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how can you tell if bone is broken?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness & decreased range of motion.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the most fragile bone in the body?

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Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 38 years experience
Pinky toe: Although it may not be structurally the most "fragile" bone in the body, the most often broken bone in the body is the 5th (or pinky) toe. In some sports, like sailing, the pinky toe is broken in 50% of athletes who are involved in the sport for more than 2 years.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How is bone lengthening accomplished?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Simple steps: Cut the bone all the way. Insert distraction system on the bone to include above and below and start distract the bone every day about 1 millimeter up to tell you the length you want.
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How can you tell if your trapezoid bone is broken?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Its tender to touch: Or an xray or ct scan would help too.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how could they fix a broken shin bone (tibia)?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Can vary: The tibia can be fracture in different ways. Some may only need a cast while others may need surgery. Fractures can be repaired with pins, screws, plates, or staples.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the best method to treat a broken tibia and fibula bone of past six yeats that has not healed well.?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
? Need to see X-ray : Cannot say without looking @ your most recent x-rays.Depends where it was broken and what treatment you have had already.It would also be helpful to know what symptoms you are experiencing now ( pain, deformity, etc.)gl!

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