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What does it mean to have an acute fracture

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
"Acute" = New/recent: "acute" just means that whatever it is is new. So "acute fracture" means the bone is recently broken. Usually we can see signs of healing on an x-ra ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
acute: Acute = very recent fracture = broken bone.
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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Fracture or Tumor: Did you suffer trauma that would have caused a fracture? If not, there's obviously something else going on "focal destructive process.&quot ... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: If not displaced or intraarticular generally heal well with limited imobilization
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Hand surgeon: Hi. We, out here in internet-land can't answer that question. Only an orthopedic hand surgeon can. That's an important finger. Get an expert opinion.
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
43 years experience Pediatrics
Fracture: cast would be a better option at your age check with ortho
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Broken hand: If you have a broken hand you will probably be casted
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broken your sesamoid: Two very small sesamoids (about the size of corn) are found in the underside of the forefoot near the great toe, one on the outer side of the foot and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of th ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Broken bone : A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. This is defined as a disruption in the natural structure of the bone as a result of an acute injury, ... Read More
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