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Can you tell me in my knees (they don't straighten out). is this a sprain or could it be a fracture?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Need eval to know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you have a sprain or a fracture?

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Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
X-ray : The only sure fire way is to obtain an x-ray. However, you can generally walk with an ankle sprain, but not with a fracture. If there is a fracture you may see deformity or angulation. If there is ANC crepitus or "crunchiness" than you probably have a fracture.

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Last updated Jul 26, 2014

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