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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Hairline fracture on radius head: what kind of healing time am I looking at?

Hairline fracture on radius head: what kind of healing time am I looking at?

6-8 weeks: Usually 6-8 weeks, but typically we start motion at 3-4 weeks to prevent subsequent stiffness. ...Read more

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What is a hairline fracture?

What is a hairline fracture?

Capillary fracture: A minor fracture that appears on x-ray film as a thin line between two segments of a bone. The segments remain in alignment and the fracture may not extend completely through the bone. ...Read more

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How to care for a hairline fracture?

How to care for a hairline fracture?

Depends on age: Infants need a couple weeks of protection 4 none wt bearing boxes. The wt bearing need a cast or brace 4 protection. The older kids become the more protection the4need & 4 a little longer. ...Read more

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What does a hairline fracture feel like?

What does a hairline fracture feel like?

Pain, with: Certain specific motions, minimal swelling, xrays that may only show the fracture in certain views are characteristic of hairline fracture (line on x-ray is the width of a hair). ...Read more

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If you had a hairline fracture, how severe would be the pain?

If you had a hairline fracture, how severe would be the pain?

Varies: Depending onperson's threshold for pain as well as exposure to pressure/stress on area such as weightbearing or motion affecting area. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a hairline fracture?

What is the cure for a hairline fracture?

Stress relief: Relieve the srtess on the bone and give it time to heal. For most hairline/stress fractures 3 weeks does it. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture knee?

Hairline fracture knee?

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
six weeks
its hard to be more specific without seeing
an xray. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture to wrist feels like?

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

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Should I get a cast for a hairline fracture?

Cast or splint: Need for hairline fracture. It will reduce the pain and prevent the fracture from getting worse. ...Read more

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Does a hairline fracture always need a cast?

Does a hairline fracture always need a cast?

You may: With most fractures of the extremities, some type of immobilization is needed. It may not be a cast. It could be splinting, taping, bracing, special shoe (if foot) or casting. There are a variety of techniques to stabilize a fracture. The type used will depend on a variety of factors. Your doctor can explain what option (s) are available for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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If you have a hairline fracture do you need a cast?

Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more

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I have a hairline fracture on my knee, what should I do?

I have a hairline fracture on my knee, what should I do?

See an orthopedist: There are so many different ways you can fracture you knee and in so many different places that you really need to see your friendly neighborhood orthopedist to tailor treatment based on your specific fracture and individual situation! ...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 much would a hairline fracture in your clavicle hurt?

Fractures hurt local: Fractures usually hurt in one spot on the bone, and clavicle fractures may hurt when you cross your arm across the body. Deformity or crunching feeling is associated with a displaced fx. ...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

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How likely is it that a hairline fracture is missed on x-rays?

It could happen.: Sometimes xrays aren't sensitive enough to pickup subtle fractures. Your doctor may consider an MRI or ct scan, for a more sensitive study, that can pick up a hairline fracture. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hairline fracture in a toe to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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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


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