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How is a hand fracture typically treated?

How is a hand fracture typically treated?

Immobilization: Any fracture will need to be immobilized. In the case of a hand fracture, the hand would be placed in a cast for approximately 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 is a hand fracture typically diagnosed?

How is a hand fracture typically diagnosed?

X-Rays: The most commonly used diagnostic tool for broken bones is an x-ray. ...Read more

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How is a foot fracture typically treated?

How is a foot fracture typically treated?

It depends: Fractures usually need to be first immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location and type of the injury. If a closed reduction fails, displaced fractures usually require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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How is a leg fracture typically treated?

How is a leg fracture typically treated?

Depends on Fracture: Some fractures can be treated in a cast and some require surgery. It depends on the type of fracture and the location of the fracture. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

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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How is an arm fracture typically treated?

How is an arm fracture typically treated?

Depends: I'm not exactly sure what portion of the arm that you really are referring to. Some fractures of the shoulder or the humerus require surgery, yet many do not. Many fractures, if not most, of the forearm, require surgery to preserve your range of motion after the fracture heals. So obviously the treatment recommendation depends on the type of fracture and its location. ...Read more

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How is a hip fracture typically treated?

How is a hip fracture typically treated?

Surgery: Most hip fractures are treated operatively. The type of implant depends on the type of hip fracture. ...Read more

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How is a foot fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How is a leg fracture typically diagnosed?

How is a leg fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

It depends: Some ankle fractures can be treated with braces and early weight bearing, while some require extensive surgery, and long periods of not putting weight on it. X-ray is extremely important in diagnosing and directing treatment of ankle fractures. ...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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How is an arm fracture typically diagnosed?

How is an arm fracture typically diagnosed?

X-ray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How is a hip fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How is clavicle fracture typically treated?

Depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures widely varies depending on the location of the fracture, the amount of shortening of the clavicle, involvement of surrounding soft tissues, including the overlying skin. Lots of fractures can be treated with a sling and time, certain fractures have superior outcomes with surgical care. ...Read more

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How is a fracture treated?

Immobilzation: For fractures to heal it needs to be immobilized whether it done externally or internally; the duration varies from fracture to fracture. ...Read more

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What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

Muscle contrarction: An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament, along with a piece of the bone it's attached to, gets pulled away from the main part of the bone. Treatment resting and icing the affected area, then doing controlled exercises to stretch the tendon and promote bone healing — is usually all that's needed for an avulsion fracture to heal. In rear case we have to do surgery to put back ...Read more

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What is a tarsal avulsion fracture? And how is it treated?

Foot break: a tarsal fracture that has 'avulsed' or pulled off a smal piece of bone secondary to a tendon ( peroneus brevis , for example) or a ligament .almost all are treated non/ operatively in a cast/ walking boot w/ progressive wt. bearing. The serious tarsal( mid- foot ) fracture is the 'Lis - Franc' injury. See an experienced ORS if this is the case. Best of Luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Hand Fracture (Definition)

A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a ...Read more