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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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How can I tell if my knee is fractured or broken?

How can I tell if my knee is fractured or broken?

Same thing: These are synonyms. Fracture and break mean the same thing. X-ray first. If it's not obvious but still painful, MRI can reveal a non displaced fracture (break). ...Read more

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How many months will it cure for a fractured knee?

Depends on fracture: It depends on what is fractured, but in general a non displaced fracture around the knee will heal in 8-10 weeks at age 28 ...Read more

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How would you know when you have fractured your knee cap?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What will heal a fractured knee cap?

Depends: It depends if the kneecap is a displaced vs nondisplaced fracture. A nondisplced fracture will heal on its own. A displaced fracture may require screws to approximate the kneecap and to heal properly. ...Read more

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What will happened to a fractured knee without any treatment?

What will happened to a fractured knee without any treatment?

It will heal: A fractured knee is not specific enough to give an serious answer. Which part of the knee? How bad is the fracture?
That being said. Fractures around the knee rarely have healing problems. The problems arise with how they heal. Most fractures around the knee involve the joint surface. Without treatment the surface may heal with a step or a gap in the articular cartilage and may lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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I cannot tell if I maybe fractured my knee or deeply bruised it.?

I cannot tell if I maybe fractured my knee or deeply bruised it.?

X-ray: An x-ray can be performed to determine if it is fractured. There are many different types of injuries. Each type of injury requires has its own plan of care. Treatment may vary depending on the diagnosis. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate diagnosis and plan of care. ...Read more

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Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on. ..: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more

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How do you treat a knee fracture?

How do you treat a knee fracture?

It depends.: This is too broad a question to be satisfactorily answered without getting more specifc details about the injury. Many fractures can be treated nonoperatively, but others require surgery to maintain the postion or correct mal-alignment or mal-position of fracture fragments. If you have had x-rays confirming that a fracture is present, you should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do knees hurt after a back fracture in t region?

T region thoracic?: If you mean t region a thoracic fracture, a fracture can affect your conditioning. This may take more time to get back into shape. Usually we talk about a two-for rule, everyday you are out will take two days to come back. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have a transverse non-displaced fracture of the knee?

What does it meant to have a transverse non-displaced fracture of the knee?

Patella: You are likely referring to the patella or knee cap. A common fracture pattern is a transverse fracture, often times they are non displaced. ...Read more

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I dislocated my knee and have a piece of fractured bone under my kneecap what's my options?

I dislocated my knee and have a piece of fractured bone under my kneecap what's my options?

Surgery.: If there's a piece of bone floating around in your knee joint, it most likely will need to be removed, hopefully it can be done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my knee cap and it is swollen. It hurts when I bend or touch it. It has been aching for a day 1/2.Is it fractured or dislocated?

Xray to assess fx: Depending upon the degree of trauma and force imparted upon the patella (kneecap) determiness the risk for fracture. Bony tenderness to palpation would indicate a need for X-rays. Seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Fell on my knees. Right kneehad no fracture (x-ray).Had fluid there. Fluid was gone after a few days. After1month, hit knee again, got little fluid. Problem?

Fell on my knees. Right kneehad no fracture (x-ray).Had fluid there. Fluid was gone after a few days. After1month, hit knee again, got little fluid. Problem?

Bursitis.: It sounds like you had two separate episodes of what we would call prepatellar bursitisThis happens when we fall on our bent knee, hitting our patella into the ground. It's inflammatory and usually self-limiting, as you saw after the first episode. Hopefully the second will behave similarly. If not, you might need an examination and some testing. Give it a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What are the biggest causes of fracture of knee cap?

What are the biggest causes of fracture of knee cap?

Direct trauma...: Direct trauma, either from a fall or a car accident are the most common causes of a patella (knee-cap) fracture. ...Read more

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Knee pain, xray said no fracture, what could it be?

Knee pain, xray said no fracture, what could it be?

A lot of things: The knee have a lot of structure inside and out side to be injured, ligament, cartilage meniscus, all of this dose not show on the x-ray.
Beside when x-ray is normal dose not means no fracture. So to second stage of MRI to the knee if pain persist. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your knee is fractured?

Xray: The only way to be certain for sure is to get an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How would you know if u fractured/broke your knee?

How would you know if u fractured/broke your knee?

Family practice: Sometimes only by x-ray to know for sure. If pain persists for more than a week an x-ray should be done. ...Read more

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How could I reduce the pain when my knee is fractured?

Time and ICE: Fractured (broken) bones are painful injuries. Pain will decrease with time as it heals. A brace or cast is helpful to limit motion of the broken fragments. Pain medication is often necessary to improve comfort. Avoid putting weight on the involved extremity. Ice the injured area 20min every hour. See an orthopaedic surgeon for further treatment if you have not done so already. ...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