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how can you know you have a broken bone?

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Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor answered
38 years experience Sports Medicine
X=rays, mri: Pinpoint tenderness, focal pain with torque on the bone, local swelling are clues, but x-rays, mri, bone scan, ct scan are most accurate.
Answered on Aug 5, 2012
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray: Best method of diagnosis is x-ray. Occasionally, when a fracture is suspected, but x-ray is not diagnostic, other studies may be recommended. This may include MRI or bone scan.
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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