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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Hairline Fracture In Wrist

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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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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How do I know that I have a hairline fracture on my wrist?

How do I know that I have a hairline fracture on my wrist?

Fracture: A hairline fracture is a descriptive word for a very faint line seen on an x-ray associated with a fracture. So if pain and swelling is persistent after trauma an x-ray can reveal a hairline fracture. It may not be present in all the views thus is why often 2 or 3 views are taken as the x-ray beam must line up and often the fracture is hidden, think if a tea cup or glass with an unnoticed crack. ...Read more

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How mighti know if I have a hairline fracture in my wrist?

How mighti know if I have a hairline fracture in my wrist?

Repeat Xray or MRI: Initial xray may not show, but should in about 2 wks or so. An MRI is a much better test for for small fracture. A bone scan can also show this. If you did not have trauma, fracture is not likely. Use of antiinflammatory med such as aleve/motrin for pain, and a wrist splint may help quite a bit. Rest, but should have some gentle range of motion to avoid stiffness. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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I got an hairline fracture on my right wrist. Will I have decreased function when it heals?

I got an hairline fracture on my right wrist. Will I have decreased function when it heals?

Probably not: A nondisplaced wrist fracture that is appropriately treated will, in most cases, not cause any permanent functional impairment. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Hairline fracture on the wrist stll not healed, how to treat it?

Immobilize: Most hairline fractures heal within 4-6 weeks except for scaphoid fractures. If it has not healed then you need to see a specialist to see why you have not healed. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. 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


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