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whats the diffrence between a fracture and a break?

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Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice 11 years experience
No difference: Technically there is no difference because fracture comes from the latin fracturus which means broken fragment. Fractures themselves are divided into three categories: : non-displaced fracture, displaced fracture, and stress fracture.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some of the symptoms of colles' fracture?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Pain/swelling/others: A colle's fracure is an acute fracture of the wrist end of the forearm bones. The larger radius is usually knocked off the end of the shaft and the smaller ulnar bone is fractured. You usually do this by falling on the outstretched hand. Immediately you will have deformity, swelling, pain, perhaps numbness and will not want to use it. It is a serious fracture and should be seen immediately.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What would a colles fracture look like?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: A colles fracture is a type of wrist fracture and the usual signs of a fracture are pain, swelling, and possibles deformity. Fractures are diagnosed with a combination of history taking, physical examination and x-rays.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What does it meant to have colles' fracture ?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Broken wrist: Colles fracture is a fracture of the lower end of the radius bone. At your wrist.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How can somebody fracture my scaphoid?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Many ways: There are many ways to fracture the scaphoid, but the most common mechanism is a fall onto the outstretched hand.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have an acute fracture?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
You: Just got it.

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