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Hairline Fracture Metacarpal
Is it possible for a hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal to not show up in two xrays? One xray 2days after, second 10days after injury.
Yes: Broken bones go thru many stages. A fracture that is "hairline" (non-displaced and not evident on plain X-rays (usually because of technique or angulation) will be come more evident as it heals. The body starts resorbing the bone along the fracture line to make way for the new bone making a hairline fracture more evident followed by fracture callus increased calcification at 2-4 weeks ...Read more
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
I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time I would continue splint?
I got a hairline fracture in my 2nd metacarpal 2 days ago, but I have badminton tournament 10 days. What can I do?
Do u need surgery if one of your metacarpals doesn't heal from a hairline fracture or sprain after 1 1/2 months if it still is not getting better?
How long does it take a small hairline fracture take to heal in metacarpal area of hand in an active 25 yr old?
6 weeks: It generally takes about 6 weeks for a metacarpal hairline fracture to heal when casted. ...Read more
I sprained my 2 metacarpal finger 4 days go and now it feels weak when I make a fist. Would this b a hairline fracture that didn't show up n the x-ray?
Possible.: You may need a follow up xray in about a week. ...Read more
U can't make it heal: The body is programed 2 due this all by itself. If healthy, proper diet NO SMOKING! !! & adequate calcium intake U will heal. Fractures of the junction of the middle & distal tibia have lower blood supply, so follow the advice of Ur ortho 2 a T. Don't push it. Fractures with a larger surface area involved heal better than a hairline Fx, , which has a very small surface area & heal slowly. ...Read more
Depending on the bon: Distal radius needs little care, a soft splint 4 a few weeks will suffice. Wt bearing bones need 2 keep kids from standing on them and may need a soft cast 2 keep them from standing on them, this means u have to include the knee 4 a tibial fracture they heal very fast so immobilizing is a short time. ...Read more
8-12 weeks: It take 8-12 weeks for fracture in the spine to heal. ...Read more
Time: Unfortunately, the healing process will go at its own pace, and time/rest is the best treatment. Make sure however that you have seen an orthopedic surgeon specializing on foot and ankle problems for a complete evaluation to be sire. Hope this helps! ...Read more
See picture here: There are quite a few types of fractures. Complete/compound fractures are worse. Hairline means tiny crack and bone not displaced and thus less complication. Greenstick fractures often occur in young children who tend to heal much quicker/better with proper care. Have fun learning. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is wisdom. Knowledge is priceless. Good luck. ...Read more
So I am a nremt and I am wandering some further diagnosis on identifying a hairline fracture in the field?
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C detailed answer posted. @ identify in the field, push on it if sore rx as fx. ...Read more
Need to know locaton:
Its important to know exactly where the
fracture is located.
If it is truly nondisplaced in your patella
or proximal tibia you may need a knee
immobiizer or just limited activity for about
its hard to be more specific without seeing
an xray. ...Read more
Fracture: Hairline fracture implies a mild break in the bone without displacement or angulation. While this still hurts the pain is generally not as bad as if there is a more serious injury such as a displaced or crooked fracture. Regardless the pain is generally localized with regional focal tenderness. There's often some degree of pain with range of motion of the wrist as well. ...Read more
Symptoms include:: Pain, swelling, and possible instability.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depend what bone: Large bones like femur it take 8-16 weeks, and location of the fracture shaft or end of the bone, the shsft of the bone take longer than the end of the bone. Some bone like navicular bone also take longer time to heal. ...Read more
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
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