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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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What is the recovery time for hairline fracture of ankel ? How many days i need to retain the cast ?

What is the recovery time for hairline fracture of ankel ? How many days i need to retain the cast ?

Ankle joint: Generally 4 to 6 weeks, however if there is an ankle sprain associated with this injury and pain continues, studies may be needed to rule out injury to the cartilage surface inside the ankle joint. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture in the ribs due to motor acc where his elbow hit on his ribs. How long to recover and speed up recovery? There is breathing difficul

Hairline fracture in the ribs due to motor acc where his elbow hit on his ribs. How long to recover and speed up recovery? There is breathing difficul

Rib fractures: may cause pain and shortness of breath. Normally it takes less than a week to recover a hairline rib fracture. Ice packs and OTC pain meds are helpful. ...Read more

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65+ woman fell down and had hairline fracture,has been advised bed rest for a month.Will hip support belt speed up recovery if so ! which kind?

65+ woman fell down and had hairline fracture,has been advised bed rest for a month.Will hip support belt speed up recovery if so ! which kind?

Need more inform-: -ation. What was fractured, & how did it happen. Trip, slipped,on stairs. Also your age & do you have osteoporosis? Was it hip or pelvis? Guess age is 65, sorry. Bed rest for a month is very bad @ that age. If it's a hip it should be fixed so she can be up & around. If pelvis, my patients take pain meds & get up and about as much as they can. In this case pain meds R needed 2 control it so can go. ...Read more

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Is it ok if my 6 years old who got a hairline fracture on the coronoid process of ulna only use a sling (no cast, no splint) during early recovery?

Is it ok if my 6 years old who got a hairline fracture on the coronoid process of ulna only use a sling (no cast, no splint) during early recovery?

Speak to the doctor: It is a hairline fracture means no displacement in good position, in a non weight bearing area, children will do much better , by not restricting them in a cast , will have less complications , will recover faster discuss with child's orthopedic surgeon , will give reasons. ...Read more

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I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time i would continue splint?

I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time i would continue splint?

follow dr.'s advice: 5th metacarpal fx.S are common.They can occur at the neck of the metacarpal('boxers' fx.)or in the shaft. Commonly treated in splint(ulnar gutter) for 4-6 wks. Some take a full 8 weeks to heal.See your ors for folow-up and recccommendations! ...Read more

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What is a hairline fracture?

What is a hairline fracture?

Capillary fracture: A minor fracture that appears on x-ray film as a thin line between two segments of a bone. The segments remain in alignment and the fracture may not extend completely through the bone. ...Read more

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How to care for a hairline fracture?

How to  care for a hairline fracture?

Depends on age: Infants need a couple weeks of protection 4 none wt bearing boxes. The wt bearing need a cast or brace 4 protection. The older kids become the more protection the4need & 4 a little longer. ...Read more

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What does a hairline fracture feel like?

What does a hairline fracture feel like?

Pain, with: Certain specific motions, minimal swelling, xrays that may only show the fracture in certain views are characteristic of hairline fracture ( line on x-ray is the width of a hair). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more