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What is the definition or description of: Fracture dislocation?

What is the definition or description of: Fracture dislocation?

This means that-: -a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & the fem head follows. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Fracture Dislocation (Definition)

-a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & ...Read more


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What is a good and simple treatment for fracture dislocation?

What is a good and simple treatment for fracture dislocation?

Fracture dislocation: Reduction of the dislocation, evaluation of the fracture to assess stability, fracture treatment. ...Read more

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What makes sense? There is no ___ fracture, dislocation, or bony abnormality. Sounds like digmountable.

What makes sense? There is no ___ fracture, dislocation, or bony abnormality. Sounds like digmountable.

I'll demonstrate...: The word is "demonstrable". This is often used in describing x-ray interpretations. ...Read more

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What is the different between a finger sprain and a fracture / dislocation?

What is the different between a finger sprain and a fracture / dislocation?

Ligaments: A sprain is where you fully or partially tear the ligaments supporting the finger joint. A fracture is a broken bone. A dislocation is when the finger is out of the socket or out of position due to the ligament having been completely ruptured or outstretched. ...Read more

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When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

It depends: By "severe" I assume you required surgery and have a little hardware store in there. After the initial 2-month period of non-weight bearing and another 2 months of physical therapy, you may begin power walks at 6 months, and resume your running on a limited basis in 8 months. If your injury was not that severe and you didn't have surgery, you'd probably be running again in 4-5 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Yes: Many people are able to resume all their activities after fully healed and have gone through physical therapy. You may develope some arthritis down the road. ...Read more

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I've had this rt.knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation, wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?

I've had this rt.knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation, wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?

A few possibIiltiies: Knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions. Causes such a meniscal injury, ligament injury, patellar syndromes are likely ruled out by negative X-rays. Some type of arthritis, gout, pseudo gout etc can occur without X-ray abnormalities, especially early in the disease. An often overlooked cause is sitting position, folding a leg under or around the leg of chair of example. Re-evaluate. ...Read more

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How do I keep my 89 yr old gma with alzheimer's from taking her cast and sling off? She has a fracture, dislocation and stitches. 3 ER visits 1 day.

How do I keep my 89 yr old gma with alzheimer's from taking her cast and sling off? She has a fracture, dislocation and stitches. 3 ER visits 1 day.

Pain control : For behavioral disturbances of dementia the best technique will be reorientation and distraction, to focus in something else, but before any pain or discomfort should be addressed and treated this will require a lot of supervision. Pharmacological treatment can be considered in some cases but should be tailored individually based on other health problems and other medications being given. ...Read more

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Knee injury 2 years ago x-rays show no fracture, dislocation or abnormality of soft tissue. Mri mild to normal still continue to feel dull ache pain?

Knee injury 2 years ago x-rays show no fracture, dislocation or abnormality of soft tissue.  Mri mild to normal still continue to feel dull ache pain?

Let me explain: You have done the MRI and were normal?
In this case we have two possibilities.
1-the pain coming from the knee itself, in this case most likely mild case of arthritis of some kind, I would try Motrin for a week if you feel better that your diagnosis.
2-if you did not feel better the in the knee coming from some place and we have where it is comming from.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a severe injury in may of this year. Fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. Any comments re: surgery?

I had a severe injury in may of this year. Fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. Any comments re: surgery?

Monteggia?: A fracture of the ulna w/ associated radial head subluxation / dislocation (@ elbow) is known as a monteggia fx./ dislocation. If recognized treatment is orif of the ulna(plating) and reduction of the radial head dislocation.(it usually reduces spontaneously after fixing ulna)... ...Read more

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How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a dislocation the same thing as a fracture?

They are not: A fracture is where there is a disruption in the bone.
A dislocation occurs when 2 bones at a joint are no longer in contact with each other. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a dislocation the same thing as a fracture?

Not the same.: A fracture is a break in a bone. A dislocation is when a bone moves out of a joint. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an X-ray to find any other injuries other than bone fractures and dislocations?

Is it possible for an X-ray to find any other injuries other than bone fractures and dislocations?

Yes: 1-some times we see gas on the x-ray which indicate gas gangrene.
2-also if there is foreign body which radio-opaque we could see in the x-ray.
3- they can show inflammation.
4-valuable for seeing deformities.
5-problems with joints and bone spurs.
6-degenerative changes in the joints.
And others. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about wrist fracture and dislocation recovery? Will I ever get my regular flexibility back?

What can you tell me about wrist fracture and dislocation recovery? Will I ever get my regular flexibility back?

Wrist fracture: Fracture dislocations of the wrist can be quite debilitating. There are multiple different patterns which occur. The type you experienced is extremely important in determining your outcome. Some types are less severe and have excellent outcomes, others-not so much. You need to see your local orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgeon to obtain the best care for these injuries. ...Read more

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What is more pain: a hand fracture or a dislocation?

Varies: Both can be quite painful depending on the patients pain threshold, type of dislocation and severity of fracture. Prompt treatment is required and preferred to restore normal alignment and protective spilinting to a fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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I did a trimalelor fracture plus dislocation just over a month ago there's a solid mass with very little sensation on my cruciate is this normal?

Ankle mass: It is exactly normal but may not be a significant problem. At this point in healing many soft tissues are hard and stiff. This could just be scar tissue that hasn't matured yet. Best to ask your surgeon though ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons for getting the hardware removed from a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation surgery?

What are the pros and cons for getting the hardware removed from a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation surgery?

Need Orthopedist: Trimalleolar fracture is fx of medial and lateral bone sticking out at both side of ankle and piece of calcaneus (heel) bone. Once the bones completely heal, one can elect to leave the hardware in for years, or remove it. If one has an experienced orthopedist that set the fractures, or hardware causing pain, remove it. Can get second opinion, but that ortho will likely refer back to do it. ...Read more

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With mandibular fracture and fracture and dislocation both sides of the condyle, is closed treatment (non-invasive) possible?

With mandibular fracture and fracture and dislocation both sides of the condyle, is closed treatment (non-invasive) possible?

It is possible: Bilateral sub condylar fractures can be managed nonsurgically using inter maxillary fixation in select cases depending on the degree of displacement, overriding of the fracture ends, dentition. Ct of facial bones in all three planes can show fracture best. Best to consult with ENT or other facial surgeon who manages facial fracture. ...Read more

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Have a question about a possible fracture or dislocation of my middle finger. It happened like a month ago and I was wondering if anything can be done?

Finger: First you need to be evaluated and get an x-ray. As treatment will depend upon what the injury is a fracture a dislocation or a fracture — dislocation but reduction and surgery is possible a month later but a discussion with a hand surgeon regarding risks benefits and possible treatment alternatives is likely needed. This is no longer a simple pop it back in issue. ...Read more

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I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment?

I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment?

Varies: It varies based in part on the stability of the fracture. Some fractures can be reduced and held well in a cast or splint or even just buddy taped to the other finger. Others are unstable and are not held in place with a splint and so often require a pun to hold reduction. I would discuss directly with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Maxillofacial: The most thoroughly trained doctors for this would be plastic surgeons who have completed a Craniofacial Surgery fellowship or Oral Surgeons who go on to Maxillofacial surgery fellowships. Otolaryngologists may also have special training in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, I suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, I suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that don't break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read more

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Can you make a full recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture with dislocation?

Recovery: A full recovery is possible, but that ankle will no longer be the same. There will always be some stiffness, ache and swelling. Over time, you have a high chance of developing arthritis. ...Read more

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I've shoulder dislocation with humerus fracture, I alreeady pass the surgery for 2 weeks, but now I feel the shoulder become dislocated again, help?

See your surgeon: You need to follow up with your surgeon, who will probably check x-rays to make sure everything is in the proper place. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fracture, a surgeon does the wiring of the bone, which can be an ENT surgeon, a plastic surgeon or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Jaw was actually hit 4 or 5 times on Tues No fracture or dislocation then. Today, 1 sneeze and a lot of pain now, mostly on lower right jaw. Worst.

Jaw was actually hit 4 or 5 times on Tues No fracture or dislocation then. Today, 1 sneeze and a lot of pain now, mostly on lower right jaw. Worst.

Get checked: How do you know there was no fracture of disc displacement? Need more facts, but most likely trauma to the TM joint has resulted in MPD (muscle contracture discomfort.) Get checked, jaw joint may need unloading and/or neuromuscular repositioning. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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