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What is the best first aid for a leg fracture?

What is the best first aid for a leg fracture?

Immobilize: First aid for a long bone fracture consists of splinting or otherwise immobilizing the affected limb. After survey for other injuries, transport to a medical facility should follow. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 is the best first aid for bone fracture?

What is the best first aid for bone fracture?

Immobilization: The best first aid for a fracture is to immobilize the affected bone. This usually involves a splint placed on the affected extremity and the joint above and below the affected bone. This is only a first aid measure; seek medical care for a definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

Splint and ice: If you have injured your wrist you need to splint and ice the wrist then seek professional help from a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: The old stand-by rice, rest-ice-compression-elevation, still works pretty well. If there is significant pain with weight bearing or any tenderness when pressing on your bones, you should see a doc and get an xray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

It depends: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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What is the proper emergency first aid for a broken leg?

What is the proper emergency first aid for a broken leg?

Splint: Apply a splint or tie it to the next finger, toe or extremity. In case of neck , apply a cervical collar but leave it until medics come if you are not sure. ...Read more

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What is the best rehab method for a fractured ankle?

What is the best rehab method for a fractured ankle?

Rehab for ankles: It is best to see a physical therapist for this rehab. They can show you the best exercises for stretching and then strengthening the area. Other modalities include heat, ice, electrostimulation and more. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

Get evaluated : By a podiatrist you need to find out why there is a sore and why it is swollen, is there an infection? If so you am need antibiotics. Is it a fracture? Is it gout? You need to determine the cause which is best done by a podiatrist, . ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a broken back?

What is the best treatment for a broken back?

Be seen by an : Orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon who can correctly diagnose the fracture type and assess for any stability and neurologic issues and base the appropriate treatment on this evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for heel pain after walking on a trip?

What is the best remedy for heel pain after walking on a trip?

Ice NSAIDs: If this is acute heel pain, try a period of rest and icing to the area with over the counter nsaids taken as directed. If you don't get better, see a specialist for possible referral for pt and or other treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rest it, ice it (bag of frozen veggies works in a pinch), compress it in an ace wrap or brace, elevate it as much as possible and take Ibuprofen or alleve to decrease the pain and swelling. If you cannot put any weight on it at all you should see your doctor. You may need crutches or further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fractured skull?

What is the best treatment for a fractured skull?

Just time: Most skull fractures will heal in 3 months without any specific treatment. Some skull fractures that may require surgery include depressed fractures, fractures involving the frontal sinuses and compound skull fractures. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a broken toe?

What is the treatment for a broken toe?

See below: If there is no deformity the toe is usually splinted to the toe next to it and a hard soled shoe is used to prevent motion. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

Do these: Rest, icing, elastic ankle bracing keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. You may have injured or irritated more than your ankle. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a bed sore?

What is the best treatment for a bed sore?

Pressure relief: Followed by good wound care with surgical cleansing or debridement, dressings, nutrition, and hygiene with antibiotics only of necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a sprained ankle?

What is the best way to take care of a sprained ankle?

Rest: If you can stand on the foot and raise up on your toes, you probable have a grade 1 or2 ankle sprain. You can treat this with rest , elevation, compression and ice. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a broken wrist?

What's the best treatment for a broken wrist?

Depends: Some wrist fractures if they are non or minimaly displaced can be treated in a cast or splint. If there is a deformity, displacement or the joint line is badly disrupted, often surgery will be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tape a sprained ankle for support during recovery?

What is the best way to tape a sprained ankle for support during recovery?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best treatment for a pulled hamstring?

Need advice on what is the the best treatment for a pulled hamstring?

With PT: Get supervised physical therapy to get the quickest & maximum results. Heed your orthopod's advice. Pain meds like nsaids pills &/or ointments to rub are helpful. Ice initially & after heat after 3- days help. Follow your pt's advise as well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hernia?

Surgical repair.: Assuming you are talking about external hernia, it is an anatomic mechanical defect, a hole. All other treatments, including hernia truss and external supporters, are temporary fixes at best. ...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


First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more