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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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I fractured my collar bone and 4 days later it burns and when I put ice on it it sill burns, so much so I can't feel the ice.

I fractured my collar bone and 4 days later it burns and when I put ice on it it sill burns, so much so I can't feel the ice.

Thats a statement-: -not a question. But ice is used to decrease blood supply so there is less swelling, this also numbs the best nerves 2 help decrease pain. Ice in water is better as ice coming out of the freezer is at 0 degrees F or lower & can burn U. Use a gel pak or a ziplock bag with ice & water, also leave it on 4 about an hour then an hour or So off. ...Read more

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I am a 23year old female and met with an accident recently due to which i fractured my left collar bone. What precautions do I need to take ?

I am a 23year old female and met with an accident recently due to which i fractured my left collar bone. What precautions do I need to take ?

Probably none.: A fractured collar bone will heal on its own. Probably best to have a doctor evaluate it. But, it normally doesn't cause any problems. No special precautions to recommend. ...Read more

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What are the main side effects of a fractured collar bone?

What are the main side effects of a fractured collar bone?

Limited movement : A collar bone fracture is a very painful condition that will severely limit your ability to move your upper arm and shoulder. Sleeping is also difficult. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a broken collar bone and a fractured one?

Clavicle: A broken collar bone and fracture are really the same. You can have a seperation of the clavicle from the sternum. That is different. As always ask your doctor to explain what they found on x-ray to you. Ask them to explain when family are present to help remind you later. Be well. Always wear a seat belt. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep comfortably with a fractured collar bone?

It's painful: Try sleeping in a recliner. Some patients tell me that helps until the pain gets better. ...Read more

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What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

Broken or fractured?: There is no difference. Broken and fractured mean the same thing. Fractured is the technical medical term for 'broken.'. ...Read more

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Had a car accident totaled car. broke 2 ribs fractured 4 more plus collar bone. happened end of nov. how long will pain be intense. In SEVERE PAIN!!!

Had a car accident totaled car. broke 2 ribs fractured 4 more plus collar bone. happened end of nov. how long will pain be intense. In SEVERE PAIN!!!

Another 3-4 weeks at: least, as the rib Fxs certainly hurt. Its only been 2 weeks since your accident. Things U can do to help yourself, include:- 1: Heating pad ; 2: Support your chest during Cough/sneeze, with hand(s), or a cushion that U hug; 3: Muscle relaxers; 4: Cough syrup to suppress it; 5:Request your Doc for some Intercostal blocks of anesthetic meds.maybe helpful. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Do collar bone fractures heal with figure of 8 brace and how long.. any possible side effects..?

Do collar bone fractures heal with figure of 8 brace and how long.. any possible side effects..?

See below: There are several different types of clavicle fractures and so there treatment varies. The most common type is located in the middle one third and usually heals well by 8-12 weeks, during which a figure of eight harness or a sling can be used. ...Read more

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What is done for a collar bone fracture?

What is done for a collar bone fracture?

Most of them will : Heal.Historically, clavicle fractures have been considered best treated nonoperatively, with good outcomes. Management typically included the use of either a shoulder sling or a figure-of-eight brace. The vast majority of these fractures healed, with variable amounts of cosmetic deformity. ...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