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What is an acute bony abnormality?

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Dr. Frank Fayz
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Recent active item: Acute refers to the length of time an abnormality has existed. Acute refers to usually within the past two weeks or sooner while subacute is on the order of two weeks to 4-6 weeks and lasting longer than that would be referred to as a chronic condition. Examples of acute bony abnormalilties would be a recent fracture, infection, new onset of bone tumor. Acute also implies an active disease.
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Likely an xray dx: This was likely remarked on an xray. Although maybe not clearly a fracture on xray, there is just enough abnormality that the physician or radiologist felt like they needed to comment on it in a manner that wouldn't commit the diagnosis either way. Sometimes, it is necessary to have a follow-up xray in 2 weeks or so to determine if there is a fracture. Alternatively, ct or MRI may be ordered.

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