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My Mother Has Multiple Fractures Does That Mean Anything Significant
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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