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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Unable to walk: Swelling and bruising also are signs. Some stress fractures or chip fractures can take weight but displaced fractures are too painful and unstable to walk on. ...Read more

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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


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Are the symptoms of supracondylar fracture bad?

Are the symptoms of supracondylar fracture bad?

Possibly: If you are referring to a supracondylar humerus fracture, the injury can be very painful. With a displaced fracture, there is also risk of vascular injury and nerve injury. These fractures require urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I treat supracondylar fracture?

How can I treat supracondylar fracture?

See an orthopedic : These can be tricky some are casted while others have to be operated on to avoid pain deformity and disability the elbow is unforgiving. ...Read more

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Is it s supracondylar fracture ? So far close reduction technique has been used but no pins have been inserted. Shall we go for surgery ?

REduction: This depends upon the adequacy of the reduction, the age of the patient and condition of the soft tissue. This is a matter to discuss with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Displacement: If the fracture is not properly aligned, surgery is typically recommended for the best outcome. ...Read more

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Would you recommend surgery for a supracondylar fracture of the distal humerus on a 79 year old female with adequately-controlled niddm?

Severity: If the fracture is displaced ( out of alignment), and the patient is healthy, then surgery may be necessary. If it is treated with a cast only, there is a high likelihood of stiffness after the cast is removed. ...Read more

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How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

Waiting: Most nerve injuries related to supracondylar fractures recover with time and are related to stretch injuries at the time of injury. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

See below: Once the fracture is treated the usual management of a radial nerve injury would be one of waiting. The nerve could have been damaged by the fracture, or could be compressed by swelling of the tissues around the fracture site. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon and see if nsaids might be a good option, or if other therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms and treatment of a greenstick fracture?

What're the symptoms and treatment of a greenstick fracture?

Pain, swelling: Typically the symptoms will be pain, swelling and limited use due to pain. Usually the injury is secondary to a fall and will require a cast for 4-6 weeks to heal. ...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


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Supracondylar Fracture (Definition)

A fracture of the distal end of the humerus or femur located ...Read more