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Is a fracture the same as a broken bone

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Actually when bone heals completely it is stronger than original.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Yes, sounds like you might be describing a nonunion fracture. Nonunion and malunion fractures are identified with defective healing: nonunion describe... Read More
Dr. Alexander Sah
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 14 years experience
Yes, that can happen. Depending where it is, and what symptoms it causes, it may or may not need to be treated.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Guevara
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Although rare to have a fracture or broken bone without swelling and bruising over it, it is possible.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
# 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
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
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Prevents edema: Elevation of the leg prevents the development of edema or fluid which may complicate things.

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