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How do you tell if your knee is fractured?

How do you tell if your knee is fractured?

Xray: The only way to be certain for sure is to get an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 can you tell if your knee cap has a hairline fracture?

How can you tell if your knee cap has a hairline fracture?

Xray: An x ray or ct would best show this. See your physician for x ray and physical exam to be sure. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my knee is fractured or broken?

How can I tell if my knee is fractured or broken?

Break = fracture: An x-ray (or other radiographic study), medical history and physical examination are used to differentiate a broken bone from other causes. In medicine we use the word fracture to describe a break. ...Read more

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I cannot tell if i maybe fractured my knee or deeply bruised it. ?

I cannot tell if i maybe fractured my knee or deeply bruised it.
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X-ray: An x-ray can be performed to determine if it is fractured. There are many different types of injuries. Each type of injury requires has its own plan of care. Treatment may vary depending on the diagnosis. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate diagnosis and plan of care. ...Read more

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How do I tell if i hairline fractured my knee cap?

How do I tell if i hairline fractured my knee cap?

Xray: An x ray or ct would best show this. See your physician for x ray and physical exam to be sure. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My knee bone little it fracture. Tell me how much time for recovery?

My knee bone little it fracture. Tell me how much time for recovery?

6-8 weeks: depends on what part of knee is broken. most bones if well approximated will unite and heal in 6-8 weeks ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between fractured knee cap and bruised bone?

How can you tell difference between fractured knee cap and bruised bone?

Image study: The fracture, or contusion of patela, or even a sprain strain of knee joinit can have similar pain and confused symptoms. A x ray will rule out boney problem for most part. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in my knees (they don't straighten out). is this a sprain or could it be a fracture?

Need eval to know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can't afford doctor right now. Can you tell me how best to take care of a non-dislodged fibular fracture up higher towards knee? No severe pain.

Fractures heal: This is a tough problem and many Americans cannot afford healthcare. The best advice is to see a doctor. The next best is that people broke bones and breaks healed before there were doctors. It takes 4-6 weeks. The risk is healing with a deformity, and you having to compensate for this change for the rest of your life. This may be minimized by resting your leg and using crutches and don't smoke. ...Read more

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