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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if bone is broken?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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 40-year-old member asked:

Which bone is broken most?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Commonest fracture: In the United States in persons under the age of 75 years the most frequent fracture is a colles fracture (just above the wrist). Over the age of 75 the most frequent fracture is a fracture of the hip bone.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my tail bone is broken?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Try to wiggle it: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if your trapezoid bone is broken?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Its tender to touch: Or an xray or ct scan would help too.

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