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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: The acceptable alignment of a fracture depends on the particular bone, location of the fracture, amount of msalignment and the age of the patient w ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture: Yes it is certainly possible to re-fracture a bone especially is there is another trauma or incident that causes injury. If this is the case an x-ray ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Chronic ankle injury: Given the history of fracture, your ankle probably has some degree of arthritis. Ibuprofen or alleve should help with this. More importantly you proba ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Finger Fracture: Open finger fractures have a higher rate of infection then closed finger fractures but a lower rate of infection than open fractures in other areas of ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain swelling &: Pain swelling and deformity at the level of the injured metacarpal.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on 1) which metacarpal and 2) the degree of displacement involving the angulation, rotation and shortening. You must be evaluated by an orthop ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Biscuit pack opening: Similar to image of a container of pre-made biscuits being opened, a spiral fracture basically unravels as it breaks commonly due to the rotatory forc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
I googled it: And found a supplement. Supplements are great for those who have deficiency in that area, but they dont add anything for most healthy individuals. Ex ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: Smokers heal slower so if you smoke quit! increase vitd to >50 consider exogeen unit not sure just what you are asking.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Weight bear as tol.: Since you can not put the sacrum in a cast (it's above the tailbone) only time can heal a sacral fracture. Weight bearing as tolerated is the best tr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Need to know locaton: Its important to know exactly where the fracture is located. If it is truly nondisplaced in your patella or proximal tibia you may need a knee im ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a su ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Serious injury.: The ligaments around the injury area were stronger than the bone they were attached to. The ligaments held, but pulled a portion of the bone off.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another poss ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Hip Fracture: Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture may include: inability to move immediately after a fall severe pain in your hip or groin inability to put weig ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
No: Avulsion fractures are when a section of bone is torn away from the main body of bone and still connected to the tendon.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See image & below: Tibial plateau (top part of shin bone/tibia) is a critical weight-bearing area; fractures here affect stability & motion of the knee joint.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
What's the ?: You failed to ask a question. What would you like to know?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes and no.: It will depend where the broken bone is and the stability of the hairline fracture. If it is in an unstable region, a cast (and possibly nonweight-bea ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a han ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience in Podiatry
More info needed: Are you asking if you broke your 5th metatarsal bone? You will need to see a specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) who will order an x-ray (usually ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. DAVID HESTER
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral ... Read More
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