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What over-the-counter pain relief would you recommend for broken bones?

What over-the-counter pain relief would you recommend for broken bones?

NSAID's: The best group of medications for bone pain are referred to as nsaid's. This group includes such drugs as aleve, (naproxen) motrin, and aspirin. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more

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My broken bones r healed. Want to quit roxycodone. Should I taper or quit cold turkey using clonidine?

My broken bones r healed. Want to quit roxycodone. Should I taper or quit cold turkey using clonidine?

Slow taper: You did. It state how long you took the oxycodone, but you should taper slowly to avoid withdrawal. Stop, one pill every other day, or start using half tablets, assuming that you have the short acting type ...Read more

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When broken bones heal does it get itchy?

When broken bones heal does it get itchy?

Yes. I believe its -: Due to the skin cells under a cast or a splint, which accumulate under the cast/splint, causing itching. Normally without such covering, the skin cells fall off, during normal activities.
After the fx heals and cast is removed, with normal washing, the skin cells are removed, so itching decreases in a few days. ...Read more

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Do broken bones cause low hematocrit level?

Do broken bones cause low hematocrit level?

Yes: Fractures can cause significant bleeding if there is involvement of blood producing bone marrow. It is usually restored in time with healing of the fracture and restoration of blood stores in a healthy patient. ...Read more

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How long does for two broken bones in the arm to heal?

How long does for two broken bones in the arm to heal?

Eight weeks: Usually take between six to eight weeks for an adult, children heal a lot faster depending upon the age. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are casts for broken bones made of?

Could you tell me what are casts for broken bones made of?

Fiberglass: Most these days are fiberglass. Plaster of paris is still used by some. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. Fiberglass is "waterproof" (but one has to use a hairdryer to drive the water out to avoid skin irritation). Plaster tends to be less expensive and easier to mold, but has to be kept dry. ...Read more

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What are some foods that help heal broken bones or fractures?

What are some foods that help heal broken bones or fractures?

Varies: There are not really any foods we know that help bones heal faster. We do know some things that can potentially delay bone healing including nicotine products and medications that inhibit inflammation (inflammation is a part of bone healing and so to block it delays bone healing). Good question. ...Read more

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Do they always put casts on broken bones or only in serious cases?

Do they always put casts on broken bones or only in serious cases?

Not always: Not always, but pretty commonly. Most fractured bones need some type of immobilization to prevent further displacement, but there are some that we don't use a cast such as fractures of the: clavicle, scapula, proximal humerus, and some finger fractures. Good question! ...Read more

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Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

Not usually: A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier. ...Read more

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What treatment do you use on broken bones if in middle of wilderness?

What treatment do you use on broken bones if in middle of wilderness?

Immobilize/splint fx: The principles of splinting & immobilization for comfort and transport still hold true in the wilderness. The situation is more difficult due to potential scarcity of adequate materials useful for the task. Sturdy branches or similar material from a backpack frame can be used ingeniously to fashion a splint that holds the broken limb in a stable somewhat straight & reasonably comfortable position. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any relations regarding masturbating and healing of broken bones?

Help! Need to know if there's any relations regarding masturbating and healing of broken bones?

There isn't: Anyone who told you that your fracture wouldn't heal if you enjoy your body like usual was either badly misinformed or actually trying to mislead you. Life's difficult enough without such foolish superstitions. ...Read more

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Can heat packs help heal broken bones?

Can heat packs help heal broken bones?

No: Heat will make the area feel better, but will not accelerate bone healing. ...Read more

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Do broken bones cause low hematocrit and hemoglobin levels?

Rarely: If there are fractures of large bones like femur, there may be enough bleeding into the tissue to cause a fall in hemoglobin level. ...Read more

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Why could a broken elbow be (seemingly) more painful than other broken bones?

Why could a broken elbow be (seemingly) more painful than other broken bones?

May be nerve: The ulnar nerve passes where the "funny" bone is on the medial side of the elbow joint. If the fracture is in the proximity to it or affecting other nerve (s) then you may have a heightened pain sensation. ...Read more

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How long would someone who has broken bones, and a concussion have to stay in the hospital?

Usually not at all: Concussions do not mandate hospital stays. Brain bleeding does. Concussion severity varies and neurological checks at home may be required hourly for the first night or so. It should be followed by a neurologist. Broken bones come in many forms and severities. Most do not require hospitalization. Pain control, compartment syndrome, open fractures, etc may require hospitalization. ...Read more

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What causes broken bones that have healed to feel sore when bad weather is to come?

Pressure: Changes occur in the barometric pressure when weather fronts come in. This change in pressure can cause symptoms in areas of inflammation and/or arthritis. Someone with a previous fracture can persistent inflammation in the ongoing remodeling process that occurs, they can also develop posttraumatic arthritis as well. Both of those conditions can potentially cause pain with weather changes. ...Read more

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Will broken bones ever repair as strong as before the break?

Yes: If you're a healthy child or adult, with no vitamin or mineral deficiencies, most fractures actually heal stronger at the break site than they were before the fracture. The new bone, called callus, once hard, is often some of the strongest bone in the body. ...Read more

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Which doctors treat broken bones?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are the specialists that typically treat fractures and other abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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How do doctors repair broken bones?

How do doctors repair broken bones?

Varies: Varies completely based upon specific nature of fracture and characteristics of the patient. Among possibilities: observation, cast or splint, closed reduction followed by cast or splint, closed reduction with internal fixation, and open reduction and internal fixation to name a few; also im rod fixation and external fixation as well. ...Read more

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Can jra make you prone to more broken bones?

Not directly: However, some meds, especially prednisone, can increase the risk of osteoporosis and subsequent fracture. Also inflamed joints that are not used normally can lead to localized osteoporosis or muscle atrophy which again can increase fracture risk. ...Read more

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How do you stabilize broken bones on way to er?

How do you stabilize broken bones on way to er?

Splinting: Anything long and stiff can be made into a splint to hold broken bones stable. Books, brooms, and cardboard boxes have all been used. Sometimes it is just as easy to leave the bones in place and not move it at all. Splinting should also be done without moving the current position of the broken bone, even if it looks odd. In some cases, straightening can cause damage. ...Read more

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Do broken bones heal when someone is in a coma?

Do broken bones heal when someone is in a coma?

Yes: Fractures can heal when someone is in a coma. However, people who are bedridden permanently or for long periods of time may often develop weakening of the bones, and often times have other co-morbid problems that accompany their comatose state, like certain nutritional deficiencies that might make them more prone to have fractures. ...Read more

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How much time do broken bones hurt after healing?

Healing=painless: When the bone is healed, it should stop hurting ...Read more

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Is anesthesia always used when setting broken bones?

Sometimes: This will depend upon several factors: severity of the fracture, timing of the injury, patient age and medical condition, coexisting injuries, and so forth. Those mds who specialize in caring for fractures want to assure patient comfort, safety and successful healing. If anesthesia or sedation will be helpful and safe, doctors won't hesitate. Don't worry! ...Read more

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What is the time frame for broken bones beginning to fuse back together?

Varies: It varies based upon the bone involved and the specifics of the fracture. That being said, a general rule of thumb is that most fractures heal by 8-12 weeks. Again, there are certainly exceptions to that general statement. Don't hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

Yes: Yes, for example osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition in which children have extremely fragile bones, leading to multiple fractures. If you are concerned about such a possibility, see a physician for further evaluation. ...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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more