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How Can Somebody Fracture My Scaphoid
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
This can be: Determined by x-ray.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wrist: Xray, good history that describes the mechanism of injury with the amount of energy involved, good physical exam by an er doc/orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Immobization: Fractures heal best when they are stabilized. Some fractures can be stabilized with a cast ot splint, while some require surgical stabilization with plates and screws or pins. It all depends on the location and severity of the fracture. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Greenstick fracture: Greenstick fractures are common in kids where the bone is more flexible as in a green-stick when you bend it until it breaks. These are incomplete fractures as one side is bent and one side is fractured. ...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
Typically : An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more
Manipulation/surgery: If the displaced ankle is relatively new and can be manipulated back in place, then this would be done with an outpatient surgery. If the displaced ankle is old or severly out of place than this would also require surgery, but with some sort of screw/or plate fixation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An X-ray: Is used to determine if a bone is broken. Fractured means broken. ...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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