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cause of multiple fractures

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Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Multiple fractures that generally occur with major accidents such as a motor vehicle accidents or battle field injuries can result in mulitple fractur ... Read More
Dr. Patrick Offner
40 years experience Trauma Surgery
Absolutely: Pelvic and long bone fractures can be associated with significant bleeding that can lead to shock.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Osteogenesis : Imperfecta? These disorders are rare in children, so may need evaluation at dedicated children's hospital, by pediatric endocrinologist / orthopedist ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Rule out abuse: Is there any possibility the child is being physically abused? Osteogenesis has certain physical finding that should alert any pediatrician.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See an orthopaedist: There are many different factors that influence the healing a bone fractures. The bones involved and the severity of the fractures will dictate heali ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
42 years experience Sports Medicine
Multiple fractures: Xrays are the quickest and most informative for multiple fractures. If the fracture is at a joint and surgery is necessary then we sometimes will ord ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Multiple fractures: mOre than One
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Everyone is different and every fracture is different. Each injury requires a various amount of healing before function can be restored. If surgery i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes some are: Especially elderly are prone for osteoporosis ( thinning of bones) they tend to have multiple fractures.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A lot of symptoms: When have mutiple fractures, this means the risk factors increase and complication rate increased, like injury to nerve, injury to blood vesseles, pos ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
19 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Don't smoke: Things that help fractures heal include calcium (1500mg/day), vitamin d (2000iu) a day, but there is some conflicting data on that. But vitamin d d ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Yes, it is possible depending on where the head was struck.
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