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A 42-year-old member asked:

do broken bones cause low hematocrit level?

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Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Fractures can cause significant bleeding if there is involvement of blood producing bone marrow. It is usually restored in time with healing of the fracture and restoration of blood stores in a healthy patient.

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How does an X-ray show that the long bone growth is complete?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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See below: The x-ray will show if the growth plates of the bone are fully closed and fused.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a spiral fracture to heal?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
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What is spinal bone fusion and why is it important to scoliosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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A treatment: When surgery is indicatd to treat a scoliosis it will involve a spinal fusion. A fusion is a surgery allowing for bones to be joined together and usually there is a correction of the scoliosis with the surgery with use of spine implants or instrumentation which enhances the healing rate of the fusion while maintaining the scoliosis correction until the bones are healed together.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can hip pads help someone who falls a lot prevent hip fractures?

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Possibly: Nothing protects against fractures better than avoiding the falls in the first place but hip pads can be helpful for someone who chronically falls. Using a walker, removing throw rugs, lighting poorly lit areas, balance training, and muscle strengthening with weight bearing exercise and proper nutrition are all parts of the prevention program.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I expect if I go to the emergency room with a broken bone? Orthopedic treatment that night?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Probable referral: An xray will be able to tell 'the seriousness of the fracture' such as displacement or comminution. Displacement is when the bones are 'shifted' and less likely to heal. Communition is when there are 'extra fragments' . An orthopedic doctor will be called and follow-up arranged depending upon the seriousness.

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