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Multiple Fractures In Children
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
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
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
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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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
Don't smoke: Things that help fractures heal include calcium (1500mg/day), vitamin d (2000iu) a day, but there is some conflicting data on that. But vitamin d deficiency can slow fracture healing. Above all else avoid smoking which greatly slows fracture healing. Also avoid nsaids (like ibuprofen) as they may also slow bone healing. ...Read more
Can a man stay conscious while being struck in the head with a maglite if he recieved multiple fractures?
Yes: Yes, it is possible depending on where the head was struck. ...Read more
I was working as a delivery man in a pizza company, I got a very bad accident and had multiple fractures. What can I do to recover faster?
Good healthy habits: Take great care of yourself- eat well - no junk food, 3 square meals each day. Make sure to get a portion of meat or fish or poultry or eggs or cheese with each meal. Get plenty of sleep. Drink only water. Get some fresh air and sunshine each day. Make sure that you are getting proper physical therapy. ...Read more
6-8 wks: Rib fractures generally take 6- 8 weeks to heal. More than one does not increase the healing time... But multiple rib fxs. Does increase the chance of pneumothorax...See your md ...Read more
Depends: Orthopedic spine surgeons or neurosurgeons handle these injuries. ...Read more
I think that I have got the brace for my back I have multiple fractures T9, 10, 11, 12, they brace does not help it makes me feel worse could you tel?
Have it readjusted:
Go back till the get it right.
Ask your MD about a Kydex Jacket which may be more comfortable ...Read more
General.: Hi Please consult me directly so we can discuss this. Moreover this is something you should really see your Primary care doctor about. ...Read more
Ankle pain, swelling and randomly bruising. Being told I'm too young to have any "problems". I've had multiple fractures and sprains in the past?
Rest does not: Prevent fractures. Healthy bones do which is why weight bearing exercise is so important. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more
My elderly mom has fallen twice in 3 months with multiple fractures each time. I think the falls are due being over medicated. How do I convince docs?
Discuss concerns: Falls in the elderly are extremely serious and lead to dependence and early demise. Over medication can result from dose or decline in processing due to liver or renal decline with age. Have a frank discussion with the provider about your concerns. Atypical opioids may work better due to fewer side effects while controlling pain, or even plain Tylenol (acetaminophen) in that age population ...Read more
Does anyone know if multiple fractures and RA are related, also who does know about connection to ehlers danlos syndrome?
Rehab: Skull fractures alone don't always cause brain injury, but often do. Depending on the nature of the brain injury; severity, location etc & degree of impairment, there are rehab specialists who treat brain injury. They may be neurologists (rarely) or physical medicine-rehab docs. You can find help by looking up your state's Brain Injury Association or talking to your primary doctor for referral. ...Read more
Will muscle atrophy just keep shrinking my muscles while I am stuck in bed after multiple fractures?
Activity critical!: It is amazing how quickly lack of activity can impact the body. Muscle weakness, and even loss of muscle mass is a common and quick effect of illness and being bedridden. I warn patients that for every day in bed especially if critically ill, it can take 4 days of therapy to regain strength to the previous level. Activity is so important for overall and muscle health! ...Read more
Reflex sympathetic: Most likely they treated for reflex sympathetic syndrome which happen some when have a lot of pain in some patients. ...Read more
Please tell me what respirine is for, when given to a patient with multiple fractures, legs, wrist etc?
HBP: I am totally mystified why one Rx Reserpine for these conditions/ This is a anti-hypertensive agent ...Read more
Is it ok to take tetracycline while my bones are healing from multiple fractures? (prescribed for acne)
Should be: But check with your pmd...Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Dx w/complex fracture of wrist from fall at crossfit today. Multiple fractures. Surgery next wk. My fingers r very cold on that hand. Is that normal?
Dx/complex wrist fracture thur. Multiple fractures. In soft/hard splint. Surgery this wk. Now running low grade fever. Is that normal before surgery?
No: Please call your doctor about this, you might have an infection of some type. Be well. ...Read more
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