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How Do You Treat An Acute Fracture Of The Arm
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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Traumatic amputation: Traumatic amputations occur during high energy trauma. A tourniquet should be applied as soon as possible, such as a belt or thin piece of fabric and tied tight enough to stop as much bleeding as possible. At that point pressure should be applied to stop bleeding if possible. The body will go into hypovolemic shock due to blood loss. Elevate the injured extremity if possible and rapidly seek care. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Greenstick Fracture: A greenstick fracture is a fracture of the wrist in a pediatric patient. Children's bones are much more flexible and a fracture can affect one cortex or side. On xrays they will often look like a crease or a bend in the bone. These type of fractures still should be casted. ...Read more
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Tiny bone breaks: Stess fractures come from repetative overuse of leg and foot muscles, which leads to small cracks in leg/foot bones. Beginning runners are prone to this. Older people with osteoporosis can get stress fractures too. Treatment can be a walking boot, or crutches, or a brace. Pain meds are more like tylenol (acetaminophen) than nsaids like advil or Aleve as they may (or may not) slow down bone repair. ...Read more
boot.wb protection: Depends on where the stress fx. Is but in a young pt.Like you if u have a metatarsal stress fx.(most common) a protectective boot or cam-walker for 6-8 wks.Weight-bearing is increased as the fracture heals. A bone stimulator may be indicated if healing is slow.See your ors. ...Read more
R.I.C.E.: If all you have done is sprain it (get it checked out by a professional to rule out a break, dislocation, or major tendon tear), then the basic principles of r.I.C.E will help out. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Stay off your foot for several days-to-weeks, ice the area for 10 min every hour to relieve pain and swelling, use an ace wrap for stability and to reduce swelling, and elevate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narcotics often: Avoid non steroidal anti-inflammatories as they can adversely effect bone union and healing. ...Read more
Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle together can tear in the middle of the ligament, or they can pull off a small piece of bone where the ligament typically attaches to that bone. That is the most common cause of and avulsion fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest: Osteolysis of the shoulder typically refers to distal clavicle osteolysis which is generally from overuse in weightlifters. This often responds well to nsaids, physical therapy, activity modifications, and injections. If it fails to improve with rest and conservative care, surgery may may be needed. This refers to distal clavicle osteolysis, not osteonecrosis of the shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what bone: Depending on which bone is fractured and how badly it is fractured. Sometimes staying off completely until it heals, sometimes wearing a stiff shoe or fracture boot so you do not bend foot when walking will work. You need to talk to a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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