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Doctor insights on: Radial Neck Fracture

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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

Dr. Pietro Seni
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Neck Fracture (Definition)

-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 ...Read more


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I had a fractured radial neck and it was put in cast for twoweeks. New and longer hair have appeared over my injured elbow after two months. It is clearly hairier than the otherelbow. Is it normal?

I had a fractured radial neck and it was put in cast for twoweeks. New and longer hair have appeared over my injured elbow after two months. It is clearly hairier than the otherelbow. Is it normal?

Yes: It is not unusual for hair growth to come in under a cast. People with real light hair will often have dark hair. This will all return to normal after the normal cycle of hair growth and falling out. ...Read more

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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

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I'm curious as to what's the chance for surviving a neck fracture?

I'm curious as to what's the chance for surviving a neck fracture?

Very good: Unless the fracture is a dislocation, most neck fractures are fixable with surgery and many without surgery. ...Read more

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Is there an aftermath of neck fracture?

Is there an aftermath of neck fracture?

Neck fracture: It all depends. If there was no nerve or spinal cord injury from the fracture then any aftermath is very unlikely. However, if there has been compression of a vertebra as a result of the fracture and it is not properly braced (or occasionally operated) there may be deformity or other consequences. ...Read more

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Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Below the ball porti: The upper arm is the humerus bone and at the top is shaped like a ball sitting on a tube, where the tube flares and the ball starts is the sub capital humeral neck-a common area for fracture. ...Read more

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Could getting a neck fracture paralyze you?

Could getting a neck fracture paralyze you?

Possibly: Cervical spine fractures can cause spinal cord damage which can cause paralysis. However most cervical spine fractures do not cause any neurological deficits. It is important to be evaluated by a spine surgeon to see if anything needs to be done. Some fractures are left alone, others braced in a collar and still others are unstable and require surgery with or without decompression. ...Read more

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What can I do to recover from a femoral neck fracture?

PT: Is a good start and they can give you a home program. ...Read more

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What happens when there are femoral neck fracture complications?

Reconstruction: Depends on complication. If you are under age of 55 and you developed deformity or the fracture did not heal it is not unreasonable to reposition the proximal femur and the fracture orientation through a surgery called an osteotomy. In other cases a hip replacement is a possibility. In the younger population an effort to preserve the hip should be made. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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