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How do you treat a broken hip?

How do you treat a broken hip?

Depends on injury: A broken hip implies a fracture of the upper end of the femur. Depending on the exact location and fracture pattern, treatment is either via "internal fixation" or repairing the fracture with pins, screws, and/or plates; or sometimes with a hip replacement type surgery. Age and bone quality will also influence the type of treatment recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

A condition in which there is a break in the upper quarter of ...Read more


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How do you treat a knee fracture?

How do you treat a knee fracture?

It depends.: This is too broad a question to be satisfactorily answered without getting more specifc details about the injury. Many fractures can be treated nonoperatively, but others require surgery to maintain the postion or correct mal-alignment or mal-position of fracture fragments. If you have had x-rays confirming that a fracture is present, you should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you treat a broken elbow?

How do you treat a broken elbow?

Depends: Treatment depends on where the elbow is broken and how far the pieces have moved. There are some elbow fractures that require surgery to ensure no function is lost in the future, but some only require time and gentle exercise. Speaking to an orthopedic doctor will give you the best guidance on what is best for you. ...Read more

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How do you treat a dislocated wrist?

How do you treat a dislocated wrist?

Needs reduction : Recommend an orthopedics specialist to evaluate if dislocation is present as it requires anesthesia and reduction. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sprained knee?

How do you treat a sprained knee?

Knee sprain: Depends on the severity of the injury . Minor .try rest ,ice compression and gentle stretch . If you have significant pain ,swelling , increased by weight bearing than you should be seen by an orhopaedist ...Read more

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How do you treat a fractured foot?

How do you treat a fractured foot?

Varies: There are multiple types of fractures that can involve the foot and the treatments can vary from simple observation to casting to even surgical intervention. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the specific nature of your injury and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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How do you treat a broken arm?

How do you treat a broken arm?

Set the bone& : Apply cast on it and take x-ray to see if the bone i n good position, if is not we may to have to repeat this or do surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fractured toe?

How do you treat a fractured toe?

See below: As long as there is not deformity of the toe it is usually splinted to the toe next to it and use a rigid shoe so there is no toe movement. ...Read more

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How do you treat a trimalleolar fracture?

How do you treat a trimalleolar fracture?

The goal is to : Realign and keep function. Surgeons preference in how to achieve that after reviewing each case. ...Read more

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How do you treat a dislocated finger?

How do you treat a dislocated finger?

Get it moving: Assuming the joint is back into place the most important thing is to prevent stiffness by performing range of motion exercises. An occupational therapist is very important in the process to encourage you and monitor your progress. ...Read more

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How can you treat a dislocated hip?

How can you treat a dislocated hip?

Relocation: Whether the hip is artificial or native prompt reduction decreases pain and restores function. Due to the spasm of very large muscles around the hip reduction usually requires anesthesia and significant force to put back into place. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sprained thumb?

How do you treat a sprained thumb?

Depends: Probably needs to be checked due to unusual fractures at the base of the thumb that may need surgery or ligament injuries that can become chronic. If the thumb is stable then using a thumb spica splint is usually adequate. ...Read more

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How do you treat a finger sprain?

How do you treat a finger sprain?

Mostly with time: Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids. What the joint ultimately needs to recover from the excessive stretching of the capsule and ligaments is time to repair the damaged structures. This takes 2-6 weeks for mild sprains and 3 or more months for severe sprains. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken ankle?

How can you treat a broken ankle?

Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken leg?

How can you treat a broken leg?

Fracture Dependant: It depends on the bone that is fractured, the site of the fracture, and the pattern on the fracture. Treatment can range pain medication and crutches with limited weight bearing, to a brace or case, or to surgery with internal or external fixation. ...Read more

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How do you treat a cervical fracture?

How do you treat a cervical fracture?

Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fractured scapula thank you?

How do you treat a fractured scapula   thank you?

Generally these are: Treated without surgery if the fx is in the body of the scapula; if it involves the neck or the glenoid(the socket) and is displaced, then surgery to fix it. So it depends on the location of the fx.. ...Read more

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