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Dr. Pietro Seni
69 doctors shared insights

Neck Fracture (Overview)

-can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable , & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from height. All need eval


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What are the tests for neck fracture?

What are the tests for neck fracture?

Radiologic: Diagnosis of neck fracture starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as ct, mri, bone scan, pet scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved. ...Read more

Dr. Pietro Seni
69 doctors shared insights

Neck Fracture (Overview)

-can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable , & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from height. All need eval


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What are the presenting symptoms following neck fracture?

What are the presenting symptoms following neck fracture?

Neck fracture: The symptoms can range from localized pain to quadriplegia. It depends on the fracture and if it affects the spinal cord. Sometimes a person may get some pain radiating from the point of injury. If there is spinal cord damage the injury may be incomplete or complete. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What are the signs of fractured neck of femur (broken hip)?

What are the signs of fractured neck of femur (broken hip)?

Pain, can't walk: Femoral neck fractures are extremely debilitating. Elders get these fractures commonly and may have the affected leg shorter than the other and/or rotated. The patient will not bear weight on this side. Sometimes these fractures are less obvious, requiring advanced imaging studies (like mri) to detect. In this case, if you give a tap on the heel, sometimes the patient will feel it up in the hip. ...Read more

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How do I know it is a radial neck fracture?

How do I know it is a radial neck fracture?

Pain &mobility: Usually you pain in the elbow and limited mobility. Of course you have to x-ray to confirm it. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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What does it mean to fracture your neck?

What does it mean to fracture your neck?

Cervical Fracture: There are 7 cervical bones, that join the base of the skull to the rest of the spine in the thoracic (chest) area. A fracture of your neck means that one of these 7 bones has a fracture somewhere. Some are unstable and life-threatening, while others are stable and relatively minor. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat neck fracture?

Is there more than one good way to treat neck fracture?

Yes there are?: It depend on the kind of the fractures, some we treat by collar, some we treat with halo fixed to the skull, some we apply traction on them to get them corrected and some we have surgery on. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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5 month old missed talus neck fracture. Undisplaced , no avn after 10 week post injury. Currently on cast immobilization. What is the best treatment?

5 month old missed talus neck fracture. Undisplaced , no avn after 10 week post injury. Currently on cast immobilization.  What is the best treatment?

CT scan: Sounds like treatment is appropriate if no displacement. Ct scan can evaluate healing process. A bone stimulator may also help with healing. If no x-ray evidence of healing at 3 -6 months than surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
9 doctors shared insights

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
1,471 doctors shared insights

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