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Types of fratures

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgeon's choice: I am assuming you are asking about the type of metal that is used in fixation of trimalleolar fracture. Anke fractures are usually treated with plate... Read More
Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Steel, titanium: For any orthopaedic fracture the most common metals used are surgical grade stainless steel or titanium. Some recent implants are made from nitinol as... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Sports Medicine 35 years experience
Non-weight bearing: Stress fracture are considered overuse injuries. In order to heal they need rest. This does not mean you have to stop everything. You do have to sto... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Many types...: The basic categories would be open or closed, i.E whether there is an associated break in the overlying skin exposing the fracture to the outside and ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
A LOT : We have 206 bones. And classification depends upon a variety of systems. There are "named" fractures that frequently use the name of the describer ( e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 41 years experience
Many cannot be seen: Often to see a fracture on a regular x ray (plain film) the x-ray beam must shine through rather than across a fracture line. It helps if the bones ar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meir Marmor
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Common types of fxs:: open (with skin wound)/ closed displaced / non-displaced comminuted (mult-fragmentory) / simple / 2-part/ 3-part...
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Wait and obtain: a formal PT evaluation and rehabilitation exercises:please do not attempt to dio this too soon or without medical supervision.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
One with experience: This is a great question. There are several different types of surgeons that deal with facial fractures. Plastic Surgeon, ENT surgeons, and Oral s... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pain with movement: Pain from a fracture generally is severe and worsens with movement. See your doctor if your pain continues without relief.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Trauma: Some sort of trauma likely cause the finger to break.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Any type: How badly a facial fracture effects your appearance after healing will depend on how severe the fracture was. Obviously fractures of the upper or low... Read More
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