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Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Fracture Dislocation (Definition)

-a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & ...Read more


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When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

It depends: By "severe" i assume you required surgery and have a little hardware store in there. After the initial 2 month period of non-weight bearing and another 2 months of physical therapy, you may begin power walks at 6 months, and resume your running on a limited basis in 8 months. If your injury was not that severe and you didn't have surgery, you'd probably be running again in 4-5 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Yes: Many people are able to resume all their activities after fully healed and have gone through physical therapy. You may develope some arthritis down the road. ...Read more

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Knee injury 2 years ago x-rays show no fracture, dislocation or abnormality of soft tissue. Mri mild to normal still continue to feel dull ache pain?

Knee injury 2 years ago x-rays show no fracture, dislocation or abnormality of soft tissue.  Mri mild to normal still continue to feel dull ache pain?

Let me explain: You have done the MRI and were normal? In this case we have two possibilities. 1-the pain coming from the knee itself, in this case most likely mild case of arthritis of some kind, i would try Motrin for a week if you feel better that your diagnosis. 2-if you did not feel better the in the knee coming from some place and we have were it is comming from. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good and simple treatment for fracture dislocation?

Fracture dislocation: Reduction of the dislocation , evaluation of the fracture to assess stability, fracture treatment. ...Read more

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What makes sense ? There is no ___ fracture, dislocation, or bony abnormality. Sounds like digmountable..

What makes sense ? There is no ___ fracture, dislocation, or bony abnormality. Sounds like 
digmountable..

I'll demonstrate...: The word is "demonstrable". This is often used in describing x-ray interpretations. ...Read more

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What is the different between a finger sprain and a fracture / dislocation?

What is the different between a finger sprain and a fracture / dislocation?

Ligaments: A sprain is where you fully or partially tear the ligaments supporting the finger joint. A fracture is a broken bone. A dislocation is when the finger is out of the socket or out of position due to the ligament having been completely ruptured or outstretched. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fracture dislocation?

What is the definition or description of: Fracture dislocation?

This means that-: -a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & the fem head follows. ...Read more

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I've had this rt.knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation,wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?

I've had this rt.knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation,wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?

A few possibIiltiies: Knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions. Causes such a meniscal injury, ligament injury, patellar syndromes are likely ruled out by negative X-rays. Some type of arthritis, gout, pseudo gout etc can occur without X-ray abnormalities, especially early in the disease. An often overlooked cause is sitting position, folding a leg under or around the leg of chair of example. Re-evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Fracture (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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