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What does a fractured ankle look like?

What does a fractured ankle look like?

Swollen: Signs of a fractured ankle are swelling, pain on weightbearing and fracture line seen on plain x-rays or if a compression fracture or stress reaction/fracture edema (internal bone swelling) on an mri. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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 does a fractured thumb look like?

What does a fractured thumb look like?

Depends: It may not have an obvious deformity at all. X ray to be sure! ...Read more

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What does a transverse bone fracture look like?

What does a transverse bone fracture look like?

Transverse refers: to a line that is perpendicular to the long axis of the bone. So for a vertically oriented bone, transverse means the fracture goes in a horizontal line across the bone or across the width of the bone ( but usually width is the shorter distance across for long bones) Other words used to describe fracture line are oblique, spiral, longitudinal, The effect depends upon where and in who it is in. ...Read more

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What would a colles fracture look like?

What would a colles fracture look like?

It depends: A colles fracture is a type of wrist fracture and the usual signs of a fracture are pain, swelling, and possibles deformity. Fractures are diagnosed with a combination of history taking, physical examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

Post-traumatic: Post-traumatic arthritis looks very similar to osteoarthritis on x-ray. Sometimes there is evidence of old broken bone that didn't quite heal in a good position. Basically it means that there is arthritis in a joint related to a fracture there in the past. ...Read more

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What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

Avulsion fractures: All avulsion fractures, regardless of their location, have a similar appearance on xray. You will find a fragment of bone broken off and separated from the remainder. The difference is that the break takes place at the insertion of a tendon and is the result of a pull from that muscle. ...Read more

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What does a hairline fracture feel like?

What does a hairline fracture feel like?

Pain, with: Certain specific motions, minimal swelling, xrays that may only show the fracture in certain views are characteristic of hairline fracture ( line on x-ray is the width of a hair). ...Read more

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What does a bone fracture feel like?

What does a bone fracture feel like?

Pain: typically you will have pain and swelling at the site of the injury If it is a leg injury you will likely have difficulty with walking and weightbearing ...Read more

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What would a broken thumb look like?

What would a broken thumb look like?

Depends: Thst depends on how bad the break is. If a bone is just chipped in a small area or even have an avulsed or torn tendon, the bone may look normal but jist not move right, while a large break may be comminuted and very misshapen. If there is a question, if you can't grip or squeeze things then you should get an x-ray. ...Read more

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What exactly does bone cancer look like on a xray?

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What exactly does bone cancer look like on a xray?

Depends: Depends upon the bone and type of cancer starts with abnormal growth ...Read more

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Please explain what does a stress fracture feel like or a normal fracture?

Motion at fracture: A stress fracture by definition is still an intact bone issue, whereas a normal full fracture entails a bone break in to at least two parts (or more). The full fracture creates a region of potential motion (painful) at the fracture site with instability that will likely require immobilization. stress fractures can certainly be painful, but no motion is sensed at the stress fracture site. ...Read more

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What does a fractured skull sound like?

What does a fractured skull sound like?

Crunch: From the standpoint of the observer i suspect "thud" would be descriptive. The recipient on the other hand would likely experience a crunch sound or crack noise which they may or may not recall as a result of amnesia which frequently accompanies the fracture. ...Read more

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What would a broken finger look like?

What would a broken finger look like?

Painful deformity : A broken finger can look normal or it can have a deformity. In either case, there is usually significant pain with movement. Bruising is also often seen with fractures. ...Read more

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What would a broken hand look like?

What would a broken hand look like?

Movies are wrong: Hands can not stand up to punching things, unprotected! pain, swelling, bruising, new angles. Get to your doc. These are your most valuable tools in your tool box. Waiting worsens outcome. ...Read more

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What does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

What does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

Hip arthritis: On x-ray, you can find joint space narrowing, rim osteophytes, sclerosis, cystic changes. ...Read more

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How does one tell what a wrist fracture feels like?

How does one tell what a wrist fracture feels like?

Painful: Like any significant fracture, there is associated pain, and difficulty using the affecting area. Movement at the wrist, and use of the corresponding hand are typically very difficult with a fracture. ...Read more

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What does a pinky finger metacarpal fracture look like?

What does a pinky finger metacarpal fracture look like?

Need Xray: You can't diagnose a fracture otherwise unless there is obvious angulation of the bone.There can be tremendous swelling and bruising without a fracture, and minimal physical changes with one. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a broken bone feel like?

What does a broken bone feel like?

Very painful but: It can be very painful or be very mild. It is worse if the bones are not left in their anatomical position. Those that still oppose each other end to end can be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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