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can a hairline fracture be missed on an x ray

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It could happen.: Sometimes xrays aren't sensitive enough to pickup subtle fractures. Your doctor may consider an MRI or ct scan, for a more sensitive study, that can ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Repeat x-ray : Go back to your doctor . Hopefully , you were given a splint . If not get at least an arm sling for comfort. If there is still that much pain and you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably : But then again most hail line fxs are treated like sprains etc and usually do well if problems persist then you would need to seek attention most li ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely but possibl: If the pain persists see an orthpedic doctor and have it rexrayed but sprain can cauise the same symptoms and usually get better with time.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: The level of function is a good basis for the need to evaluate for treatment. If she can stand/walk without pain there is less worry than if not. Brui ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
No: You need to speak to your doctor and see what his plan is. How does the arm feel? Go right back to this doctor
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Treat and repeat. : Frequently a non-displaced fracture is questioned on x-rays. Typically the site, elbow in your case, is treated as if the fracture is there and then w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: Please see an oral surgeon or an ENT for a consultation. Bring copies of your radiographic images to avoid having to take them again.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Broken bones go thru many stages. A fracture that is "hairline" ( non-displaced and not evident on plain X-rays (usually because of technique or angul ... Read More
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