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who should i seek help about from a bone injury?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Orthopedist: Depending on the bone involved there are sub-specialists in ortho that can address your problem.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Could punching a concrete wall cause an injury to my bones?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: A common broken bone (fracture) from punching a wall is a fracture of the 5th metacarpal.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

What could I do to speed my dislocated bone injury?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Therapy: Follow your doctors program of care, use the modalities prescribed such as heat or ice, stretching and motion exercises and wearing splints, casts and immobilizers as prescribed and follow up with physical theray and other therapy as prescribed for you. Keep your follow up appointments and be sure to tell your doctor and therapist of any problems or concerns you have and any new or worsening sym.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long after an injury could a bone be reset?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Varies: After a week or so, the fracture gets sticky and is more difficult to set. If you are in doubt, make sure you see an orthopedist and get needed care before you have to make this decision. If there is drift and a re-set is necessary, i would think a couple of weeks out is getting to the limit. I defer to our orthopedic colleagues on health tap for a more expert answer.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Sesmoid bone injury?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest. Could be treated by consevatie means. Or surgical means.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What will happen to a bone in a bone injury?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Most heal completely: Most bone injuries (fractures) will heal completely. They may need to be repositioned in a cast or surgically to ensure good healing. A few fractures occur in areas with a limited blood supply, and healing may not occur as well. And if you have certain medical conditions or smoke, bone healing will not be as good.

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