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How do you treat broken collar bone?

How do you treat broken collar bone?

Splint: Usually a figure 8 splint is good enough for most cases. Some that are dislocated or poorly aligned require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
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Clavicle Fracture (Definition)

The clavicle is the bone that connects the scapula to the sternum. A fracture (also known as a "break") can occur from a direct blow to the shoulder. The treatment ranges from non-operative treatment in a sling to open treatment with metallic implants. An orthopaedic surgeon can provide more answers. For more ...Read more


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How do you break your collar bone?

Forward fall: A very common way to fracture the collar bone is to fall forward with your hands out in front bracing for the fall. ...Read more

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How can I treat my broken collar bone?

How can I treat my broken collar bone?

Splint: A simple splint is all that is usually needed. It is called a figure of eight. It is a wrap that gpoes in front of each shoulder and crosses in the back and distracts the shoulders and the broken ends of the collar bone also. ...Read more

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How can you treat a fractured clavicle?

How can you treat a fractured clavicle?

3 options: Options include simple sling for 3-4 weeks, figure of 8 brace for 4-6 weeks, or surgery. Most clavicle fractures heal within 10-12 weeks without surgical intervention, but if the fracture is significantly displaced or shifted then surgery may be a better option for best results. ...Read more

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How can you treat a bone fracture?

How can you treat a bone fracture?

Range: A wide range depending upon the patient, location, severity , acuteness and a host of factors. Orthopedic surgeons care for fractures. ...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 stabilize broken bones on way to er?

How do you stabilize broken bones on way to er?

Splinting: Anything long and stiff can be made into a splint to hold broken bones stable. Books, brooms, and cardboard boxes have all been used. Sometimes it is just as easy to leave the bones in place and not move it at all. Splinting should also be done without moving the current position of the broken bone, even if it looks odd. In some cases, straightening can cause damage. ...Read more

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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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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 an articular fracture?

How do you treat an articular fracture?

Several ways: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How do I quickly heal a bone fracture?

How do I quickly heal a bone fracture?

Treat and health: The most efficient way to heal a fracture is to get correct appropriate treatment for that specific fracture. Maintaining good health and a proper nutritionally balanced diet aids in fracture healing too. If you are a smoker having a fracture is as good a reason to stop as any, smokers typically have harder times healing fractures. ...Read more

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How do I treat a navicular bone injury ?

How do I treat a navicular bone injury ?

Depends on diagnosis: Is it a fracture, stress fracture, avascular necrosis or something else? Before a treatment is decided upon you need a diagnosis. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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How do you treat a hand scaphoid fracture?

How do you treat a hand scaphoid fracture?

Cast or surgery: Most of the time the fracture heal by applying a cast for 6-8 weeks , if the fracture displaced or in certain location( we know those will heal by casting) is better to go right away to surgery and bone graft. ...Read more

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How do you treat multiple rib fractures?

How do you treat multiple rib fractures?

Let me help: In most cases, broken ribs heal on their own in one or two months. Adequate pain control is important, so you can continue to breathe deeply and avoid lung complications, such as pneumonia.Good luck, thank you. ...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 broken arm if near epipheses?

How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

Depends: If the fracture is well aligned, a cast may be all that is required. Other times the bone may need to be manipulated back in place before casting. For more severe injuries, surgery may be required. ...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 heal a broken cheekbone?

How do you heal a broken cheekbone?

Diagnose first: The first and most important step is to see a healthcare provider to diagnose the type of fracture you have. If it is a non-displaced fracture, no treatment may be necessary. If there is displacement of the fracture, the location and type of fracture(s) can dictate what surgical approach will be used. Afterwards, healing is dependent upon a healthy diet and following postop instructions. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more