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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Fractures: in an otherwise healthy bones occur only with high impact.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Sure: but then, if there is a fracture that is likely to heal and not need further interventions, what would it matter?
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
If you feel any kind: of pain, it's time to go back to your dentist and have it re-examined. if it's not noticeable, and there's no swelling or pain, it means you are hea ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Clinical examination would include assessment of the occlusion (bite), tenderness to palpation of the muscles and jaw , resistance movements (both ope ... Read More
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Pain, swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising.....colour change, purple-blue-greenish yellow-yellow...
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: The term "hairline" fracture" is usually used to describe a fracture that has not resulted in displacement of the segments. Often the occlusion is nor ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: Please see an oral surgeon or an ENT for a consultation. Bring copies of your radiographic images to avoid having to take them again.
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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6 weeks: if your bones heal normally.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8 weeks: It varies somewhat, but usually about 8 weeks. You would certainly need to get it moving before that however, to avoid a frozen shoulder. We would u ... Read More
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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.

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