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fracture vs broken arm

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Same thing: "fractured" is just the medical term for broken.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The same: They are the same.Thank you.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
30 years experience Hand Surgery
Need more info: Which bone is fractured and does the brace include the elbow or does it just immobilize the wrist?
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Dr. Meir Marmor
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
That could be normal: I am assuming that by broken arm you mean broken humerus bone. One month is still too early to say that a fracture is not uniting. Please keep the br ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
DEXA scan: You do not mention your age. The first thing is to see your doctor. A DEXA scan (bone density test) will tell you if your bones are more likely to fra ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fractures: You may have osteogenesis imperfecta type i which can cause fractures of the long bones, and vertebrae. It also cause joint pain and general discomfor ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiologic: Diagnosis of arm fracture starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Pain: Pain, deformity and loss of function, swelling, bruising.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: I'm not exactly sure what portion of the arm that you really are referring to. Some fractures of the shoulder or the humerus require surgery, yet many ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: Xrays are used to diagnosis fractures.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bone broken in arm: An arm fracture typically refers to a fracture of the bone in the upper arm, the humerus or of the bones in the forearm, the radius and/or the ulna. F ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: No strong evidence...But same as skiing, snowboarding, jumping on trampoline and being an active kid.

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