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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 long can a fractured pinky finger knuckle/joint take to heal?

How long can a fractured pinky finger knuckle/joint take to heal?

Many months: The crack in the bone itself heals in 6 weeks, but the swelling, stiffness and pain can last for many months. That's because it involves a delicate joint and because we can't help but use our fingers throughout the day and that keeps it aggravated. If your symptoms are still beyond what you'd expect, consider getting checked for a torn tendon. ...Read more

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I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

What kind?: If it is not dislocated, then splinting the thumb may do the job. However, it needs be adjusted if there is any non-alignment. An uncomplicated takes about 6 weeks to heal but you should really consult an orthopedist to avoid ending up with a malformed finger particularly the thumb. Better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more

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How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

It depend: On the kind fracture you have some take 6-8 weeks some take few month, also it depend if you developed complication or not. ...Read more

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How much time will it take for a ankle joint fracture on both the sides to heal..... its been 12 weeks since im using walker n the cast is also remove?

How much time will it take for a ankle joint fracture on both the sides to heal..... its been 12 weeks since im using walker n the cast is also remove?

Please see a doctor: This should be healed in 4-6 weeks at your age. Please discuss with your doctor , there might be something that required you to have ?cast. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old male and i fractured the cartilage disc on my sc joint on new years. Surgery was not recommended and the injury seemed to heal fi?

I'm a 19 year old  male and i fractured   the cartilage disc on my sc joint on new years. Surgery was not recommended and the injury seemed to heal fi?

Sc joint: Most sternoclavicular injuries are treat without surgery. If you are doing well now without symptoms 3 mth after injury i would advance activity as tolerated. ...Read more

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I fractured my sacroilliac joint 16 months ago giving birth had 3 MRI but when can I have another baby? I'm still in so much pain when will it heal?

I fractured my sacroilliac joint 16 months ago giving birth had 3 MRI but when can I have another baby? I'm still in so much pain when will it heal?

Problematic: Sacroiliac joint fracture continuing painful over one year post-injury (childbirth) is problematic. Most back surgeons not well informed about biomechanics of the sacroiliac joint. It took me years to find a surgeon knowledgeable about world medical literature of this fascinating & exceedingly complex joint. I recommend dr. Noel goldthwaite of daly city, ca. He has fixed several of my patients. ...Read more

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16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

Golf back injury: 16 golfer had sports back injury and injured again playing squash. 2 MRIs. Asks what might cause ongoing pain. ANS: the "back" is big and complicated thing. Without more details it is impossible to answer this question, please describe in minute detail where pain in, what brings it on, what makes it better? Where does it go to? What does it feel like. What did MRI SHOW. Then reconsult. ...Read more

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I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

Infection: Did they find the source as to why you're getting the septic arthritis? You are at significantly higher risk of MRSA septic arthritis, especially with a prosthesis? Did they eradicate the infection before the total hips and knee? How did they confirm they were eradicated? ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more