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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 are the signs and symptoms of a broken or fractured hand?

What are the signs and symptoms of a broken or fractured hand?

S&S fracture: Pain, swelling, instability, crepitus, rotation, shortening, scissoring of fingers, deformity, etc just to name a few. However, diagnostic imaging is essential. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a broken finger?

What are some of the signs of a broken finger?

Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle fracturesprain: Both have pain and a history of injury. A fracture is most commonly confirmed on x-rays. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken thumb?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken thumb?

Swelling and Pain: If your experiencing swelling, pain, decreased range of motion or anything out of the ordinary for you and it lasts more than a few days then get it checked by your doctor. Use the rice method to help- rest, ice, compression and elevation. Your whole hand's function is dependent on your thumb. If your thumb doesn't work, neither will your hand. I would get an x-ray if not better in 3-5 days. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken hand?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken hand?

Pain and deformity: Usually there is pain, swelling and some deformity - crepitus or the sound of bone ends rubbing can also be present. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken wrist?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken wrist?

Swelling and pain: Fractures of the wrist typically result in swelling, pain with movement, and pain to the touch. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken finger?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken finger?

Pain: Typically pain and swelling. Occasionally there is rotational deformity. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a broken or fractured elbow?

What are the symptoms of a broken or fractured elbow?

Pain: Pain on bending or locking clicking point tenderness swelling echymosis see a doctor who can take an xray if they feel it is necessary. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle?

No weight bearing: An ankle fracture usually presents with severe pain, swelling, bruising and the inability to bear any weight on that ankle/foot due to the severe pain. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken foot?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken foot?

Pain/Swelling: Pain and swelling following an injury are the usual symptoms and sometimes a mild to severe deformity may be noted. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a fractured ankle?

What are some of the symptoms of a fractured ankle?

Pain, swelling for : Starters. Most times you'll also see some black and blue. Even with little doubt, get and x-ray taken--to best way to know for sure. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a broken tailbone?

Pain: Pain, difficulty sitting; would have had to have had sufficient mechanism for a broken tailbone to have occurred as well. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a broken or sprained ankle?

What are the signs of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle injury: Pain especially increasing with weight bearing, swelling of the ankle, bruising of the skin, loss of function, decreased range of motion are some of the signs. This type injury requires an examination and often an x-ray to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a broken pinky?

What are the symptoms of a broken pinky?

Broken pinky: Swelling, tenderness, bruising, inability to move the finger inward and deformity usually after an injury to the hand. About a third of hand fractures invole the little finger. An xray may be needed to be sure. ...Read more

Hand Fracture (Definition)

A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a ...Read more