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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Is it possible to miss a fracture in an elbow and if it was fractured what symptoms wolould i have? Very concerned!

Is it possible to miss a fracture in an elbow and if it was fractured what symptoms wolould i have?  Very concerned!

Anything is possible: Elbow radiography can be difficult to interpret . If you have mechanical type symptoms such as locking or catching, or if you have persistent pain despite an appropriately period of rest (1-2 weeks) you may want to consider undergoing a repeat evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell if I have a broken bone in my foot?

Is it possible to tell if I have a broken bone in my foot?

X-ray: X-ray is the way to best tell this. Pretty hard to do based on physical exam alone. Ct, MRI may also diagnose, though x-ray is first-line. ...Read more

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Is it ok to fracture a bone and still walk on it?

Is it ok to fracture a bone and still walk on it?

Yes you can: Some people have no pain sensation due to neuropathy (diabetes..) could fracture bone and walk because they will not feel the pain. Charcot arthropathy occurs as a complication of diabetes, syphilis, chronic alcoholism, leprosy, meningomyelocele, spinal cord injury, syringomyelia, renal dialysis, and congenital insensitivity to pain. ...Read more

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Can I return to playing tennis if I have a bone bruise? If I use an ankle brace? The doctor told me it was a very minor bruise and it was ok to play.

Can I return to playing tennis if I have a bone bruise? If I use an ankle brace? The doctor told me it was a very minor bruise and it was ok to play.

Likely yes: There are various types of bone bruises- some based on your history and exam and others confirmed with an MRI. Some on MRI actually represent small fractures. You should be able to return to tennis when you have minimal pain (1/10 or less), full range of motion, minimal swelling and normal function. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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If you have a fractured spine can you still walk right when it has mended?

If you have a fractured spine can you still walk right when it has mended?

Depends: A healthy back is critical for normal walking, so any injuries or fractures can cause trouble even after healing. Also, back fractures can cause nerve injuries that can have an effect. However, many back fractures can heal with or without surgery with a normal gait. Good physical therapy would be helpful, as they can strengthen muscles and address posture. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is a wrist sprain or fracture?

How do I know if it is a wrist sprain or fracture?

X-ray: Both cause pain and limited mobility, x-ray will tell us if you have fracture or not. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a scaphoid fracture?

Is it possible that I have a scaphoid fracture?

Rare: Scaphoid fractures are extremely rare unless related to significant trauma. If you have been in a accident it is possible. These fractures are also difficult to see on standard xrays. Further studies such as MRI of ct are typically required. If you are concerned see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is a rib fracture or bruise?

How do I know if it is a rib fracture or bruise?

X-ray: Sometimes one can feel the rib moving or flail. Mostly a diagnosis of imaging. Both bruise and rib fracture are hurtful! ...Read more

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Is it ok to still lift if i fractured my coccyx?

Lifting is fine: Lifting rarely causes strain on the coccyx sitting is the biggest problem. A coccyx donut or sacral donut pillow are great supports. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still bend a broken thumb?

Is it possible for you to still bend a broken thumb?

Yes: A broken thumb( metacarpal or proximal / distal phalanx) will cause pain and occ. Deformity but it does not impede flexion of the digit. The flexor pollicus longus is still functioning normally as are the thenar muscles.Sometimes a broken thumb will cause enough pain that the patient avoids flexion... But the fpl and thenar muscles are still working. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to walk on a fractured ankle?

Is it okay for me to walk on a fractured ankle?

It depend: Follow direction of your physician, if he said it is okay he must have good reason to say so, if he say not, he must have good reason to say so. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to walk if you have a torn mcl?

How difficult is it to walk if you have a torn mcl?

Mcl tear: It depends on how severe the tear is. These are graded on how much the knee joint opens up with stress, grade 1-3. A grade 1 will be painful but walking will be easy once the pain subsides. A complete grade 3 tear can be painful for weeks and usually a brace is required for walking. ...Read more

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Even though I have a non displaced hook of the hamate bone fracture, it happened over a month ago, should I cast it or have it excised?

Even though I have a non displaced hook of the hamate bone fracture, it happened over a month ago, should I cast it or have it excised?

Very high rate of. .: ...nonunion. B sure U R Cing a fellowship trained hand surgeon. He/she can best advise U. I have seen them usually in baseball catchers, or from a fall onto like a small rock or similar object. ...Read more

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Do you think i sprained my foot? No pressure. A little swollen. Hurts to walk on it. What would the dr do? If it is fractured or sprained?

Do you think i sprained my foot? No pressure. A little swollen. Hurts to walk on it. What would the dr do? If it is fractured or sprained?

See a doctor: At least an x-ray needs to be taken to determine if there is a fracture, once determined then treatment can be started and possible crutches or walking boot. ...Read more

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I believe I have a stress fracture in my heal making it painful to walk. Can this heal on its own if I have to walk on it everyday? Is a brace needed?

I believe I have a stress fracture in my heal making it painful to walk. Can this heal on its own if I have to walk on it everyday? Is a brace needed?

Stress fracture ?: Difficult to say without some imaging evidence whether you have a heel fracture. If you are a runner or consistent walker it may be although its also possible that you may have a calcaneal heel spur. There are other considerations such as tendinitis or bursitis, so you really need a full examination and perhaps rest / ice /antiinflammatory with follow up imaging if not better. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be unable to walk on a talus fracture?

Is it normal to be unable to walk on a talus fracture?

Yes, initially: Depending on the type of talus fracture, many are treated with initial non-weightbearing with or without surgery. Usually, patients are full weightbearing by 3 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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