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Will masturbation affect the bone healing process of a hairline fracture?

Will masturbation affect the bone healing process of a hairline fracture?

Unlikley unless: You injure the fracture. I.E. The chemical and physical response in the body will not interfere with this. As with any physical activity the important thing is to have caution if there is pain or discmfort during or right after that activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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I have a hairline fracture of my tibial plateau, how can I prevent blood clots while healing up?

I have a hairline fracture of my tibial plateau, how can I prevent blood clots while healing up?

Keep moving: Blood clots form when you keep still for long stretches of time like being bed bound. You need to keep moving your legs. You should swim or ride a bike. You should not jump rope or run. Stick to non impact activity. Consult with your doctor about taking a baby Aspirin to keep your blood from clotting. ...Read more

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I have a hairline fracture of my tibial plateau, how can I prevent blood clots while im healing up?

I have a hairline fracture of my tibial plateau, how can I prevent blood clots while im healing up?

Risk is Low: Best thing to do is to maintain your mobility by being up and around on crutches. If this is your only injury routine use of chemicals to prevent blood clot is not generally required. ...Read more

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Willvitamins help heal a hairline fracture?

Willvitamins help heal a hairline fracture?

Yes: Vit c, vit d, and calcium are important for bone healing and remodeling. Take a good multivitamin such as those from new chapter, and also citracal + d. ...Read more

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After hairline fracture of puttela opretion , exercise?

After hairline fracture of puttela opretion , exercise?

Timing: If you've had an operation to repair the patella, most times some motion is allowed early on, but typically full motion is not allowed for 4-6 weeks, depending on the injury and the repair method. When you do exercise walking, ellipticals, and gentle stationary cycling are good. As for weights, avoid exercises like leg extensions, favoring closed chain movements like leg presses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What medication for hairline fracture in rib?

What medication for hairline fracture in rib?

NSAID: A non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication can help with pain. An over the counter med should work fine. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a hairline fracture in your ankle?

What are some signs of a hairline fracture in your ankle?

Pain & Swelling: The symptoms of a hairline/occult fracture include persistent pain, swelling and difficulty walking and standing on the ankle. These can also be small enough that they are not revealed on normal x-rays. If these persist longer than your doctor indicated for a sprain, additional testing such as an MRI or bone scan might need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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How mighti know if I have a hairline fracture in my wrist?

How mighti know if I have a hairline fracture in my wrist?

Repeat Xray or MRI: Initial xray may not show, but should in about 2 wks or so. An MRI is a much better test for for small fracture. A bone scan can also show this. If you did not have trauma, fracture is not likely. Use of antiinflammatory med such as aleve/motrin for pain, and a wrist splint may help quite a bit. Rest, but should have some gentle range of motion to avoid stiffness. Consult doc. Good 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