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Is it safe to sex or masturbate a few weeks after a bone fracture and dislocated elbow?

Is it safe to sex or masturbate a few weeks after a bone fracture and dislocated elbow?

Most likely: Masturbation can be done in may ways. If you are referring to using the affected extremity, then one would need more information. If you are out of a cast or splint and have no pins or hardware of concern and motion in the elbow is not restricted, then gentle use of the elbow in the hand to penis masturbation technique wold probable by okay. If in doubt, as your orthopedist or change techniques. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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What is the difference between a fractured bone and a broken bone?

What is the difference between a fractured bone and a broken bone?

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

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What is the difference between a broken bone and a fractured bone?

What is the difference between a broken bone and a fractured bone?

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

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How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

It doesn't.: In basic terms, the two are interchangeable. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to! ...Read more

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How long will a fractured bone take to heal?

How long will a fractured bone take to heal?

Fracture: The general response is 6 weeks. But it depends upon the personality of the fracture. Some bones are displaced, have poor blood supply, have multiple pieces, may be in immunocompromised hosts. Some don't heal & are called nonunions. ...Read more

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Could a fractured bone still hurt even after it is healed?

Could a fractured bone still hurt even after it is healed?

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

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Once you have a metal placed on a fractured bone, is it possible to get it removed?

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

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How long does it take to recover a broken bone?

How long does it take to recover a broken bone?

About 6 Weeks: In general, fractures take about 6 weeks to heal, but this could be longer for certain types of fractures and certain bones with poor blood supply. Also, the bone may be healed, but there is other tissue that is damaged that also needs to be considered in predicting recovery. If you think you have a broken bone you should see a doctor to do a history and physical and order appropriate xrays. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of broken bone?

What are the most common symptoms of broken bone?

Pain/bruise/swelling: Bones have most of their living structure on the outside surface, like bark on a tree. Bone bruises can produce significant pain, but breaks will add some blood pooling (bruising) & swelling to the mix. The more dramatic the fracture the more likely a visable deformity & rarely bone parts will stick out thru the skin. ...Read more

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Approximately how long until a broken bone fully heals?

Depends: A bone heals based on the location and type of fracture, as well as which specific bone and type of treatment. It can vary from a few weeks to many months. ...Read more

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Does a broken bone heal perfectly if treated right away?

Does a broken bone heal perfectly if treated right away?

Usually: It does depend on the bone fractured and the severity of the fracture. Is it a simple break or is the bone shattered for instance? A fractured spine is different from a fractured toe. ...Read more

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Which type of pain medication(s) do you get for a broken bone?

Narcotics often: Avoid non steroidal anti-inflammatories as they can adversely effect bone union and healing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a broken bone and still be able to use it?

Yes: Yes. Depending on how bad the break is. If the break is more like a hairline crack (like a crack in a windshield — but the windshield does not shatter) than it still causes pain but the bone may be stable enough to use. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of pain medication(s) do you get for a broken bone?

Please answer! What kind of pain medication(s) do you get for a broken bone?

Pain meds vary: From patient to patient, doc to doc and depend on the type of fracture. Surgical fixation of fracture typically warrants a narcotic, on-surgical fixation is typically treated with a low dose narcotic or Nsaid, tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of broken bone?

Depends: If the fracture does not involve the joint or a growth plate, and is heals in proper alignment, long term effects would be minimized. ...Read more

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Which would hurt a more broken bone or a fractured growth plate?

Both painful: A growth plate injury is considered a specialized type of fracture. Both are painful though some growth plate injuries can demonstrate minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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If you have a broken or fractured bone but didn't realize it, is it too late to get treatment?

If you have a broken or fractured bone but didn't realize it, is it too late to get treatment?

Not necessarily: Hopefully the fracture is well aligned and it can still be casted or immobilized
if it is not nor must determine if the position needs to be corrected by manipulation or surgery
always tell my patient better to have a negative x-ray than hope it's not broken and find out that it healed in the wrong position. ...Read more

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How do I quickly heal a bone fracture?

How do I quickly heal a bone fracture?

Treat and health: The most efficient way to heal a fracture is to get correct appropriate treatment for that specific fracture. Maintaining good health and a proper nutritionally balanced diet aids in fracture healing too. If you are a smoker having a fracture is as good a reason to stop as any, smokers typically have harder times healing fractures. ...Read more

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Does beer make you heal slower? Broken bone

Does beer make you heal slower? Broken bone

It probably depends: On amount and frequency of alcohol consumed. Minimal/moderate amounts may or may not affect healing, but overuse of alcohol can impair healing of organs, various injuries, etc. Professional help is available for alcohol use disorders. Please seek evaluation with mental health, such as psychiatrist/psychologist for assistance with alcohol symptoms. ...Read more

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Broken bone is weak after healing than before?

No: If your fracture healed completely than the bone at your age is as strong as it was before it was broken. Not surewhich bone it was but it really doesn't matter. Muscles around the bone can be weaker if they haven't been used but not the bone. Gl! ...Read more

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How much does having a bone fracture tend to hurt?

How much does having a bone fracture tend to hurt?

Depends: Different people respond to pain differentlly. Some fractures can be quite painful, especially if the break results in a joint becoming dislocated. ...Read more

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Will stopping smoking help in healing a broken bone?

Absolutely: I always advise my patients who have broken a bone in their foot that every time they smoke one cigarette they reduce the blood flow to their foot by 30% for several hours. An adequate blood supply is crucial for bone healing. ...Read more

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What stage do you call for an ambulance for a broken bone?

What stage do you call for an ambulance for a broken bone?

2 sore 2 move or...: 2 sore 2 move or B carried 2 a car. Bone protruding from the skin or massive very painful swelling.(no helpful images). These r just a few. Also, if no one able to drive you. ...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


Bone (Definition)

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