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Love to fly. Can i? Fractured neck?

Love to fly. Can i? Fractured neck?

Yes: Use the brace, the doctor gave you while you flying, it should not be a problem. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Can an elderly person with fractured ribs fly in an airplane?

Can an elderly person with fractured ribs fly in an airplane?

Potentially: There is a theoretical concern about any associated pneumothorax and rib fractures and any potential changes in cabin pressure, also pain would have to be under good control. So if she was comfortable, had happened over a couple of weeks ago, and had an X-ray showing no pneumothorax, it would be reasonably safe. Particularly with planes now in which cabin pressure is so well maintained. ...Read more

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Is it ok to fly a month after I fractured my spleen?

Is it ok to fly a month after I fractured my spleen?

Fractured spleen: Agree with other doctor's answer but wanted to provide better image for spleen. Have a safe flight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly when you have a fractured skull?

Is it safe to fly when you have a fractured skull?

Yes it is safe: Assuming that doctor see you and give the okay for that. Skull fracture is a serious injury and may have other injuries with it so see the doctor and get clearance before you do it. ...Read more

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My son was assaulted and has a subdural heamatona. Is it safe for him to fly in 3 weeks time. They didn't operate and they is no fractures he seems fine?

My son was assaulted and has a subdural heamatona. Is it safe for him to fly in 3 weeks time. They didn't operate and they is no fractures he seems fine?

Probably safe: But a few days prior to the flight, have his doctor examine him carefully, to make sure that the subdural is resolving and that there is no other issue such as an inner ear endolymphatic fistula. Likely will be fine to fly. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle 8 days ago. Due to fly in 5 days to USA from UK for honeymoon. In a lightweight cast. Is it safe to fly and should cast be Split?

I fractured my ankle 8 days ago. Due to fly in 5 days to USA from UK for honeymoon. In a lightweight cast. Is it safe to fly and should cast be Split?

Ankle fracture: It is safer to fly in the cast as it is more protective than if it is bivalved like a splint. Both flying and recent ortho injuries are risks for blood clot development however so you should ask your physician if prophylaxis for this is warranted. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly if you're recovering from a talus fracture?

Generally yes but...: Flying after a talus fracture presents a couple of problems. The decreased atmospheric pressure in the cabin relative ground-level pressure will cause your ankle to swell. This can exacerbate pain and/or lead to wound problems.

The second issue is blood clot formation. These are more likely in airline travelers. I would speak to your orthopedic surgeon to address these issues. ...Read more

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4 acute DVTs. Cause- inactivity due tibial stress fracture (from running) and flying and hormones. Taking Xarelto for 2 months. Can I run?

4 acute DVTs. Cause- inactivity due tibial stress fracture (from running) and flying and hormones. Taking Xarelto for 2 months. Can I run?

Whether: You can run is more dependent upon the status of your tibial fracture NOT the fact that you have had DVT!!! If you are cleared by your Orthopedic specialist to run it can only help PREVENT further DVT!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Will flying on a plane make sacroilliac fracture worse and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer from DVT will this make it worse if I fly?

Will flying on a plane make sacroilliac fracture worse and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer from DVT will this make it worse if I fly?

DVT makes it worse: Prolonged period of flight can increase your risk of DVT recurrence. There are no medical reasons which would preclude you from flying. You should take the following precautions while flying, which include: 1) be sure you're well hydrated with liquid intake, 2) avoid crossing your legs while sitting, 3) wear compression stocking 20-30mm hg pressure gradient, and 4) avoid alcohol while flying. ...Read more

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Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer DVT will this effect flying with fracture what can I do to ease it?

Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer DVT will this effect flying with fracture what can I do to ease it?

Maybe: First get clearance from your doctor. Ask airline for help getting on plane with wheelchair. Fly first class for more leg room. Take appropriate cushions/pillows for comfort. Take your anticoagulation treatment for the dvt, and wear at least 20-30 mm hg thigh length compression hose. Take your analgesic med prior flying. ...Read more

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Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer with DVT will flying make it worse and what can I do to help easeit

Will flying on a plane hurt sacroilliac fracture and tro hip bursitis? Also suffer with DVT will flying make it worse and what can I do to help easeit

Yes: For sacroiliac fracture, depends on the completeness of healing.
For bursitis, the travel probably exacerbates rather than causes it. Therefore, preventative treatment of the bursitis would likely solve that problem.
With respect to dvt, support hose and getting up and walking up and down the aisles every 30 minutes would help. Medication should also be explored to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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70lb over weight have sacro iliac fracture and tro hip bursitis also risk of DVT can I still fly on a plane in next few months?

Flying: The risk of DVT applies to all who fly. The additional issues that are present do pose increased risk. Make sure you wear compression stockings, walk a lot, keep hydrated, do the exercises that they advise while in your seat. The si fracture may be an issue if painful. ...Read more

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Flying on a plane tomorrow been taking aspirin 3 days have sacroilliac fracture trochanteric hip bursitis and risk of DVT what will help me?

Flying on a plane tomorrow been taking aspirin 3 days have sacroilliac fracture trochanteric hip bursitis and risk of DVT what will help me?

Several options: Aspirin, stay hydrated (not alcohol
) and a mild compression stocking. Get up and walk around every hour or two. Blood thinners can be used if your DVT risk is thought to be higher. ...Read more

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Is the word fractured a medical term?

Yes and no: It is used in orthopedic to dsecripe the status of the bone.
A bone fracture is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone.
It could be used also in other to discripe the same. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured humurous take to heal?

How long does a fractured humurous take to heal?

Depends: About 6 wks to some stability / 3m0 to pretty good stability / 6 mo to really decent stability and ~ 24 months to full remodeling

smokers all heal slower and low vit d level hinders healing every once in awhile you will see nonunion which means it is not healing and won't without sig intervention
also depends on where in the bone the break is & how bad. ...Read more

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I fell on my back and butt. Nothing is fractured but I have a very sharp spasm on the top of my butt now when I move in certai directions or sit down?

Ideas: How long have you been having symptoms? It kind of sounds like a fracture or bruise of the coccyx. Donut pillows or other padding is the place to start. Avoiding contact the painful area for a few weeks is good, but difficult to do. Take a stool softener to decrease the pain of a hard stool. You could try anti-inflammatory medications and if you don't get better, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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If a person has a fractured calcaneus what are the neurologicalt effects?

Varies: A calcareous fracture can potentially not have any neurological issues at all. The two main ways s calcareous fracture can have neurological issues is if the fracture displaces and pushes on a nerve, or if the degree of swelling associated with the fracture causes nerve damage, such as in a compartment syndrome if the foot. ...Read more

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Could my elbow be fractured?

Could my elbow be fractured?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a fractured wrist?

What are the signs of a fractured wrist?

Wrist fracture: Pain, swelling, deformity, ecchymosis, limited range of motion. ...Read more

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I may have fractured my arm but I'm not sure?

I may have fractured my arm but I'm not sure?

Broken arm????: Depends - any recent trauma?? Generally fractures of the arm are associated with force injuries - and have associated swelling, bruising and tenderness as well as deformity of the bones. Best advise - consult a physician - you may need an x-ray. X-rays are the really only good way to diagnose most fractures. ...Read more

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What is fractured spine vs back? What all breaks?

What is fractured spine vs back? What all breaks?

Same thing sort of: The spine refers to the bones that go from the skull to the end of the spine called the coccyx (tailbone), so a fractured spine is actually a fractured/broken back. The location is important as some back fractures are worse and more dangerous than others. The body of the bone can break (compression fracture) or the spinous process or "wings" to the side of these bones can break, or the connections. ...Read more