric contraction while bench pressing. Tears in the muscle belly can be treated non-operatively. Tears off the humerus leave a deformity in the axillary fold( near the armpit) and almost always require surgical fixation of the tendon back to the humerus. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is having a fractured skull a serious injury?

Is having a fractured skull a serious injury?

Usually not: If you wear a motorcycle helmet and hit your head, the helmet is designed to protect by breaking and absorbing the force. So does the skull protect the brain. Usually not a major issue, unless the crack cuts across the middle meningeal artery, which could result in an epidural hemorrhage, or it affects the cribiform plate at top of nose, loss of smell. So, not serious, unless... ...Read more

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If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?

If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?

Similar: An ankle sprain results from a temporary mild dislocation of the ankle because the ligaments are stretched beyond their comfort level. If the ankle stays dislocated then there is likely a bone fracture or a complete tear of multiple ligaments. ...Read more

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Which would hurt more a broken bone or a fractured growth plate?

Which would hurt more a broken bone or a fractured growth plate?

Both painful: A growth plate injury is considered a specialized type of fracture. Both are painful though some growth plate injuries can demonstrate minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a bone spur develop 1-2 months after an injury to a facet joint?

Could a bone spur develop 1-2 months after an injury to a facet joint?

Yes: A bone spur is overgrowth of bone. It may occur after injury. ...Read more

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Could a chiropractor damage a healing rib fracture?

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Rib fractures : Yes certain manipulations by a chiropractor may further damage a healing rib fracture. ...Read more

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Can a wrist sprain be worse to recover from than a fracture?

Can a wrist sprain be worse to recover from than a fracture?

Sometimes: Most wrist fractures can be treated with cast immobilizaton and will typically heal in about 6 weeks. Sometimes with a sprain one can develop different types of carpal instability which can lead to long term problems like arthritic changes. Swelling and pain. So sometimes a sprain can be worse in the long run than a fracture. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur develop 6 months after an injury to a facet joint?

Can a bone spur develop 6 months after an injury to a facet joint?

Possible: Bone spurs can develop after an injury or just over time due to degenerative changes. Often times these problems can be managed conservatively. If the bone spur contributes to radicular pain, surgery to decompress the nerve can be considered. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more