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What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

What are some the major complications of a broken femur?

Busted Bone Blues: Among the serious complications are fat embolism (where droplets of oil float in the blood and travel to cause problems in other vessels), DVT and pulmonary embolism (leg blood clots traveling to the lung), hemorrhage due to arterial injury, nerve injury, shortening or rotation of the extremity if not positioned correctly to heal, and chronic pain associated with non-union, even after surgery. ...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 major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

What are the major symptoms of a tail bone injury?

Pain: Pain particularly when sitting. Pain is improved when sitting on a donought cushion. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

What are the main symptoms of shock from breaking a bone or other major injury?

Moist clammy skin: The most common symptoms of shock include: an extremely low blood pressure; feeling weak or nauseous; chest pain; fast but weak pulse; profuse sweating; dizziness, faintness or light-headedness; moist, clammy skin; unconsciousness; rapid, shallow breathing; feeling anxious, agitated or confused; blue lips and fingernails. With bone injury there is a danger of fat embolism - stroke, lung injury. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

Groin or Butt Pain: For an acute fracture there will be groin pain worsened by moment of the hip. Stress fractures have also been described. Those with stress fractures may complain of buttock pain or posterior thigh pain aggravated by exercise such as running. ...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 symptoms of shock from breaking a big leg bone or other major injury?

What are symptoms of shock from breaking a big leg bone or other major injury?

Let us try to help: Although the most common shock observed in trauma is related to hemorrhage, shock can be classified into three general categories, neurogenic, hypovolemic, obstructive.Each have different symptomes, and treatment related to the injury. ...Read more

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What are the complications of femur fracture?

Many possibilities: Nonunion. Malunion. Chronic pain. Infection. Nerve & muscle damage. Abnormal gait. Inability to walk/run. Therefore, make sure you go see doc for evaluation & treatment. You may need referral to orthopedic surgeon. Depending upon how/where your femur was fractured & what level of care is available to you, operative care may be necessary. ...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 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 consequences of leaving a broken ankle bone untreated?

What are the consequences of leaving a broken ankle bone untreated?

If displaced it coul: If the ankle fracture is displace it could result in instability of the ankle joint leading to deformity arthritis and pain. If the fracture is non-displaced immobilization will allow it to heal uneventfully. You should see your doctor for care. ...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 symptoms of a fractured leg?

What are some of the symptoms of a fractured leg?

Fracture: Pain, swelling, loss of motion or stiffness of the joint, deformity, difficulty bearing weight. This can be difficult to differentiate from a severe sprain or contusion without an xray. ...Read more

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