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Is There A Difference Between A Broken And A Fractured Bone
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
No difference: Fracture or broken assumes a disruption of the bone integrity. There are many variations including degree of displacement and complexity of the fracture lines. ...Read more
The same: There is no difference between the two term. ...Read more
None: Broken, fractured, cracked all the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
None: They are different terms for the same thing. Fracture can vary in severity and problems. Almost always there is trauma to the soft tissues surrounding the bone. When it is open (exposed to the outside environment) it is much more serious since infection risk is higher. The higher the energy that caused the fracture, the more problems that attend the fracture. ...Read more
Symantecs: A fracture or break is the same thing. There are degrees of fractures or breaks. One can have a small crack in the bone and not be through and through or one can have total separation of the bone fragments. They really are one and the same. ...Read more
By X-ray: Both will have pain swelling, loss of function x-ray will differentiate one from other ...Read more
One is inside: A deviated septum refers to crooked or displaced bone and cartilage inside the nose. This can cause blockage of the nasal passages. The nasal bones are on the outside of the upper part of the nose. Both or either the nasal bones and the nasal septum can be broken. Broken nasal bones may cause the outside of the nose to become crooked. ...Read more
Deviated septum: A deviated septum describes the wall which divides the nose into lefty and right nostril when it is not aligned to the midline. A nasal bone fracture describes a broken portion of the nasal bones. Both can be corrected surgically. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
I need surgical options to fix 8mm bone length difference in Ulna bone. Its from childhood fracture and I've been experiencing pain for 5 months?
8mm: Uite a small difference- perhaps you should ask about medical treatment for this condition- also your skeleton is still growing! ...Read more
What are the surgical options to fix unequal arm bone length. The cause is damaged growth plates from childhood fracture. 8mm difference in the bones.
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Do you have any problem with it? What bone is it?
Usually unless you have problem? I do not recommend the bone lengthen, Please let me know. ...Read more
Yes: I assume you are referring to a fracture that healed in the wrong position. We call this a "mal-union". In other words the fracture healed in a position that may be unacceptable. It can be taken down, repositioned and fixed in a new or perhaps better position. ...Read more
X-ray: You need an x-ray to determine fracture healing. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
A fracture will take a certain amount of time
to heal depending on the type and location
if you are a healthy individual, there is not
much you can really do to make it heal faster
if you have some medical or electrolyte or
vitamin deficiencies, you might benefit from
having those corrected first. ...Read more
Clavicle: It is my understanding that the clavicle is the first bone to completely ossify (finish forming) and most broken at any age. ...Read more
Many signs: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Damage to cartilage may lead to crepitation, pain, swelling, inflammation, and limitation of motion of the affected joint. If you have injury to the cartilage, you may develop arthritic pain when the joint is put through a range of motion. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: In a healthy individual, bone normally takes between 6-8 weeks. If the break is severe and resulted in gapping between the fracture fragments, it may take longer to bridge the gap. ...Read more
Unliklely: It's unlikely but possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
4-6 weeks: Is the average, but could be more depending on type and location of break. ...Read more
Yes, if problematic: Hardware is not routinely removed unless it becomes problematic from either a symptom causing standpoint (patient complaint of pain or discomfort) or from a surgeon standpoint (hardware in way of future surgery, at or near a joint and thus confounding advanced imaging [mri], or at risk for breakage). ...Read more
It doesn't.: In basic terms, the two are interchangeable. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to! ...Read more
Many!: Some 'recent' advances in fracture fixation and healing include:the use of locked plating in osteopenic bone, the use of bone graft substitutes instead of the pts. Own bone (demineralized bone matrix and others)to speed the healing of fractures, precontoured plates for specific fractures. .. See your ors for other examples! ...Read more
Med eval: You may need to have it re-evaluated. ...Read more
Not always: Based on degrees of offset. Fractures need to be "set" if there is more than a 2 mm. Gap or obviously malaligned. The idea is to get the fragments as close together as possible, along with as normal alignment as can be obtained. If healed already, then revisiting the fracture is done only if it is causing some other problem. ...Read more
Debilitating pain and feels like a broken bone but then it goes away. What could be causing this?
# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going on. ...Read more
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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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