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Doctor insights on: Open Surgical Repair Of Wrist Bone Fracture

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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I fell and I have pain in my wrist, how would I know if there's a bone fracture?

I fell and I have pain in my wrist,   how would I know if there's a bone fracture?

Get it seen: You do not mention how and when you injured yourself. In any event the only sure way is to have your wrist seen by your doctor and see if you need further studies like x-rays. ...Read more

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Do you know which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Do you know which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

From studies....: ...Surgical stainless is strong but bendable, titanium has about the same elasticity of bone, but if exceeded can break. The selection is up 2 the surgeon to use the implant that hopefully meets his needs 2 treat the fracture. So there are weaknesses in each choice. ...Read more

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Can leg tilt be corrected after bone fracture after 6 years without surgery?

Can leg tilt be corrected after bone fracture after 6 years without surgery?

Generally, yes: However, It depends on the bone and the location of the fracture. Long bone fractures have better outcomes after osteotomy (rebreak and realignment) than fractures that extend into joint. At 6 years, even at your young age, if you had a fracture into a joint that healed irregularly, the joint may already have significant wear and tear (degenerative arthritis). See an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Not usually: Need to allow the swelling to go down and if that is the only issue , then surgery is not needed , but there could be cartilage damage in the nose area and that requires a physician exam to make a decision. ...Read more

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Is another X-ray needed to check fractured bone after surgery & before starting phy. Thrpy? My doctor told me to do p.T. A week after surgery w/o xray

Is another X-ray needed to check fractured bone after surgery & before starting phy. Thrpy? My doctor told me to do p.T. A week after surgery w/o xray

Trust him/her: I can understand your concern but remember the reason for your surgery was to stabilize your fracture. Your doctor must feel confident that this has been done with the surgical procedure performed. Might have even taken an intra-operative x-ray to assure good alignment. I'll tell you a little secret about surgeons, doctors in general, we want good outcomes otherwise it makes us look bad. Do pt. ...Read more

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Doctors told that I have to undergo for a surgery for surgical correct ion of long bone fracture My qstn is after accident in how much time It will do?

Doctors told that I have to undergo for a surgery for surgical correct ion of long bone fracture My qstn is after accident in how much time It will do?

I'm confused!: I don't quite understand your question. But if you are wondering when to get the surgery, discuss the best timing with your doctor. If you are wondering about how long it takes to recover, again that question is best asked by your doctor, who knows how serious your injury is and will have a better idea after the surgery is done, because he will have seen the extent of the damage. ...Read more

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Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?

Do Diclofenac 100mg per day(1st day X3) Impair bone fracture healing?my clavicle fracture not healed after 10days&indicated for surgery.stop?

Maybe: It may interfere worth bone healing. Keep in mind, it usually takes about 6 weeks the fracture heal. Would be better to stop the medication and take vitamin D 5000 units daily for 6 weeks to help the bone healing. If the bone is not well aligned, you may need surgery. ...Read more

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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