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Dr. Mark Rausch
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Multiple Fractures (Overview)

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What are the tests for multiple fractures?

What are the tests for multiple fractures?

Multiple fractures: Patients presenting the emergency room with multiple fractures are usually diagnosed with xrays initially. More advanced imaging may be necessary, but old fashioned xrays is the standard of care. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rausch
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Multiple Fractures (Overview)

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I just incurred multiple fractures. Besides pain, what are the other symptoms I should look for?

I just incurred multiple fractures. Besides pain, what are the other symptoms I should look for?

A lot of symptoms: When have mutiple fractures, this means the risk factors increase and complication rate increased, like injury to nerve, injury to blood vesseles, possible faty embolism, resparotery prblems. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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What are the symptoms following multiple rib fractures?

What are the symptoms following multiple rib fractures?

Pain: Rib fractures are not easy to diagnose without xrays. Even then they can sometimes be hard to pick up. Pain right over the chest wall which is increased with sneezing or coughing. If you are having difficulty breathing then you need to see a physician. In some cases an injury which causes multiple rib fractures can puncture the lungs. ...Read more

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My baby has multiple fractures. Are there any bone diseases linked to low vitamin a and high copper test results that can cause long bone fractures?

My baby has multiple fractures.  Are there any bone diseases linked to low vitamin a and high copper test results that can cause long bone fractures?

Osteogenesis : Imperfecta? These disorders are rare in children, so may need evaluation at dedicated children's hospital, by pediatric endocrinologist / orthopedist for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis (Checklist)

Prevent falls in the home by removing throw rugs, adding grab bars
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Stay cool, avoid being overheated
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Drink plenty of water
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Does anyone know if multiple fractures and RA are related, also who does know about connection to ehlers danlos syndrome?

Does anyone know if multiple fractures and RA are related, also who does know about connection to ehlers danlos syndrome?

Yes: Ra can have osteoporosis associated, though it is worse when steroids are used for treatment. Ehlers danlos is an inherited disorder that is very rare in patients with ra. And is treated differenltly. ...Read more

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Can shock be caused by multiple fractures?

Can shock be caused by multiple fractures?

Yes: Multiple fractures that generally occur with major accidents such as a motor vehicle accidents or battle field injuries can result in mulitple fractures that can lead to hypovolemic shock from blood loss. Other injuries leading to spine involvement can lead to neurogenic shock.....You can review the types of shock by visiting reputable medical sites on the internet. ...Read more

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My mother has multiple fractures. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has multiple fractures. Does that mean anything significant?

Yes: When you have multiple fracture, could means severe osteoporosis, cancer in the bone or some place else but move to the bone and trauma please check it out. Good luck and thank you... ...Read more

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How to treat an infant with multiple fractures?

How to treat an infant with multiple fractures?

Abuse: Multiple fractures in an infant is a sign of child abuse. The child needs to be evaluated for that potential. There is also a syndrome called iatrogenic a i perfecta that may cause weak none and increase the liklihood of fracture and should potentially be evaluate for. ...Read more

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Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Pain control: Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting. The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well. ...Read more

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How much rest is required to prevent multiple fractures on hips?

How much rest is required to prevent multiple fractures on hips?

Rest does not: Prevent fractures. Healthy bones do which is why weight bearing exercise is so important. ...Read more

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How can I heal multiple fractures?

How can I heal multiple fractures?

See an orthopaedist: There are many different factors that influence the healing a bone fractures. The bones involved and the severity of the fractures will dictate healing time. See your orthopaedic surgeon for a specific discussion of your injuries. Adding a calcium and vitamin d supplement will assist in your overall healing process. ...Read more

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What are the tests for multiple fractures?

Multiple fractures: Patients presenting the emergency room with multiple fractures are usually diagnosed with xrays initially. More advanced imaging may be necessary, but old fashioned xrays is the standard of care. ...Read more

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Can shock be caused by multiple fractures?

Yes: Multiple fractures that generally occur with major accidents such as a motor vehicle accidents or battle field injuries can result in mulitple fractures that can lead to hypovolemic shock from blood loss. Other injuries leading to spine involvement can lead to neurogenic shock.....You can review the types of shock by visiting reputable medical sites on the internet. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to recover from multiple fractures?

For how long does it take to recover from multiple fractures?

It depends: Everyone is different and every fracture is different. Each injury requires a various amount of healing before function can be restored. If surgery is needed as well that can also impact the time it takes to rehab appropriately. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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I just incurred multiple fractures. Besides pain, what are the other symptoms I should look for?

A lot of symptoms: When have mutiple fractures, this means the risk factors increase and complication rate increased, like injury to nerve, injury to blood vesseles, possible faty embolism, resparotery prblems. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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