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What Kind Of Doctor Treats Jaw Fractures
My jaw was fractured four years ago. My jaw makes this clicking and popping sound and sometimes my jaw locks should I see a doctor?
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 went to ER to have my jaw checked. The doctor ordered a CT scan and said the CT showed no fracture or dislocation. When I got home, noticed that the upper teeth are still back further than the lower
Dent not Med: What you are describing is more in the wheelhouse of a Dentist, rather than a Physician. Your CT Scan should be examined for Disc Displacement. See your Dentist who knows your mouth best, and who has a record of your pre-existing occlusion. Referrals to an Orthodontist and to an Oral Surgeon should be considered. ...Read more
Fractured right radial head on saturday. Er doc said it was non surgical and put it in a splint. Can't afford an ortho visit (no $ no ins). What to do?
Ask for help:
While health insurance is expensive, you should not compromise your health. The hospital where you were seen may have assistance programs or you may qualify for government insurance. They should have counselors who can help you.
If you don't qualify, you need to take care of your health and that might mean having to borrow money or make payment arrangements with the orthopedist. Talk to them. ...Read more
I had accident last year, had fracture in right arm, so got my radial head removed and doc put a nail an wire around, for how long can I keep it inside?
It depends: From your description of your accident and injury, it's sounds like you had a radial head resection and some other forms of internal fixation. Orthopedic plates, screws, rods, wires and pins are commonly used surgically. They can typically be left inside your body without harm, but may require removal if they become noticeable or symptomatic. Presence of metal internally is not a problem. ...Read more
Can a radial head fracture occur with a fall on a bent elbow with minimal pain and some bruising should I go to the doctors if it is, casting right?
Yes it can:
It can happen that way, but is usually caused by a fall onto the outstretched hand.
If you have point tenderness over the outer elbow, or pain in that area when you rotate your forearm, it is likely to be a radial head fracture. The treatment will depend on the x-ray findings, your age and other factors. ...Read more
But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago. Got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc. Have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?
Black eye: At least, like any other bruise, will take 6-8 weeks for most people to resolve (=fully disappear). Head pain after neck strain (aka: headlock) can be from persisting spasm of those muscles. May benefit from massage / chiropractic / physical therapy / cool compresses -- depends on you & situation. Hope these point you to next step. ...Read more
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the expertise of the doctors in your region. Fractures of the facial bones can be treated by three specialties: ent, oral surgery, plastic surgery. Not all specialists in the areas treat facial fractures, but all that treat facial fractures are typically in one of those three specialties. ...Read more
What should I do to treat a distal radius fracture? My doc told me I had it after 2wks. The pain has improved. Will the fracture heal by itself? Can type.
Be compliant: Certainly would want to follow doctors orders. Typically some form of immobilization is appropriate and over a 8-12 week period most radius fractures will be well healed. Discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more
You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or a brace depending on the location and type of injury. Some fractures may need to be surgically repaired. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more
It depends: Generally with progressive stretch, strengthening, range of motion, to work on soft tissue strength and flexibility. ...Read more
In ancient, medieval & even colonial times, there were bone setters who treated fractures. Open fractures were often treated with amputations, though many folks died from them.
As the concepts of antisepsis and anesthesia came on line, surgery became an option. Even still, fractures were still largely treated with traction or casting.
In the last 50 years, surgery has become an option for many. ...Read more
One with experience:
This is a great question. There are several different types of surgeons that deal with facial fractures.
Plastic Surgeon, ENT surgeons, and Oral surgeons are all trained to treat facial fractures. BUT....not every plastic, ENT, or Oral surgeon does on a regular basis. As a plastic surgeon I fix all types of facial fractures, but the guy across the street only does tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast surg. ...Read more
Sacrum: Orthopedic surgeon usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
What type of doctor should I go to? I'm on alendronate and have a few fractures in spine. How long does it take for this prescription to work?
Internist/Rheumatolo: An internist or rheumatologist can answer your questions and review other options with you. There are alternate medications you can take less often and you need supplements, like calcium and vitamin d. The rx you're on begins working, to some extent, immediately, but you need a full court press on your osteoporosis because of your history of fractures. ...Read more
I had a penile fracture, with no surgery, 6 years ago. Is there any solutions that can be done? I haven't asked doctor. Which type of doctors to ask?
Urologist: A urologist would the type of physician that specializes in your condition. ...Read more
Two plates have been installed in both the forearm bone to treat the fracture. When will my forearm regain full mobility, doctor denying physiotherapy?
Need more details: A lot will depend what else was injured besides the bone i.E muscles, tendons, ligaments. Also a lot will depend on the exact type of fracture, how old you are, and how motivated you are among other things. Therapy is a key part of many orthopedic recoveries so if you don't feel you are making adequate progress you should speak to your doctor again. Best of luck. ...Read more
Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?
How to treat ankle stiffness after ankle fracture? It has been 7 weeks after fracture and doctor has now advised full weight bearing.
Ankle stiffness: Did you ask your doctor about the stiffness? If not, give him or her a call about it and bring up any other concerns you may have. ...Read more
How do you diagnose a collagen deficiency and can you treat it. 15 yr old has hypermobility, jaw pain, teeth move, scoliosis, fractures, stretch mark?
Start with rheumatol: Start with Pediatric Rheumatology and/or Pediatric genetics. These physicians can guide you. ...Read more
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