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A 39-year-old member asked:

How to tell difference between carpal bone fracture and sprain?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
By X-ray: Both will have pain swelling , loss of function x-ray will differentiate one from other
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A 63-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a bone break and a bone fracture?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Symantecs: A fracture or break is the same thing. There are degrees of fractures or breaks. One can have a small crack in the bone and not be through and through or one can have total separation of the bone fragments. They really are one and the same.
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Fractures/breaks are categorized based on location, stability, displacement, and soft tissue integrity (open vs closed). These are the important terms to understand for your injury.
Jan 19, 2012
Last updated Jun 29, 2020


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