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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely!: Once the fracture has healed and depending on the locaiton of the fracture and whether the joint and or the tendons were involved, one can have diffic ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Not usually: Most if treated don't leave on with signiicant activity issues.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Open, closed, stable: Orthopaedic surgeons use a myriad of terms to describe fractures depending in large part on which bones are invovlved. In general, fractures are open ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Same : They are the same. A broken bone and a fractured bone are the same thing.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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Dr. Daniel Farber
24 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
34 years experience Sports Medicine
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A fracture is a break in the bone. In the ulna the severity depends on the location of the fracture and the amount of displacement of the bone. Some ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Too many: There are normally 26 bones in the foot not counting the sesamoids or assessory bones. Any of these can be fractured in a variety of ways. There are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meir Marmor
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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Wait and obtain: a formal PT evaluation and rehabilitation exercises:please do not attempt to dio this too soon or without medical supervision.
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