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Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Can a broken wrist or broken bone in wrist cause a blood clot?

Unlikely: A fracture of the wrist in not likely to a blood clot, unless the person has extreme disposition to forming blood clots. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Would my broken hand heal in a splint?

Would my broken hand heal in a splint?

Treatments are: Variable depending on the type of fracture. Please follow your orthopedic surgeon/ hand surgeon's advice. ...Read more

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If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

Depends!: Rarely, depends on type of trauma! Simple linear fracture as opposed to a complicated displaced fracture? Did u require surgery? Other factors play a role! Obesity, smoking, blood clotting deficiencies, previous history of clots? Ligament,tendon sprains are usually not associated with blood clots, good luck ...Read more

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Shattered big toe! 3 breaks and a large fracture. One break is down the middle of bone and has moved 4mm away from other part or bone! Crutches?!

Shattered big toe! 3 breaks and a large fracture. One break is down the middle of bone and has moved 4mm away from other part or bone! Crutches?!

RICE NOW See DOC: RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) and Crutches for 48-72 hours while you are waiting to see the Orthopedic Surgeon or Podiatrist for evaluation. Do not walk on this fracture until you have been cleared by your Doctor. If you can't see a specialist, see your Primary Care Doc or Urgent Care Doc who can Consult a Specialist. You will need a splint to cast or a splint to walking boot for this. ...Read more

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Could a transversal fracture of the 4th metacarpal bone in the hand require surgery?

Could a transversal fracture of the 4th metacarpal bone in the hand require surgery?

Unstable: Transverse fracture of 4th metacarpal tends to be unstable and difficult to stabilize with closed reduction and casting. It often requires open reduction and internal fixation for adequate stabilization to allow fracture to heal in anatomic position. ...Read more

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I have a broken or sprained hand and or wrist!?

I have a broken or sprained hand and or wrist!?

Medical evaluation: Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does bruising normally occur after a fracture or break in a foot and pain in big toe, what causes that?

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Does bruising normally occur after a fracture or break in a foot and pain in big toe, what causes that?

Bruising : Typically after a fracture you will get bruising. The bruising is caused by the fracture bone bleeds into the tissue and create a. ...Read more

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Do hand surgeons put in hand implants or replace joints if you have really bad arthritis in the hand or fingers?

Do hand surgeons put in hand implants or replace joints if you have really bad arthritis in the hand or fingers?

Yes: Depends on age, activity level and which finger, how many fingers and which joint. Fusion is generally a more durable treatment and more useful for certain joints but replacement is a option for others.Generally in an arthritic hand with multiple joints both are used. ...Read more

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Can a fracture in one arm bone accompany a fracture in another?

Can a fracture in one arm bone accompany a fracture in another?

Menopausal?: It can if your bones have lost their density as in osteoporosis or osteopenia, you must also exclude bone illness. I suggest seeing your gyn and getting a bone desitometry study. I laso suggest daily supplementation of calcium with vitamin d (os cal plus d). ...Read more

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What amount force or trauma does it take to fracture the radius or ulna?

A fall: Tripping and bracing yourself with your arm outstretched when you fall is enough force to break either bone. So, not a lot depending on your age and health of bones. ...Read more

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What does a hairline crack or stress fracture in the left forearm ulna feel like?

What does a hairline crack or stress fracture in the left forearm ulna feel like?

Ulna stress fracture: Localized pain, some swelling. Some guarding with attempted range of motion. ...Read more

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Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Depends: Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether or not it is displaced or inherently unstable. The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration ...Read more

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Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?

Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?

Yes : As i told you before it would be best if this were treated operatively but yes it will most probably heal but with some loss of function/ length / motion ect also check vit d level as if it is low then healing will be negatively impacted. ...Read more

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3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?

3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?

Hand fracture: Yes as long as the third and fourth metacarpals are protected an ulnar gutter splint would be fine and may be more comfortable ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

What are some symptoms of a broken hand compared to a sprain without a broken bone?

Often the same: Symptoms of hand fracture and sprain include pain, swelling and decreased motion. Hand fractures and sprains can occur from similar mechanisms of injury. Moreover, what looks like a simple sprain can be a complex fracture that requires treatment (immobilization or surgery). Therefore, it is important to be evaluated if symptoms from hand/finger injuries don't improve after a few days. ...Read more

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What can happen with splintering bones in a skull fracture?

Dependswhere they go: If the fragments stay in place, there may be no long term problems. If they penetrate the meninges, which are the membranes that cover the brain, injury or bleeding in the brain can occur. ...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