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hairline fracture in forearm

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray: This is usually something that can be determined in a physician's office with a x-ray.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and x-ray: Pain dose not go away in few days, then x-ray will confrim the fracture.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray is definitive: Although a thorough orthopaedic evaluation will pickup the vast majority of fractures, subtle stress fractures or "hairline fractures" will be definit ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies somewhat. A "hairline" fracture would by definition be non displaced, so you would not expect any obvious deformity. Swelling, pain, and t ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Gramstad
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
First, : First, i think you should find a nearby orthopaedic surgeon who can monitor and care for you locally. The fracture, as you describe, may have been a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Capillary fracture: A minor fracture that appears on x-ray film as a thin line between two segments of a bone. The segments remain in alignment and the fracture may not e ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Splinting/casting..: Depending on where the fracture is, treatment will vary. "hairline fracture" means just a smal crack and the bone itself is pretty much intact. Splint ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain, with: Certain specific motions, minimal swelling, xrays that may only show the fracture in certain views are characteristic of hairline fracture ( line on ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Varies: Depending onperson's threshold for pain as well as exposure to pressure/stress on area such as weightbearing or motion affecting area.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Stress relief: Relieve the srtess on the bone and give it time to heal. For most hairline/stress fractures 3 weeks does it.
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