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is a fracture the same as a broken bone

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Actually when bone heals completely it is stronger than original.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience in Podiatry
It doesn't.: In basic terms, the two are interchangeable. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many!: Some 'recent' advances in fracture fixation and healing include:the use of locked plating in osteopenic bone, the use of bone graft substitutes instea ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med eval: You may need to have it re-evaluated.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Usually a fracture causes significant pain and swelling, alerting the patient and physician to the problem. Sometimes, though, fractures can be misse ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Guevara
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Although rare to have a fracture or broken bone without swelling and bruising over it, it is possible.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Epsom Salts: Epsom salt is a magnesium salt that can help relax muscles. I don't see how it could help with a broken bone unless you have a lot of muscle pain/guar ... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: On the 82 yo & the fracture site. A healthy one with a non-displaced, simple fracture of a finger on the non-dominant hand shouldn't have any more tro ... Read More
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