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what to do for a hairline fracture

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Splinting/casting..: Depending on where the fracture is, treatment will vary. "hairline fracture" means just a small crack and the bone itself is pretty much intact. Splin ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Splinting/casting..: Depending on where the fracture is, treatment will vary. "hairline fracture" means just a smal crack and the bone itself is pretty much intact. Splint ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
6-8 weeks: Depending on where and your health.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
8 to 12 weeks: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smok ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on where the collarbone is broken and whether the bone fragments are displaced or not (lined up or not). Treatment ranges from a simple sli ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A lot: Many so called hairline fractures may not cause much problems other than some discomfort. What you need to do for them depends mostly on how it happe ... Read More
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Big toe fractures generally require more restrictions whereas simple fractures of the lesser toes can be treated with simple buddy taping to the adja ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Would depend: If dislocated or broken in joint (intraarticular) if not splinting the toe and surgical shoe is good. Ice to reduce swelling if present.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Baez
Dr. Paul Baez answered
20 years experience Radiology
Depends: The type of cast depends on which bone or bones are fractures. An x-ray will best evaluate the fracture and your doctor will determine what type of ca ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Splint or cast: Green stick fracture heal very but need some immobilization.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If no pain it will grow out in time or you can try soaking with hydrogen peroxide. If painful see a podiatrist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to determine what need to be done and if there is a true error in evaluation.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Protect it: If it is really loose and in danger of getting snagged, then put a bandaid over it. If there is not much torn, then you can clip the loose part off. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on fx: Some ulna fractures do not require a cast. Others may actually require surgery. A lot depends on the location of your ulna fracture; is it close to th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
32 years experience Dentistry
Take action: A dislocated jaw can be very painful. If you can take ibuprofen, even up to 800mg may be necessary. Apply ice/cold to th join (and even on the opposit ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Symptommatic: In most cases skull fractures will heal over time without any specific intervention. If this is the case for your fracture, then simple conservative ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Greenstick Fracture: A greenstick fracture is a fracture of the wrist in a pediatric patient. Children's bones are much more flexible and a fracture can affect one cortex ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
New vs old: Depends on the age of injury.It really does not matter a great deal unless you are talking about a fracture in the wrist bones-especially below the th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on type : This depends on type of injury: muscular, bony or ligamental injury. Some are treated with just observation, others brace, and still others with surg ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Either a neurosurgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon. It varies by region for who will perform spinal surgery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Not much: If the fracture is old and did not heal properly then there is nothing reasonable to do for it.

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