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What is a clean fracture called

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
Simple fracture: Compound fracture has skin opening.

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Oxycodone: This is a strong pain med. He might be able to titrate up some.
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Call in am: If the pain meds are not working, call ur doctor in the am for a different prescription.
Dr. James Simon
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Call him: Different drugs work for different patients and combinations of drug classes may work best for you, particularly in the acute phase of your recovery. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Flat Heads: Flat heads or plagiocephaly is common now because docs are encouraging all infants to be put on their backs to go to sleep to reduce risk for sudden i... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Helmets: Since the recommendation to keep babies on their back to avoid sids, babies heads have become misshapened. In order to correct the misshaped head, bab... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
No, because: you might have both conditions. The bones were could have been weakened by this benign tumor. Get an opinion from orthopedic surgeon, because you mi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
We use: 6-8 weeks for determining union in simple fractures...larger bones require more time. 2-3 months would be my limit for cervical vertebral fractures My... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Boxer's Fracture: involves the 4th or 5th metacarpal (hand) bones -not the head.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 27 years experience
Call back: Likely there is some positive finding that they would like to make you aware of as soon as possible. Call them back.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
Repeat X-ray: Bone cysts are usually of no concern. But they do create a "weak spot" which can fracture. The reason for the repeat xray is because elbow fractures... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Osteotomy!: Surgical fractures are called osteotomies. Usually the bones are cut in a precise fashion as opposed to the violent irregular breaks inherent in a fra... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: If a fracture is stable called "stable" than the ligaments attached to the fracture fragments have less impact on their stability during healing. If ... Read More

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