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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The stress of the pain & healing process might be responsible for a low grade (<100.5) fever at her age but otherwise i can't relate it to the brea ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See below: X-rays often make diagnosis. In more coplicated cases, MRI or cat scan may be necessary.
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
X-ray, CT or MRI: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depen ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam, X-ray: Usually a physical exam and X-ray are first tests in patient with a suspected fracture. If X-ray negative, but suspicion still strong, then further t ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
See: An orthopedic surgeon.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture healing: In general, there are 3 stages of fracture healing. Stage 1-Inflammatory Phase with hematoma formation. Stage 2-Repair Phase with bony callus formatio ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Pain and X-Ray.: Under normal circumstances, one would expect to have some pain, swelling, bruising or any combination of these symptoms. There are conditions that the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor answered
37 years experience Sports Medicine
X=rays, mri: Pinpoint tenderness, focal pain with torque on the bone, local swelling are clues, but x-rays, mri, bone scan, ct scan are most accurate.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain swelling deform: Are all signs of a fracture. An exam and the appropriate x-ray based upon the exam is the typical starting point. Some fractures needed further advan ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain swelling: A broken bone will be painful and the area of the break will swell. If it is in the legs then you will have difficulty walking. If it is in the upper ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal: The same that a normal bone, once the bone is healed the physical properties are the same of a normal bone.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Immobilize: Keep it immobilized and allow the bones to regrow at the edges and find each other. If there is nonunion, speak to your ortho and ask as there may be ... Read More
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