What is the difference between a cracked bone and a fractured bone - Doctor answers
None: Broken, fractured, cracked all the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I think I have bennets fracture my bone sore after three days still the bone feels crushed. Painful and I feel a crack. Does this sound like a break?
Bennett's fracture: It may be a fracture. You need X-ray and orthopedic treatment. ...Read more
I have a small crack in my right periatel bone with CSF leak. Size of crack = 4x1 to 5x5 mm. This is from a childhood skull fracture after a backward?
I had a difficult lower molar extraction 1 week ago - roots fused to the bone. Severe pain feels like a bone fracture. Could I have a cracked jaw?
Ouch!: I expect you've informed the dentist (or will ASAP) - that's the best person to evaluate your healing and it's part of the responsibility of the extraction. Ask your questions while there and see it through until you are confident and satisfied. Dental work can be stressful in so many ways - treat yourself well through this time. Good diet, rest, leisure, etc. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No difference: Fracture or broken assumes a disruption of the bone integrity. There are many variations including degree of displacement and complexity of the fracture lines. ...Read more
None: They are different terms for the same thing. Fracture can vary in severity and problems. Almost always there is trauma to the soft tissues surrounding the bone. When it is open (exposed to the outside environment) it is much more serious since infection risk is higher. The higher the energy that caused the fracture, the more problems that attend the fracture. ...Read more
One is inside: A deviated septum refers to crooked or displaced bone and cartilage inside the nose. This can cause blockage of the nasal passages. The nasal bones are on the outside of the upper part of the nose. Both or either the nasal bones and the nasal septum can be broken. Broken nasal bones may cause the outside of the nose to become crooked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deviated septum: A deviated septum describes the wall which divides the nose into lefty and right nostril when it is not aligned to the midline. A nasal bone fracture describes a broken portion of the nasal bones. Both can be corrected surgically. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
The same: There is no difference between the two term. ...Read more
Same: We are often asked what the difference is between a fracture and a break - or, in this case, a crack. There is no difference - it all means the same thing: a broken bone. A fracture can be further described according to angulation, displacement, whether it's open or not, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By X-ray: Both will have pain swelling, loss of function x-ray will differentiate one from other ...Read more
I need surgical options to fix 8mm bone length difference in Ulna bone. Its from childhood fracture and I've been experiencing pain for 5 months?
8mm: Uite a small difference- perhaps you should ask about medical treatment for this condition- also your skeleton is still growing! ...Read more
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 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
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