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Dr. Warren Foster
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Fracturing Easily (Overview)

Fracturing easily is a clinical finding in which the bones are more prone to breaking due to structural weakness. This is often an issue with osteoporosis.


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What are common causes of bone pain, besides fractures? Can there be simple explanation besides cancers?

What are common causes of bone pain, besides  fractures?  Can there be simple explanation besides cancers?

Many: Pain can be caused by different mechanism/process- not just fracture-other things like inflammations, infections, truma, degenerative process , ischemia/lacking of blood supply- etc- these can give you pain. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
4 doctors shared insights

Fracturing Easily (Overview)

Fracturing easily is a clinical finding in which the bones are more prone to breaking due to structural weakness. This is often an issue with osteoporosis.


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Fractured sesamoid bone? What does that mean?

Fractured sesamoid bone? What does that mean?

Broken your sesamoid: Two very small sesamoids (about the size of corn) are found in the underside of the forefoot near the great toe, one on the outer side of the foot and the other closer to the middle of the foot. Like other bones, sesamoids can break (fracture). It is common among ballet dancers, runners and baseball catchers. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
Once
Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
Daily
Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

Several types!: Three specialities predominantly treat these fractures. Plastic surgeons, ent, and oral surgery. It varies with the community and hospital and the interest of the physician. The most experienced physicians are usually associated with a level i or ii trauma center which sees a high volume of facial fractures. ...Read more

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How easily can a bone bruise turn into a stress fracture?

How easily can a bone bruise turn into a stress fracture?

Stress fractures: Are the result of excessive pressure or strss on bone for a prolonged period of time. Not from a single incident of trauma. So if there is no abnormal stress on bone, stress fracture should not occur. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: In most people with healthy bones clavicle fractures heal very well on their own. The best thing you can do to help is to use an immobilizer. The classic over-the-counter immobilizer is a figure-8 strap to hold the shoulders back and keep pressure off the clavicle during healing. This is available at any pharmacy. Other styles of immobilizers are also available. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the pain from a fractured spine?

See spine specialist: You need to see a spine specialist to determine the nature of fracture and proper treatment requirement. ...Read more