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Doctor insights on: Hairline Fracture Pelvis Symptoms

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How much would a small hairline fracture on the pelvis hurt?

How much would a small hairline fracture on the pelvis hurt?

Depends: This is completely dependent on the individuals pain threshhold. Some people complain about a slpinter and others can walk on a broken leg - its all dependent on the individual. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 in hip, does it get worse?

Hairline fracture in hip, does it get worse?

Hip fracture: Hip fractures can be very serious injuries and can lead to long-term problems such as arthritis. Even a hairline fracture can displace (shift) - make sure to follow your surgeons' recommendations. ...Read more

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How long for a hairline fracture of hip to heal?

How long for a hairline fracture of hip to heal?

Hip fracture: Typically six weeks is necessary for any fracture to mend. There are extenuating circumstances however. Compression side fractures can generally be left alone and allowed to heal naturally. Fractures on the tension inside of the bone however commonly need internal fixation. See your orthopedic surgeon to know for sure. ...Read more

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

6weeks: Nonweight bearing these are usually fix necause chance of displacement with wiegjt bearing displacement carries the risk of avascular necrosis disaster in young people. ...Read more

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65+ woman fell down and had hairline fracture, has been advised bed rest for a month. Will hip support belt speed up recovery if so! Which kind?

65+ woman fell down and had hairline fracture, has been advised bed rest for a month. Will hip support belt speed up recovery if so! Which kind?

Need more inform-: -ation. What was fractured, & how did it happen. Trip, slipped, on stairs. Also your age & do you have osteoporosis? Was it hip or pelvis? Guess age is 65, sorry. Bed rest for a month is very bad @ that age. If it's a hip it should be fixed so she can be up & around. If pelvis, my patients take pain meds & get up and about as much as they can. In this case pain meds R needed 2 control it so can go. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a hairline fracture in your hand?

What are symptoms of a hairline fracture in your hand?

Pain, swelling...: ... Decreased painful range of motion, strength deficits, night pain, persistent symptoms more than three or four days. If you have point tenderness, this too is a suggestive sign that may require a visit to your primary care doc, sports doc or orthopedist. You may need an xray and/or immobilization, sometimes even surgery. It's best to diagnose fractures early, so you can best heal in alignment. ...Read more

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What are some signs and symptoms of a metacrapal hairline fracture or just regular fracture?

Pain: An unstable fracture will have deformity but a stress fracture could displace if ignored. Generally they have focal pain over the bone. X-rays are the way to know forvsure. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of ankle bone hairline fracture?

What are some of the symptoms of ankle bone hairline fracture?

Hairline fracture: Pain over bony area of injury, worsening pain on standing or working ankle, swelling, . ...Read more

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Its been two weeks since my friend injured his jaw. What are the symptoms of mandible hairline fracture like on the left angle of jaw?

Its been two weeks since my friend injured his jaw. What are the symptoms of mandible hairline fracture like on the left angle of jaw?

Varies: The term "hairline" fracture" is usually used to describe a fracture that has not resulted in displacement of the segments. Often the occlusion is normal. Swelling may be minimal. Often the jaws are not wired or plated. The patient is placed on a non-chew diet. The patient is watched closely by the oral surgeon to make sure the fragments do not shift. ...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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Should I get a cast for a hairline fracture?

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?

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

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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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Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Probably Not: In the setting of fracture care physical therapy is generally used to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles, and accelerate return to activities. Most patients have some sort of immobilization during fracture healing and after the fracture is healed need some transition to full pre-fracture activity. However, many patients can do exercises at home and do not need formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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How could I know if I have a hairline fracture in my hand?

How could I know if I have a hairline fracture in my hand?

Imaging test: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have a hairline fracture in my foot?

How would I know if I have a hairline fracture in my foot?

A foot x-ray: Foot x-rays will diagnose most obvious fractures of the foot. There are less obvious forms of injury, such as a stress fracture that might require specialized testing (such as a bone scan or mri). These can detect bone injury where normal x-rays cannot. ...Read more

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How long does a hairline fracture in the ankle take to heal?

How long does a hairline fracture in the ankle take to heal?

Hairline ankle fract: With appropriate care, 6 to 8 weeks is typical. ...Read more

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Can a hairline fracture in the hand get worse if left untreated?

Yes but: It really depends a lot on location

ie a scaphoid fracture that leads to avascular necrosis or nonunion is not good but a matacarpal fracture may just hurt until teated, then get better quickly. ...Read more

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How is a fracture different from a hairline fracture in the ankle?

How is a fracture different from a hairline fracture in the ankle?

No difference: A "hairline fracture" is a layman's term for a non-displaced fracture (a break in the bone, but the bone has not move out of position at all). All hairline fractures are fractures, but not all fractures are hairline fractures, as fractures are often times displaced due to the force of the injury and/or due to the muscle pull of the surrounding muscles. ...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