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What would a colles fracture look like?

What would a colles fracture look like?

It depends: A colles fracture is a type of wrist fracture and the usual signs of a fracture are pain, swelling, and possibles deformity. Fractures are diagnosed with a combination of history taking, physical examination and x-rays. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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What would a broken thumb look like?

What would a broken thumb look like?

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 more

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What would a broken hand look like?

What would a broken hand look like?

Movies are wrong: Hands can not stand up to punching things, unprotected! pain, swelling, bruising, new angles. Get to your doc. These are your most valuable tools in your tool box. Waiting worsens outcome. ...Read more

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What would a broken finger look like?

What would a broken finger look like?

Painful deformity : A broken finger can look normal or it can have a deformity. In either case, there is usually significant pain with movement. Bruising is also often seen with fractures. ...Read more

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What does a fractured ankle look like?

What does a fractured ankle look like?

Swollen: Signs of a fractured ankle are swelling, pain on weightbearing and fracture line seen on plain x-rays or if a compression fracture or stress reaction/fracture edema (internal bone swelling) on an mri. ...Read more

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What does a transverse bone fracture look like?

What does a transverse bone fracture look like?

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

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What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

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

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What does a fractured thumb look like?

What does a fractured thumb look like?

Depends: It may not have an obvious deformity at all. X ray to be sure! ...Read more

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On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

Post-traumatic: Post-traumatic arthritis looks very similar to osteoarthritis on x-ray. Sometimes there is evidence of old broken bone that didn't quite heal in a good position. Basically it means that there is arthritis in a joint related to a fracture there in the past. ...Read more

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Do I have a hairline fracture or shin splints? What's the difference?

Do I have a hairline fracture or shin splints? What's the difference?

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 more

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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

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 more

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Please explain what does a stress fracture feel like or a normal fracture?

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

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Can sinding Larsen Johansson syndrome look like a patella sleeve fracture on a xray?

Can sinding Larsen Johansson syndrome look like a patella sleeve fracture on a xray?

Yes,: and if clinical findings do not clarify what is going on, MRI should be able to make the distinction. ...Read more

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What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

What could cause a hand injury to look like a blister/wort?

Multiple reasons: There are many reasons for this appearance. Burns, superficial infections, viral infections, warts and some benign skin cancers can have this appearance. You should consult with your physician to have this evaluayed. ...Read more

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What is a stress fracture like in an ankle?

Stress fracture: Stress fractures typically are painful through out activity, including simple walking or standing. There is also swelling overlying the area where the suspected stress fracture may be. This is something i would follow up with a foot/ankle doctor to have an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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What could a skull fracture do to a young person?

What could a skull fracture do to a young person?

Look for brain injur: It takes a hard hit to cause a skull fracture, so they may indicate a concussion occurred. The bones usually heal up fine in 6-8 weeks. But be on the look out for concussion symptoms that last more than a few days (dizziness, headache, memory problems, etc). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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