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Major Symptoms Pubic Bone Fracture
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
Swollen ankles/bone: You may need to limit activity for several weeks to prevent aggravating the fractured area and causing inflammation and swelling/ pain which will cause entire leg to swell down to ankles and you will have more pain undoubtedly. This is the time to allow healing. There are anti- inflammatory medications ( nsaids ) which can help with pain and swelling. See orthopedic. -go to er if one leg swells. ...Read more
Is bruises and wounds and wounds on leg means leg bone fracture or break? What symptoms should a broken or fractured leg bone be?
I sprained my ankle a month ago but the medial malleolus still hurts. Is this symptom of bone fracture?
Went for bone xray but there was no fracture
Possible: But with no X-RAY changes unlikely.Delayed changes can occur but seems unlikely also. ...Read more
Many signs: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Damage to cartilage may lead to crepitation, pain, swelling, inflammation, and limitation of motion of the affected joint. If you have injury to the cartilage, you may develop arthritic pain when the joint is put through a range of motion. ...Read more
The same: There is no difference between the two term. ...Read more
Yes, if problematic: Hardware is not routinely removed unless it becomes problematic from either a symptom causing standpoint (patient complaint of pain or discomfort) or from a surgeon standpoint (hardware in way of future surgery, at or near a joint and thus confounding advanced imaging [mri], or at risk for breakage). ...Read more
None: They are different terms for the same thing. Fracture can vary in severity and problems. Almost always there is trauma to the soft tissues surrounding the bone. When it is open (exposed to the outside environment) it is much more serious since infection risk is higher. The higher the energy that caused the fracture, the more problems that attend the fracture. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Hopefully the fracture is well aligned and it can still be casted or immobilized if it is not nor must determine if the position needs to be corrected by manipulation or surgery always tell my patient better to have a negative x-ray than hope it's not broken and find out that it healed in the wrong position. ...Read more
Treat and health: The most efficient way to heal a fracture is to get correct appropriate treatment for that specific fracture. Maintaining good health and a proper nutritionally balanced diet aids in fracture healing too. If you are a smoker having a fracture is as good a reason to stop as any, smokers typically have harder times healing fractures. ...Read more
Depends: Different people respond to pain differentlly. Some fractures can be quite painful, especially if the break results in a joint becoming dislocated. ...Read more
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
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
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