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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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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
It speeds up healing: All day long our bones undergo a process called remodeling, which keep the bones healthy by fixing small breaks, all the time. Remodeling, bone healing, is slower when there's no stress on the bone when it is immobilized: when you can't walk on it, or when it's in a cast and you can't move it. Ultrasound acts like stress on a bone and tricks the bone into growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hurt my arm and now it hurt all time I HAS. x ray. There No broken bones why does it hurt time i has physical therapy ?
Soft tissues: X-rays only show bone injuries. MRI's show soft tissue injuries and may be needed if pain persists. ...Read more
50year old male had L1comprassion bone fracture .whith history of osteoprosis what. is the best recomended treatment and the cost in Amirca?
Many considerations: Treatment for an L1 compression fracture depends on the severity of compression and if there is any neurologic compromise or bone fragments extruded into the spinal canal. A minor wedge compression fracture is always treated nonoperatively. Treatment of the underlying osteoporosis is an important medical condition, and can be addressed by the primary care physician or orthopedic specialists. ...Read more
Dehydration, meds, : Severe muscle spasms can come from sports injuries, orthopedic injuries, dehydration, medication side effects such as decongestants, low potassium, abnormal calcium, abnormal phosphorus, muscle pulls, tendon strains, and more. Often time it helps getting lab work, drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water and eating yellow mustard. Other people keep a bar of soap under the covers. ...Read more
A hand orthopedist.: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more
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I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now i hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?
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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