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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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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 to treat a fractured thumb?

How to treat a fractured thumb?

Depends on: Location and type of fracture. See your doctor, this should be xrayed. ...Read more

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"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

Get weight off foot.: Contusion(bruise) metatarsal requires weight to be removed from forefoot. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Padding the forefoot with relief beneath the effected metatarsal is the easiest. ...Read more

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How to treat a fractured radial head?

How to treat a fractured radial head?

Depends on fracture.: If the fracture is nondisplaced, you can be immobilized in a cast or splint for about 2 weeks and then be placed in a motion brace. If the fracture is displaced, the options are to have the fracture fixed with a plate and screws or have a radial head implant ...Read more

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How to treat a broken arm?

How to treat a broken arm?

Varies: Varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture. Some need simply immobilization and time to heal, others require surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat an elbow fracture?

How to treat an elbow fracture?

Variable: Depends on where, age, displacement...See ortho doc. ...Read more

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How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

How to treat a spiral hand fracture?

Splint and boddy : Tapping of the two finger together, surgery may be needed if you can not control rotation. ...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 to treat a dislocated disk?

How to treat a dislocated disk?

Time: Time /gentle activity / avoid painful activity/ some rest of course if not better in a week or then need to seek attention/ can use pt/ traction / injections and even surg. ...Read more

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How to treat a bruised heel?

How to treat a bruised heel?

Offloading/No weight: Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait. The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches. ...Read more

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How to treat a broken leg?

How to treat a broken leg?

Immobilization.: Usually some form of immobilization is necessary, but certain fractures may require surgery. Please see an orthopedic specialist, for the proper care. ...Read more

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How to tell when a fractured foot is healed?

Radiographic: And clinical findings, your doctor will be able to tell you when. ...Read more

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How could i treat a compound fracture to my vertebra?

It is very rear to : Have compound fracture of the vertebra, the treatment principle of the compound fracture any place should be followed the treating surgeon should be spine surgeon. ...Read more

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How can doctors treat a fractured skull?

How can doctors treat a fractured skull?

Just time: Most skull fractures will heal in 3 months without any specific treatment. Some skull fractures that may require surgery include depressed fractures, fractures involving the frontal sinuses and compound skull fractures. ...Read more

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How you treat a dislocated scapula?

How you treat a dislocated scapula?

needs to be seen: Most cases of dislocated shoulder can do well if treated promptly. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dislocated-shoulder/ds00597. ...Read more

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What can best treat a cuboid fracture?

What can best treat a cuboid fracture?

Cast: If your cuboid fracture is isolated( no other mid foot injuries, i.e. Lis- Franc)than casting or boot immobilization for 6-8 weeks is appropriate.If the fracture is slow to heal your ORS may consider the use of a bone stimulator . Good Luck! ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken thumb?

Depends on fracture : The treatment of a thumb fracture depends on the fracture type. Some require surgery, some do not. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

Typically 12 weeks: Typically 12 weeks, but everyone is different. Things like nicotine, nutrition, etc all come into play as well. ...Read more

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