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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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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 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 would I know if I have broken a bone in my foot?

How would I  know if I have broken a bone in my foot?

X-ray: X-rays are most commonly used. A smaller bone fracture can be missed, but can be identified with a bone scan (nuclear) or ct. ...Read more

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I fell and I have pain in my wrist, how would I know if there's a bone fracture?

I fell and I have pain in my wrist,   how would I know if there's a bone fracture?

Get it seen: You do not mention how and when you injured yourself. In any event the only sure way is to have your wrist seen by your doctor and see if you need further studies like x-rays. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a stress fracture in my foot?

How do I know if I have a stress fracture in my foot?

Symptoms and Imaging: Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration. The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to identify on x-rays, but some may be apparent based on their size or phase in healing. Larger stress fractures or those that have had some to start healing are often the ones that can be seen with x-ray. The most specific test for a stress fracture is a mri. ...Read more

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I have a scaphoid fracture, but I am starting to get numbness in my thumb. What can I do?

I have a scaphoid fracture, but I am starting to get numbness in my thumb. What can I do?

Get your doc to eval: You should not have numbness as a result of a scaphoid fracture. Did you have surgery or is the splint/cast on too tight? Could be early carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of the swelling from the fracture. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see if i think i may have fractured a bone in my foot?

What kind of doctor should I see if i think i may have fractured a bone in my foot?

An Orthopod or a: Ankle/foot specialist. Generally these are undisplaced so a cast/splint maybe all you need, but if its displaced or gets so, then you might need it treated surgically. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a broken femur bone in my right ankle when i was a teenager. I want to know if i will ever get arthritis in that leg ?

I have had a broken femur bone in my right ankle when i was a teenager. I want to know if i will ever get arthritis in that leg ?

see details: Your femur is the thigh bone and has nothing to do with your ankle. If your ankle was fractured, it is likely it involved the tibia and/or fibula. If the ankle joint itself was not involved in the fracture, the risk of arthritis is low. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

X-ray necessary: Both can be very painfull and movement can aggravate the pain with both. An x-ray is needed to differentiate betwen the two. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a suspicious fracture in my little finger?

X-ray: Obtain an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture and the extent of the fracture so it can be properly treated. ...Read more

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How could I know if I had broken any bones in my neck?

How could I know if I had broken any bones in my neck?

Neck: Typically a fall or significant injury are needed to fracture bones in the neck. If you have pain in your neck and you had an injury like this you see a doctor today in the er. After examining you, x-rays may be done as well as a ct or mri. These imaging studies are needed to tell if there is a fracture. Most neck injuries are muscle strains. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i broke, fractured, or dislocated a bone in my hand.?

What to do if i think i broke, fractured, or dislocated a bone in my hand.?

See hand specialist: See a hand surgeon. You can start with your primary doctor or urgent care, but a hand specialist is probably your best choice. ...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