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What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

Surgery: Most fractured hips require surgery because they heal poorly, or not at all without some form of hardware to hold the broken bones in place. Some, especially in older patients, require replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

Stabilization: Typically, a partial fracture or stress fracture simply requires stabilization of the bone, and reduction of impact, especially if a fracture from the waist down. These heal very easily typically. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for a broken shoulder?

What are some of the treatments for a broken shoulder?

Complicated: The shoulder is comprised of many different bones, and among them, many different types of fractures are possible. As with a broken wrist, complications can develop so go see your doctor without delay in order to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

Knee arthritis: Depending on the degree of damage, there is glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, steroid knee injections, synthetic joint fluid injections to attempt to salvage cartilage, and then joint replacement. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Hernia?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Hernia?

Truss: The only non-drug (and nonsurgical) option is to wear a truss, which is basically a brace that pushes on the hernia so that it stays reduced (inside the abdomen). This is not very effective and I would recommend you have surgery to repair the hernia if you are having symptoms. There is no medication that will help aside from something to dull the pain. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments, causes, symptoms for deformity of the bone or tend?

What are some of the treatments, causes, symptoms for deformity of the bone or tend?

Deformity of bones: Depends. Please supply a lot more information concerning your question, to help you with a more informed answer. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for forearm fractures?

What are the treatments for forearm fractures?

Many: A lot depends on age, location, displacement, open or closed, comminuted or simple. Ur orthopedic surgeon will decide on how 2 treat ; many times this changes as the fracture is followed. Any loss of position may change the treatment plan . So anywhere from casting to reduction ; casting 2 surgical fixation, either external fix . Internal fix. ...Read more

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What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?

What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

Calcific tendonitis: Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities. Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for foot fractures?

What are the treatments for foot fractures?

Fractures: Treatment depends on the location of the fracture. If in the metatarsals and toes a surgical shoe may work. If in a larger bone a boot cast is appropriate. ...Read more

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