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How can I tell if my son has a fractured mastoid bone?

How can I tell if my son has a fractured mastoid bone?

If you son sustained: blunt trauma to the temporal bone or piercing trauma to the ear, take him to a hospital-based Emergency Room immediately where physicians can examine him, obtain needed radiographic studies & call in any surgeons needed, like an ENT specialist &/or neurosurgeon, depending on the findings. Do not delay. The doctors will tell you what needs to be done after they assess & stabilize him. ...Read more

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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Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Fracture: Yes it is certainly possible to re-fracture a bone especially is there is another trauma or incident that causes injury. If this is the case an x-ray is warranted. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can you fix an already healed fractured bone?

How can you fix an already healed fractured bone?

Yes: I assume you are referring to a fracture that healed in the wrong position. We call this a "mal-union". In other words the fracture healed in a position that may be unacceptable. It can be taken down, repositioned and fixed in a new or perhaps better position. ...Read more

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What is the amount of time it takes to heal a fractured bone?

What is the amount of time it takes to heal a fractured bone?

6-8 weeks: In a healthy individual, bone normally takes between 6-8 weeks. If the break is severe and resulted in gapping between the fracture fragments, it may take longer to bridge the gap. ...Read more

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What could happen if you left a broken or fractured bone untreated?

What could happen if you left a broken or fractured bone untreated?

Some time it heal: By it self some time it dose not.
1-nonhealing.
2-healed with deformity which to limited mobility or limited function.
3-it could growth disturbance of the bone.
4-it cause cosmetic problem.
5-it could effect the nerve function.
6-it could joint dysfunction. ...Read more

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What does a bone fracture feel like?

Pain: Typically you will have pain and swelling at the site
of the injury
If it is a leg injury you will likely have difficulty with
walking and weightbearing ...Read more

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Can a fractured bone feel less painful then a bruised bone?

Yes.: A bad bone bruise can be quite painful. Some broken bones aren't too bad, while others are terribly painful. So really it depends on which bones you are talking about. ...Read more

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What is a sesamoid bone fracture?

What is a sesamoid bone fracture?

Sesamoid bones are: Normally a pair of small bones that lie underneath the head of the 1st metatarsal bone in the ball of your foot. Like any bone, they are subject to injury and can be broken. This can be quite painful and due to the size of the bone and location under the ball of the foot, healing is often a challenge. ...Read more

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Can osteocare heal bone fracture?

Can osteocare heal bone fracture?

I googled it: And found a supplement.
Supplements are great for those who have deficiency in that area, but they don't add anything for most healthy individuals. Excess calcium ends up your. Toilet. Not to say that there aren't those who need calcium and vitamin supplements but the mechainsm of bone healing isn't influenced by unless there is a knowm metabolic issue or dietary deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

Groin or Butt Pain: For an acute fracture there will be groin pain worsened by moment of the hip. Stress fractures have also been described. Those with stress fractures may complain of buttock pain or posterior thigh pain aggravated by exercise such as running. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

How long does a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Depends: Hand fractures can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to heal. This depends on your age (we heal faster when we are young), and the location and severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of healing in a bone fracture?

What are the different stages of healing in a bone fracture?

Some humor.: .....Injury, pain, swelling then the body starts an inflammatory response. It cleans up the debris, blood &edema fluid. In a few days 2 a week the clot between the bones begins to organize and form a framework 4 the new stem cells to grow into and form osteoblasts that make new bone as they penetrate into the fibrous clot lattice work. New bone forms (callus), lump. Then remodel 2 accept stress. ...Read more

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Which is the pathophysiological definition of bone fracture?

Disruption of the --: Trabeculae of the bone resulting in pain, loss of function, deformity, tenderness as a result of an injury. ...Read more

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Can a bone fracture eventually weaken or strengthen the bone?

Can a bone fracture eventually weaken or strengthen the bone?

Strengthen.: Generally, when a bone fracture heals, it forms a bony callous at the fracture site, thus, making the bone stronger in that location. ...Read more

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When can I join gym I had a clavical bone fracture 6 months back?

When can I join gym I had a clavical bone fracture 6 months back?

Clavicle fracture: Your break should be well healed by now. I would encourage you to strengthen the muscles about the shoulder blade and rotator cuff to help you fully recover. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

Longer than usual: The external fixator usually used for unstable or compound fracture or badly comminuted ones, those fracture are difficult to heal because the amount of damage to the bone.8-18 weeks. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a fractured bone on the hand take to heal?

Typically: An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

Most likely as any -: Other modality would take, ie, the healing times depends up on the bone fractured, age of the pt, any major medical conditions, smoking (or exposure to it). Any previous injuries, surgeries, etc.
Generally 6-8 weeks in adults for the upper extremity and 10-12 weeks in the lower extremity.
For kids half these times, generally speaking.
Ex fix is used when there is an open fx, which might take long. ...Read more

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For how long does it usually take to heal bone fracture with the external fixator?

Depnds: Fracture stability created by the external fixator can determine healing time. The fixator can be too rigid or to flexible both delaying the time to union. Healing can be between 6 weeks to 30 weeks. ...Read more

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Do you know which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Do you know which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

From studies....: ...Surgical stainless is strong but bendable, titanium has about the same elasticity of bone, but if exceeded can break. The selection is up 2 the surgeon to use the implant that hopefully meets his needs 2 treat the fracture. So there are weaknesses in each choice. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Any suggestions on which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Different metals: Different companies use different types of metal for their surgical hardware. They are usually made of metals such as titanium alloys, or other alloys containing cobalt-chromium, molybdenum, or nickel. ...Read more

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Can looking at an X-ray of an already healed fractured bone determine when the fracture occured?

Not precisely: X-rays of fractures can often be interpreted in one of 3 basic ways: unhealed, partially healed and fully healed. Once a fracture is fully healed, it's often difficult to tell whether a fracture healed 3 months ago or 3 years ago. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are restriction of what you are allowed to eat when you are recovering from a bone fracture?

Not really..: ...A good balanced died, adequate calcium, and no nsaids. They prevent the inflammatory process needed 2 heal and form new bone. ...Read more

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Humerus bone fracture had been operated twice. Bios was put in for a month but was taken out due to body's negative reaction. What should be done?

Humerus bone fracture had been operated twice. Bios was put in for a month but was taken out due to body's negative reaction. What should be done?

Sorry but only your-: -surgeon can answer this for you. Complicated & only he knows about your situation and why the rejection. He/she is who you need to talk to. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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