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Do tiny fracture in children cause physeal injuries or only serious fracture do?

Do tiny fracture in children cause physeal injuries or only serious fracture do?

Physis: The physis implies the growth plate. There are 5 different fractures that can involve the growth plate. Some are more serious than others and they often require different treatments. There are fractures that do not involve the growth plate also. A fracture that is not displaced is good. If you let us know the type of fracture, we can help with your question. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Hand fractures in children should be treated how?

Hand fractures in children should be treated how?

Diagnosis is the: Most important as the location, severity, age, angulation, skeletal maturity, and other injury patterns are the most important. Typically immobilization kids leans toward more is better. Kids heal fast and often stiffness is not an issue but proper positioning and determination of when it is safe to go forward are essential. Thus childrens fractures:best treated by an experienced person. Above all. ...Read more

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What are the different types of ulnar fractures in children?

What are the different types of ulnar fractures in children?

Depends: A fracture is a break in the bone. In the ulna the severity depends on the location of the fracture and the amount of displacement of the bone. Some fractures in the ulna need little to no treatment while others may need surgery. An orthopedic surgeon with an x-ray can make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand fractures in children?

What is the definition or description of: Hand fractures in children?

Diagnosis is the: Most important as the location, severity, age, angulation, skeletal maturity, and other injury patterns are the most important. Typically immobilization kids leans toward more is better. Kids heal fast and often stiffness is not an issue but proper positioning and determination of when it is safe to go forward are essential. Thus childrens fractures:best treated by an experienced person. Above all ...Read more

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

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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Could fractures in young children go unnoticed?

Could fractures in young children go unnoticed?

Yes: Children bones are not a rigid as adults, and are covered by a layer of periosteum which acts as a sleeve. As a result, children can have fractures that are either incomplete (greenstick #) or undisplaced (due to the sleeve of periosteum). Since there is no obvious deformity, parents may not appreciate the extent of the injury. Xrays are necessary. ...Read more

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Which is the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Which is the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Clavicle: It is my understanding that the clavicle is the first bone to completely ossify (finish forming) and most broken at any age. ...Read more

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Please describe the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Please describe the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Radius: In my general orthopaedic practice, the fracture I see most commonly in children is the radius near the wrist which we call the distal (far end) radius. This is commonly considered to be a fractured wrist. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

Yes: Yes, for example osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition in which children have extremely fragile bones, leading to multiple fractures. If you are concerned about such a possibility, see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it common for children to fall and suffer from spiral fractures?

Is it common for children to fall and suffer from spiral fractures?

Rare but it happens: Any spiral fracture in a kid raises the concern for how it was caused. A twisting motion can be involved, and that raises the concern for abuse. When the physician reviews the story along with the x-ray the issue is usually clarified. ...Read more

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What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

Trauma: I have seen this in a kid who fell over his day roughhousing, which was the only somewhat innocent cause I could think of. The injury implys a twisting form of trauma. I suppose a kid who stuck his leg in a hole & fell over could do it, but the possibility of inflicted trauma must be considered. ...Read more

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Can I have more children if I fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Can I have more children if I fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Yes, you can: If you did not have any hardware placed after the fracture, you should be fine to progress with a normal pregnancy. If you had hardware, depending on how extensive the injury, you may need to consider c section. While you will be able to have children, you will most likely have increased arthritic pain at the si joint that might be exacerbated during progression of the pregnancy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

See details: Specific food will not help. Immobilization and orthopedic care will help. Your question is confusing so if this answer does not help you may want to resubmit it. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can find records/statistics of children falling and suffering spiral fracture femur not abuse related?

Please point me to where I can find records/statistics of children falling and suffering spiral fracture femur not abuse related?

U can Google it.. .: ....The younger the more one suspects abuse. That is why if an infant comes 2 the ER with a spiral femoral fracture they will obtain multiple images looking 4 other fractures. If they R present the law requires it B reported 2 social services who come 2 the ER & access the child as well as the family members. ...Read more

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Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child. If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read more

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Why would doctors say I may not be able to have children after a L1 spine fracture I am not paralyzed why would fertility be affected?

Why would doctors say I may not be able to have children after a L1 spine fracture I am not paralyzed why would fertility be affected?

Don't know: Your right may not be comfortable to carry to term but won't affect fertility expect more than average back pain avoid meds first trimester at least. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis 15 months ago during child, birth still in chronic pain now have hip bursitis would it be difficult for me to carry more children?

Fractured pelvis 15 months ago during child, birth still in chronic pain now have hip bursitis would it be difficult for me to carry more children?

Need more infor: I would need to know what part of the pelvis and to what extent was the break. Most pelvic fractures don't result in issues with carrying or delivering children.

Your OB and ortho doc may need to get together to help make a plan for your next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Ouch!: I am so sorry this happened - it is a rare complication, but as you well know, is very painful. Unfortunately, if you are still having symptoms 15 months out, it is likely this will be a chronic problem, including with future pregnancies. It's not like you can easily put your pelvis in a cast and let it heal. Physical therapy may help, as well as biofeedback techniques to try and put mind over pain. ...Read more

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Fractured right sacroilliac joint giving birth 15 month ago still in a lot of pain ALS hip tro bursitis will it be hard for me to carry more children?

Fractured right sacroilliac joint giving birth 15 month ago still in a lot of pain ALS hip tro bursitis will it be hard for me to carry more children?

Painfull maybe: It may be painful. You have a higher chance for si inflammation and pain because of the fracture. How intense it is cannot be determined. Speak with your ob, steroid injections may help (before you try to conceive). ...Read more

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Childrens hospital specialist will check eye socket fracture; will it be a plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Childrens hospital specialist will check eye socket fracture; will it be a plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Both?: Plastic surgeons have expertise in evaluating and repairing fractures of the facial bones, including the eye socket. Ophthalmologists (eye doctors) may evaluate the eyeball of an injured child with an eye socket fracture if there is any question about injury to the eyeball, itself, which can happen at the same time. Good luck. ...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 can you heal a fractured back?

How can you heal a fractured back?

Back: Orthopedic surgeon & physical therapy are your best bet. ...Read more

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How do I know that I have a fractured rib?

Easy to break a rib!: If you've had an injury that puts unusual force against a rib, you may be able to feel a very tender spot at the point of fracture. An xray can confirm a fracture. Often, however, you don't see the fracture initially - but a little while later, after new bone has formed around the fracture site. You often don't do much - other than comfort measures - as the broken rib heals...About six weeks! ...Read more

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What should I do to address a fractured back?

What should I do to address a fractured back?

It depends.: You can have fractures from major ot minor trauma. If you have a fracture for example from osteoporosis, than maybe you should see your internist and get started on a regimen for that. If the pain is severe and you can no longer tolerate the pain, then there may be other options and you should see a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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What do you do if someone got a fractured rib?

What do you do if someone got a fractured rib?

Pain control: Pain control is the mainstay for fractured ribs. Only on rare occasions, when patients are polytraumatized, we will operate on them using plates and screws to improve their lung function and decrease their stay in the icu. Otherwise, we let them heal on their own. ...Read more

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How do you I if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

How do you I if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

5th metatarsal: It is important that you see a physician and have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If there is a fracture then treatment options usually consist of crutches, boot/ cast, or surgery. There is a chance that a fifth metatarsal fracture may be a “jones fracture” and have a high risk for nonunion, or failure to heal properly. ...Read more

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How do you get a fractured back and what breaks?

How do you get a fractured back and what breaks?

Many ways: A fall, an accident, just about anyway you can break any bone. What breaks? Any part of the spine can break there are multiple vertebrae, these are the bones that comprise the spine, they are named after the region of the body they are in; cervical, thoracic, lumbar. Any one can crack or fracture. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a fractured lisfranc region?

Often missed in ER: Swelling, development of clearly asymmetrical deformity in one foot vs the other, pain in the midfoot
definitely need to see your foot surgeon for proper assessment. ...Read more

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How do fractures heal?

How do fractures heal?

3 stages: There are three major phases of fracture healing, two of which can be further sub-divided to make a total of five phases;
1. Reactive phase i. Fracture and inflammatory phase
ii. Granulation tissue formation

2. Reparative phase iii. Cartilage callus formation
iv. Lamellar bone deposition

3. Remodeling phase v. Remodeling to original bone contour. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my arm is fractured?

Pain, swelling: And deformity. When you have injury and following the injury we have pain, swelling and deformity you could say for sure I have fracture. If there is no deformity and have pain and swelling still you could have fracture check it with x-ray. ...Read more

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What can make a fractured spine worse?

Early Movements: What make some fractures in the spine worse, if we do not know how to handle them in the accident seen or in the early stage of healing?
Other issues could make them worse if the patient do not follow directions very well. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

How do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

Fractures: Typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint. IF you think you have a fracture seek help as immediately as possible and evaluation by Xray and an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I fractured/broke my arm?

What to do if I fractured/broke my arm?

Get to a doctor: Or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. The arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting, splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. ...Read more

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What can you do about a fractured spine?

What can you do about a fractured spine?

Depends on: Severity. The major issues are stability and cord impingement. If a spine is unstable, it will need surgical correction. If it is a stable fracture, it will depend on where the fracture is and your overall health as to what the treatment options are. If the spinal cord is threatened or damage, this also can require surgery. I hope this helps and best of luck! ...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