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Causes Of Occult Fracture
Injury: The energy that fractured the bone also injures the tissue around the bone. The first process of repair in the body is inflammation and fractures also bleed form the bone. Both of these processes result in swelling at the site of injury. Swelling should diminish with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not likely: But possible. Fractures of the transverse processes for the lumbar vertebrae can occur from direct trauma. Usually a fist punch can't generate enough force to cause this but it can happen sometimes. Best to get checked out. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Multiple fractures that generally occur with major accidents such as a motor vehicle accidents or battle field injuries can result in mulitple fractures that can lead to hypovolemic shock from blood loss. Other injuries leading to spine involvement can lead to neurogenic shock.....You can review the types of shock by visiting reputable medical sites on the internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Falls from standing: older population - balance problems (due to medical conditions or medicines) , poor eyesight, loss of coordination and muscle strength, slower reflexes - all these lead to increased rate of low energy falls that in combination with osteoporosis cause hip fractures younger population - high energy accidents (usually fall from height or motor) cause similar fractures ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What reasons would cause only a small amount of bridging callus to form in a fractured fib leading to it not healing?
Smoking?: There are several reasons for a fracture to not heal. The #1 offender is smoking or nicotine product use (dip, snuff, patches, gum, or any other delivery form). Another reason would be too much motion at the fracture site from inadequate immobilization of the fracture. Other medical problems associated with delayed union or nonunion of fracture are diabetes, thyroid disease, corticosteroids, etc. ...Read more
Inadequate reserves : And increased loss .Deficiencies in calcium and phosphate and disturbed balance between them are frequently encountered, and may lead to significant impairment of bone deposition. Osteopenia of prematurity – also known as neonatal rickets, rickets of prematurity or neonatal metabolic bone disease – is a common and important concern in neonatology. ...Read more
I fractured my acetablum awhile back. Just fell on ice and landed on the fractured hip. Could I have caused more damage to it?
Yes: If you fell on an already fractured and not yet healed bone, you can certainly do more damage, especially if you fell onto a hard surface. I would get it evaluated, and possibly imaged, especially if you are having an increase in symptoms or pain. Good luck! ...Read more
Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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