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What Would A Colles Fracture Look Like
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
Depends: Thst depends on how bad the break is. If a bone is just chipped in a small area or even have an avulsed or torn tendon, the bone may look normal but jist not move right, while a large break may be comminuted and very misshapen. If there is a question, if you can't grip or squeeze things then you should get an x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transverse refers: to a line that is perpendicular to the long axis of the bone. So for a vertically oriented bone, transverse means the fracture goes in a horizontal line across the bone or across the width of the bone ( but usually width is the shorter distance across for long bones) Other words used to describe fracture line are oblique, spiral, longitudinal, The effect depends upon where and in who it is in. ...Read more
Avulsion fractures: All avulsion fractures, regardless of their location, have a similar appearance on xray. You will find a fragment of bone broken off and separated from the remainder. The difference is that the break takes place at the insertion of a tendon and is the result of a pull from that muscle. ...Read more
Bone vs soft tissue: Shin splints are not a specific diagnosis but rather a general term for running related leg pain, which could be medial tibial stress syndrome (aka "shin splints") or stress fracture or other. Both mtss & stress fx are overuse injuries caused by tissue breakdown exceeding repair. Treatment involves relative rest/active recovery, avoiding offending activity. See a sports specialist for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx." this is exactly what happ
If : If this has just happened (like in the last week) you should see a hand surgeon. If your finger already twists when you bend it, it will heal in this position unless reduced. Spiral fractures can often be treated with wires (temporary) after reduction or sometimes with plates and/or screws. See a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Motion at fracture: A stress fracture by definition is still an intact bone issue, whereas a normal full fracture entails a bone break in to at least two parts (or more). The full fracture creates a region of potential motion (painful) at the fracture site with instability that will likely require immobilization. stress fractures can certainly be painful, but no motion is sensed at the stress fracture site. ...Read more
What to do if i found out that my foot (navicular) fracture was an avulsion fracture and would like to know: - is it as serious as a normal fracture?
Is the treatment of a cubiod chip fracture different from a sprain? The radiologist and ER doc say a chip fracture but my podiatrist says a sprain.
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
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