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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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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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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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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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Why are some people more likely to develop multiple fractures than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop multiple fractures than others?

Yes some are: Especially elderly are prone for osteoporosis (thinning of bones) they tend to have multiple fractures. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me what helps in healing multiple fractures after plasters?

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

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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?

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

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To what extent should I rest for multiple fractures on ribs?

To what extent should I rest for multiple fractures on ribs?

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

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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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I am experiencing broken bones (multiple fractures).

I am experiencing broken bones (multiple fractures).

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

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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?

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?

Chronicle ankle pain: You should be seen by a "real doctor." You may need an MRI to assess soft tissue damage in the ankle. "Problems" are usually not age determinate. Whoever told you that. ..stay away, assuming it was a doc. Go see a podiatrist or orthopedist for evaluation. ...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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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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Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Unlikely: While a single fracture that has not moved (nondisplaced) can heal with out surgery, the more fractures present the more likely that surgery will be needed to stabilize the bone. ...Read more

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Could multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more

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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

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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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I have brain damage due to multiple fractures, what to do?

I have brain damage due to multiple fractures, what to do?

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

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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

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Why might respirine be given to a patient with multiple fractures, legs, wrist etc?

Why might respirine be given to a patient with multiple fractures, legs, wrist etc?

Reflex sympathetic: Most likely they treated for reflex sympathetic syndrome which happen some when have a lot of pain in some patients. ...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?

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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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 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?

Maybe not: I assume that you are in some type of splint. Swelling from this type of injury can be severe enough to diminish blood flow to your hand. If fingers are swollen and stiff, and the splint feels too tight, please let your doctor know so, it can be loosened. ...Read more