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Which bone is most frequently fractured in the body?

Which bone is most frequently fractured in the body?

Collar Bone: Generally, the collar bone or clavicle as the most commonly fractured single bone. The clavicle is relatively thin and exposed, with little protection. If you look at general areas, the wrist (made of several bones) is the most common area fractured under the age of 75 and the hip for those over 75 years old. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Is physical therapy necessary for body areas where bones were fractured but did not heal?

Is physical therapy necessary for body areas where bones were fractured but did not heal?

Probably: Although, I am not sure what your problem is, i believe you need to have a definite plan worked out to resolve your problem. Physical therapy will probably be an essential part of this plan, however, the timing of it may differ depending on other factors. Talk to the physician who is treating you and ask him if physical therapy at this stage is right for you. ...Read more

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Humerus bone fracture had been operated twice. Bios was put in for a month but was taken out due to body's negative reaction. What should be done ?

Humerus bone fracture had been operated twice. Bios was put in for a month but was taken out due to body's negative reaction. What should be done



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Sorry but only your-: -surgeon can answer this for you. Complicated & only he knows about your situation and why the rejection. He/she is who you need to talk to. ...Read more

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How does a bone fracture affect the body's homeostasis? How do I relate this to mineral storage and blood cell formation/ Is there any good articles o

How does a bone fracture affect the body's homeostasis? How do I relate this to mineral storage and blood cell formation/ Is there any good articles o

Physiology.Lifeology: You might start with a great physiology text book. Most texts have chapter designated to the physiology of bone repair, mineral loss and uptake, as well as the physiology of red blood cell formation. Understanding the physiology of life is best appreciated by being well grounded with the basics. ...Read more

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Can a seizure in a newborn baby cause bone fracture in any parts of the body?

Can a seizure in a newborn baby cause bone fracture in any parts of the body?

I've never seen it: Most seizure activity in newborns is not as violent or intense as that of adults since the nervous system is not wired up & complete.Infant seizures are more likely to appear as brief tremors or lip smacking.The most common fracture in newborns is the clavicle, which is related to the trauma of delivery.Other fx's would be cause to look for brittle bone disease or trauma. ...Read more

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Could taking an all in body building product reflex one stop xtreme cause broken bone not to heal contains whey protein creatine taurine etc?

Could taking an all in body building product reflex one stop xtreme cause broken bone not to heal contains whey protein creatine taurine etc?

Not likely-Who Knows: Whey is just a byproduct of cheese production, something else to sell by promoting customer illusions. Most evidence is that humans are adapted to perform best eating real food, not processed byproducts with lots of claims supported by no research (none required for food, food supplement products or claims.) at the same time, internal controls & body use far more likely relevant to bone healing. ...Read more

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This is my X-ray diagnostic "no focal bone lesion, thoracic vertebral body compression fracture, degenerative bony lipping or disc height loss is see?

This is my X-ray diagnostic "no focal bone lesion, thoracic vertebral body compression fracture, degenerative bony lipping or disc height loss is see?

That is normal: The radiologist when they read a film will often say what they don't see to show that they looked for it. A focal bone lesion is a tumor or fracture. A compression fracture is a fracture from trauma or osteoporosis. Disc loss height and degenerative body spurs are signs of arthritis. So what you quote here is the radiologist saying that they do not see any of that. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if you fractured a bone ?

What is a good way to determine if you fractured a bone ?

Imaging: Barring obvious deformity, see a physician & have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If it is unclear on an x-ray a ct scan may be necessary. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for your uma bone to heal if u fractured it?

Sometimes factors: Healing also depends on any angulation or separation of fracture fragments. Person's mineralization can affect bone healing, such as osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How long do you think it would take to heal a fractured on right medial cuniform bone ?

How long do you think it would take to heal a fractured on right medial cuniform bone ?

8 weeks: But soft tissue and rehab can take longer. Some pts tell me they are still getting better 1 year later. ...Read more

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What to do if i fractured my pubic bone?

What to do if i fractured my pubic bone?

Tincture of time...: Pelvic bone is a VERY stable bone and surrounded by multiple tough ligaments and fascial bands. IF can be painful because many of you thigh and hamstring muscles attach to it. Typically treated with time, pain control and progressive walking as you can tolerate. ...Read more

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How are broken bones treated in the 1920s?

How are broken bones treated in the 1920s?

Treated close w cast: Closed fractures were usually treated with plaster of Paris casting, possibly with wedging to correct angular deformities ...Read more

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What are the different types of bone fractures?

What are the different types of bone fractures?

Many types...: The basic categories would be open or closed, i.E whether there is an associated break in the overlying skin exposing the fracture to the outside and thereby increasing chance of infection. Also, intra or extra articular, i.e.Whether it is involving the joint. Also, comminuted, i.E whether the break involves two or more pieces. And lastly, displaced, that is whether the pieces have moved or not. ...Read more

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What is done for a fractured femur bone ?

What is done for a fractured femur bone ?

Femur fracture: Most femur fractures in adults are managed withsurgical repair. Most often, for fractures in the shaft of the bone, an im rod is inserted. For fractures above or extending into the knee, special plates and screws are used. ...Read more

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Why is there swelling if a bone fractures?

Why is there swelling if a bone fractures?

Soft tissue injury: When bones fracture they release a large amount of energy into the soft tissue around them which damages that tissue. In addition swelling also occurs as part of the healing response as blood flow increases to the area around the broken bone which also causes swelling. ...Read more

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What happens to bone fragments from a fractured elbow?

Absorbed: Small bone fragments are usually absorbed or "walled off" into the surrounding soft tissues- it truly depends on the nature and size of the fracture and fragments. ...Read more

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How to tell if i fractured a bone in my hand?

How to tell if i fractured a bone in my hand?

Pain swelling : Pain swelling discoloration, deformity are all signs that a fracture may be present. X-rays are a generally accepted way of confirmation. ...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