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How do I know if I have a fracure?

How do I know if I have a fracure?

Pain,swelling : There is pain and swelling over the site of injury.Pain is worse with movement of that part of the body. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have stress fractures?

How do I know if I have stress fractures?

XRAY: The initial test to check for a stress fracture is to do an x-ray. If the x-ray does not show the fracture, you can get an MRI to look for the break. A bone scan can also be done to look for a stress fracture, but it is not as specific as the mri. ...Read more

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What are the different types of breaks/fractures?

Open, closed, stable: Orthopaedic surgeons use a myriad of terms to describe fractures depending in large part on which bones are invovlved. In general, fractures are open (via break in skin) or closed, stable or unstable, midshaft or juxta-articular, displaced or non-displaced, and comminuted (many parts) or non-comminuted, angulated or non-angulated. Eg: minimally displaced, comminuted midshaft both bone forearm fx. ...Read more

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What are phalangeal condylar fractures?

What are phalangeal condylar fractures?

Intraarticular fract: A condylar fx is @ the distal portion of the phalanx which has condyls & fx can b of 1 cond or both or the fx is in shaft & takes with it both condylar. They r usually in need of surgery 2 obtain an anatomical joint & obtain alignment and stability. ...Read more

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What are the biggest causes of hip fractures?

Falls in older folk: The greatest predictor for hip fracture is age. Older people are at much higher risk of fall, are more likely to injure themselves on falling and are more likely to have reduced Bone Mineral Density further increasing the likelihood of fracture. Specifically, physical frailty, reduced mobility, cognitive impairment, poor eyesight, medical morbidity, poly-pharmacy, predispose to falls in elderly. ...Read more

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How are femur fractures treated in the hopsital?

Intramedullary Nail: Most fractures of the femoral shaft in adults are treated by placing a metallic rod from the top of the bone to the bottom. The rod is placed inside the medullary canal (the bone is like a hollow tube) through a small incision by the hip under x-ray guidance. ...Read more

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How do fractures heal?

How do fractures heal?

3 stages: There are three major phases of fracture healing, two of which can be further sub-divided to make a total of five phases; 1. Reactive phase i. Fracture and inflammatory phase ii. Granulation tissue formation 2. Reparative phase iii. Cartilage callus formation iv. Lamellar bone deposition 3. Remodeling phase v. Remodeling to original bone contour. ...Read more

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