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Where would a fracture in the shaft of a bone break?

Where would a fracture in the shaft of a bone break?

Mid portion: "long bones" like the humerus radius ulna metacarpals phalanges femur tibia fibula and metatarsals join with other bones at each end ( or terminate the digit like the toe or distal phalanges of the hand). The "shaft " is the portion of a long bone that connect each end.. It is in the middle. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 causes a bone to break and fracture?

What causes a bone to break and fracture?

Any force over and: Above the strength of a bone; or minimal force in a weakened state of a bone; due to a cyst or osteoporosis or developmentally a weak bone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bone break and a bone fracture?

What is the difference between a bone break and a bone fracture?

Symantecs: A fracture or break is the same thing. There are degrees of fractures or breaks. One can have a small crack in the bone and not be through and through or one can have total separation of the bone fragments. They really are one and the same. ...Read more

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Have my muscles around a broken bone deteriorated as a result of the break?

Have my muscles around a broken bone deteriorated as a result of the break?

Fracture: Your muscles haven't necessarily deteriorated but have decreased in their size due to the lack of use. When it comes to muscle, the saying "if you don't use it, you lose it" holds true. But no worries, if your fracture was treated correctly you should be able to make full recovery and regain your original muscle mass and strength. ...Read more

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I fractured distal shaft of humerus 6 weeks ago.After 2 weeks i had developed a skin infection, which is healed now, but the bone not still fully healed?

I fractured distal shaft of humerus 6 weeks ago.After 2 weeks i had developed a skin infection, which is healed now, but the bone not still fully healed?

Normal healing: Dont expect full healing of the fracture at this point - full bone healing for that injury can take 8-12 weeks, depending on your injury. Full maturation of healing may take even longer even. ...Read more

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Is it possible to break a bone and not know you have a broken bone?

Is it possible to break a bone and not know you have a broken bone?

Yes: Usually a fracture causes significant pain and swelling, alerting the patient and physician to the problem. Sometimes, though, fractures can be missed on radiographs and go undiagnosed. Other imaging studies can be helpful in those instances. ...Read more

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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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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


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