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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 serious is a hairline fracture to collar bone?

How serious is a hairline fracture to collar bone?

Not too serious: Usually the only treatment is an figure of 8 shoulder bandage to support the collar bone. Avoid excessive activity of the shoulder while the bone heals. A bone lump may result as the bone heals. ...Read more

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How is a fractured pisiform bone in wrist treated?

How is a fractured pisiform bone in wrist treated?

Usually by cast: For few weeks, then splint if you have no more problems. Good result usually. ...Read more

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How is a fractured skull treated?

How is a fractured skull treated?

Conservatively: Most skull fractures are treated conservatively. However, if the skull fracture is significantly depressed, causing neurologic compromise or is cosmetically unappealing (on forehead for example), they can be treated surgically. ...Read more

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How is a broken eyebrow bone fixed?

Possible plate.: Small metal plates screwed in place are sometimes used to repair orbital bone fractures. Not all need repaired. Seek advice from an ophthalmologist, plastic surgeon or oral/facial surgeon. ...Read more

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How is a broken bone detected?

How is a broken bone detected?

Exam, X-ray: Usually a physical exam and X-ray are first tests in patient with a suspected fracture. If X-ray negative, but suspicion still strong, then further testing such as an MRI, ct scan, or bone scan may be ordered. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate and screws or a small rod that would be placed inside the bone after aligning it. ...Read more

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What is done for a collar bone fracture?

What is done for a collar bone fracture?

Most of them will : Heal.Historically, clavicle fractures have been considered best treated nonoperatively, with good outcomes. Management typically included the use of either a shoulder sling or a figure-of-eight brace. The vast majority of these fractures healed, with variable amounts of cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture usually diagnosed?

How is a clavicle fracture usually diagnosed?

X-ray &/or deformity: Clavicle fractures often result in an obvious deformity that can be easily seen and felt. On less obvious fractures, an x-ray may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is done to heal a bone fracture?

What is done to heal a bone fracture?

Many things: Depending on the location and type of fracture, treatments include anything from immobilization and casting to surgery. If you are concerned you broke a bone, i would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How serious is a fibula bone bruise?

How serious is a fibula bone bruise?

bone bruise: I guess that depends on your definition of serious. While bone bruises can certainly cause pain and may need temporary activity modification, generally no further treatment will be needed as they heal just fine on their own. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer.Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process. ...Read more

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How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more

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How can a bone fragment in my ankle be treated?

Depends : On symptoms. If its an old injury and painful the fragment can be removed or fixated back into the leg. If acute injury immobilize. If its not painful treatment may not be necessary. ...Read more

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How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

It doesn't.: In basic terms, the two are interchangeable. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to! ...Read more

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A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

Clavicle fracture: Clavicle fractures are difficult to immobilize. They are not castes. We used to use figure of 8 harness, but results same using simple sling. And sling better tolerated. If displaced and shortened, surgery may be recommended, depending on patient and fracture "personality". ...Read more

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How soon can a broken femur bone heal?

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2-3mo: The femur can take anywhere from 6 wks to 3mo to heal. It tends to heal however as it is fully encompassed by thick vascular muscle layer and blood=healing. Most femur fractures do require surgery to stabilized and heal. ...Read more

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How long does a bone need to heal? Broken big toe. 2/3 of bone, very slight displacement.

6-8 weeks: Some docs would not allow you to walk on this and would prefer you crutch walk, need to follow your docs orders. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Herring Antibody Test (Definition)

Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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