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I have an occipital bone fracture that extends into the condyle. It's been 3 months but the CT said I still have the fracture. What would be the treat?

I have an occipital bone fracture that extends into the condyle. It's been 3 months but the CT said I still have the fracture. What would be the treat?

Skull fracture: Occipital bone referring to the base of the skull fracture and extending into the condyle. Most fratcure of the skull are evaulated for depression into the brain. After 3 months if you have a skull fracture and no treatment has been required then your doctor will most likely continue observation. Follwo the disharge instructions your trauma doctor or hospital gave you. Bring a friend to help. ...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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Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Fracture: Yes it is certainly possible to re-fracture a bone especially is there is another trauma or incident that causes injury. If this is the case an x-ray is warranted. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Willsleeping more help a fractured bone to deal faster?

Not really: A fracture will take a certain amount of time
to heal depending on the type and location
if you are a healthy individual, there is not
much you can really do to make it heal faster
if you have some medical or electrolyte or
vitamin deficiencies, you might benefit from
having those corrected first. ...Read more

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How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

How does a fractured bone differ from a broken bone?

It doesn't.: In basic terms, the two are interchangeable. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to! ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Good question: Really the evidence isn't there on this yet, but it appears that the nicotine is really what slows bone healing. ...Read more

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Does estrogen have Any role in the healing of a fractured bone ?

Does estrogen have Any role in the healing of a fractured bone ?

It seems so: While the exact way in which estrogen affects bone is not known, the hormone seems to affect the process called bone remodeling. Bone is constantly being built up by the action of cells called osteoblasts and simultaneously being broken down through the action of cells called osteoclasts. Estrogen seems to affect both these functions in a way that would promote bone formation and fracture healing ...Read more

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How can a bone fracture heal?

How can  a bone fracture heal?

It's a complex-: -process but it is essentially: bone breaks, body realizes it, a process of removing debris & blood from the fracture, inflammatory reaction takes place & various cells do there thing and fibrous lattice is formed stem cells enter and form bone in this structure. Also blood supply is in the mix,from periosteum, it matures & bone healed. It's a genetically programmed response. ...Read more

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How can you treat a bone fracture?

How can you treat a bone fracture?

Range: A wide range depending upon the patient, location, severity , acuteness and a host of factors. Orthopedic surgeons care for fractures. ...Read more

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What is done to heal a bone fracture?

What is done to heal a bone fracture?

Many things: Depending on the location and type of fracture, treatments include anything from immobilization and casting to surgery. If you are concerned you broke a bone, i would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will having a bone fracture always hurt?

Will having a bone fracture always hurt?

Yes: I have not seen a fracture yet that was not accompanied by some degree of pain. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a bone fracture?

X-ray: The first imaging study that would be appropriate is an x-ray. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a bone fracture?

It depend: What kind of fracture and what bone, the age of the patient in general it takes 4-16 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to recover from a bone fracture?

What is the quickest way to recover from a bone fracture?

Wait listen 2 orhto: Depending on the type of fracture, the healing varies along with whether it was surg. Stabilized, then assuming 0 infect or comp, your body has a preprogramed way it is going to heal it as 2 time.

We can tweak it with a bone stimulator, & early wt bearing if feasable, othewise it is time time time.....

Push 2 soon and u may = back @ square 1. ...Read more

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What's the best treatement for bone fracture for a 45 yo woman?

More information!: It all depends on what bone was broken, how, where, etc. Can't really give any recommendations without more details. ...Read more

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What is a sesamoid bone fracture?

Sesamoid bones are: Normally a pair of small bones that lie underneath the head of the 1st metatarsal bone in the ball of your foot. Like any bone, they are subject to injury and can be broken. This can be quite painful and due to the size of the bone and location under the ball of the foot, healing is often a challenge. ...Read more

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Can osteocare heal bone fracture?

Can osteocare heal bone fracture?

I googled it: And found a supplement.
Supplements are great for those who have deficiency in that area, but they dont add anything for most healthy individuals. Excess calcium ends up your .. Toilet. Not to say that there arent those who need calcium and vitamin supplements but the mechainsm of bone healing isnt influenced by unless there is a knowm metabolic issue or dietary deficiency. ...Read more

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Which is the pathophysiological definition of bone fracture?

Disruption of the --: Trabeculae of the bone resulting in pain, loss of function, deformity, tenderness as a result of an injury. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Any suggestions on which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Different metals : Different companies use different types of metal for their surgical hardware. They are usually made of metals such as titanium alloys, or other alloys containing cobalt-chromium, molybdenum, or nickel. ...Read more

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How can i treat a pelvic bone fracture?

How can i treat a pelvic bone fracture?

Let try to help: It depend were the fracture, wither is displaced or not . Please let me know ...Read more

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What is the best first aid for bone fracture?

Immobilization: The best first aid for a fracture is to immobilize the affected bone. This usually involves a splint placed on the affected extremity and the joint above and below the affected bone. This is only a first aid measure; seek medical care for a definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about pelvic bone fracture. please help?

What to do about pelvic bone fracture. please help?

Pelvic Fracture: It depends on what type of pelvic fracture you have. Xrays available? Most low energy pelvic fractures can be treated nonoperatively but higher energy ones may need surgery. Nonoperative pelvic fractures take time to heal and we recommend weight bearing as tolerated with assistance of a walker or crutches if needed. ...Read more

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What can you tell me abotu a zygomatic bone fracture?

Cheek bone: The zygoma forms the bulk of your cheek. A fracture is referred to as a tripod fracture but really is a quadrapod wri splaying a common fracture pattern: 1) the boney ledge under your eye, 2) the boney rim to the outside of your eye (near temple), 3) the boney arch/ridge that travels towards the ear 4) the bone support extending down to the upper teeth/canine area. Numbness upper lip is common. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with nondisplaced pubic bone fracture.

Will heal: A non displaced pubic bone fracture is more of a irritation than a problem. It heals in 4-8 weeks usually without any long term ill effects. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more