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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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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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Why should ultra sound therapy be used for broken bones?

Why should ultra sound therapy be used for broken bones?

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 more

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50year old male had L1comprassion bone fracture .whith history of osteoprosis what. is the best recomended treatment and the cost in Amirca?

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

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What causes severe muscles spasms and what is the treatment for a pelvic bone fracture?

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

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What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

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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What is the treatment for a stress fracture in the 5th metatarsal bone?

What is the treatment for a stress fracture in the 5th metatarsal bone?

Varies: Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a stress fracture on the 5th metatarsal bone?

What is the treatment for a stress fracture on the 5th metatarsal bone?

Stress fracture: Hard sole shoe or walking boot. May need period of rest, nonweightbearing, & crutches. ...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