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A 48-year-old member asked:

I do not know if it's just sore from falling on it or fractured or if i bruised the bone. are there any physical signs i can look for?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Fractures: have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Strains are sore, you can have bruising and the limb can be stiff. If it is a fx the limb can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting, splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. Sprains are treated with rest, ICE and Nsaids.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2014

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