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I have a fracture of my occipital condoyle, what should I do?

I have a fracture of my occipital condoyle, what should I do?

Emergency: If you truly have the injury you're suggesting, this is a medical emergency and you should seek immediate help at the nearest er! ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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How long should you avoid alcohol after having an occipital skull fracture?

How long should you avoid alcohol after having an occipital skull fracture?

Till at least it hea: The fracture should be fully healed and there should be no residual neurological damage/deficit. This would take over 2 months for the bones to heal. I can not estimate or predict if there is any neurological deficit untill after the first couple of months have passed. ...Read more

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I have an occipital bone fracture that extends into the condyle. It's been 3 months but the CT said I still have the fracture. What would be the treat?

I have an occipital bone fracture that extends into the condyle. It's been 3 months but the CT said I still have the fracture. What would be the treat?

Skull fracture: Occipital bone referring to the base of the skull fracture and extending into the condyle. Most fratcure of the skull are evaulated for depression into the brain. After 3 months if you have a skull fracture and no treatment has been required then your doctor will most likely continue observation. Follwo the disharge instructions your trauma doctor or hospital gave you. Bring a friend to help. ...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 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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How do I know that i fractured my wrist?

How do I know that i fractured my wrist?

Usually x-rays: Schedule appt. With orthopedic surgeon. Exam and x-rays usually confirm fracture diagnoses, with only rare exceptions. Rarley, ct/mri will be needed. In some cases, sprains and fractures can be hard to distinguish without x-rays. ...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