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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 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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What is the best treatment for an avulsion fracture of the talus?

What is the best treatment for an avulsion fracture of the talus?

Consult with dr: This needs to be thoroughly assessed by a specialist - you can be seen for clinical evaluation, as the size of the fracture fragment and its position is very important. This may or may not need a surgical intervention based on many factors pertaining to your particular health picture. As i see you are in the area, call us! ...Read more

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What is the best recovery strategy for right first metatarsal bone fusion?

What is the best recovery strategy for right first metatarsal bone fusion?

No weight!: Remain non-weightbearing for a period of about 6-8 weeks or until your surgeon says you can bear weight. Bone takes about 6-8 weeks to heal after a fusion. Good luck! listen to your doctor 100% of the time post-operatively. ...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 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 best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

What is the best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

They heal alone: They heal by themselves in about a week or two without specific treatment.Have to be careful how to position the newborn in bed and how to hold the baby when in your arms. ...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 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 knee bone spur?

What is the best treatment for knee bone spur?

Location: will drive your management options as well as your sptoms. These options may vary widely. We need more information. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fractures?

Varies: Varies based upon the specific type of fracture. Some fractures don't really require treatment at all, others may require multiple surgeries. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a bone fracture?

What is the recovery time for a bone fracture?

It depend: What kind of fracture and what bone, the age of the patient in general it takes 4-16 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a distal radius fracture?

Radius fracture: it is hard to generally give a best answer for this very large category of injuries except to say that the treatment option is very specific with respect to the many factors such as age, extent of injury. displacement. articular involvement iopen or closed injury. Quality of soft tissues. And finally what the goals of treatment are and what the extent that the patient wants to go through things ...Read more

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What is the standard treatment for a toddler with a buckle fracture of the 5th metatarsal? Fracture is on the end closest to the ankle.

What is the standard treatment for a toddler with a buckle fracture of the 5th metatarsal?  Fracture is on the end closest to the ankle.

Varies: with the degree of buckling and the proximity to the growth plate. There are two types of buckle fractures, one involved just a single segment of the bony cortex and buckles on one side. Another involves the entire circumference or two sides and buckles in in more than one location. There are differing degrees of risk to the growth plate with each with continued mobility. If there is not obvious compromise of the growth plate, treatment can be a short leg walking cast for 3 weeks. Any complications involving the growth plate may require more aggressive treatment including surgical. ...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 way to take care of a hand fracture?

What is the best way to take care of a hand fracture?

See a hand doctor: There are surgeons that deal just with hand problems. Look one up at www.Assh.Org and do what he/she recommends. ...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 treatment for a spiral fracture of the tibia?

Nonsurgical : Or surgical it depend if the fracture, the age of the patients and displaced or non-displaced. In general the non-displaced fracture we treat conservatively cast, brace, the other surgically. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteopenia?

What is the best treatment for osteopenia?

Here's a few: Weight bearing exercise, sunlight and vitamin d3, vitamin k2, and calcium will all help your bones. Too much meat and sodas can also cause your body to become acidic and cause the calcium to leach out of your bones to buffer the body's pH level. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scaphoid fracture?

Surgery Recommended : Reasons for surgery: 1. Scaphoid non-unions. 2. Lifestyle. Non-unions are rare but unpredictable. Any scaphoid fracture can fail to heal. That ruins any activity requiring full grip or range of motion for the rest of your life. 8 to 12 weeks of casting can cost one a job, athletic fitness, etc. Virtually all surgeons have surgery so they can keep working. Use your values to decide what to do. ...Read more

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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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more