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Dr. James Dukelow
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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 are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Many reasons: Bruising may be normal, and the predisposition to bruising can be inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds and cells needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop arachnoiditis than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop arachnoiditis than others?

Not Sure: Arachnoiditis is a chronic inflammatory condition. I would suspect that if you have a diet or lifestyle that is high in inflammatory chemicals that one would be more susceptible than another. I find that so many chronic inflammatory conditions are helped by diet and lifestyle changes. If this is something you have, also consult with a chinese medicine practitioner. It can help a lot! ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop polychondritis than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop polychondritis than others?

Not known: It is a chronic inflammatory condition involving the cartialge. Its cause is unknown. It is felt to be autoimmune and people can have antibodies to cartilage and collagen. There is an assocaition of other autoimmune disorders - systemic vasculitis, inflammatory eye disease, thyroid disease, sjogren's, systemic lupus and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Why are some people more injury prone than others?

Why are some people more injury prone than others?

Good Question: However there is probably no good answer. Genetics probably helps a lot. Some people are good athletes and other are not. Also, think like professional athletes to get the extra medical/chiropractic/massage therapies/athletic training etc. You should consider having this a part of your life as well. Exercising can tax your body and you need to have way to relieve pressure of prevent injuries. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

Circulation: Certain circulatory and neurological conditions make some people more prone to cold injury. ...Read more

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Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?

Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?

Multifactorial: The cause of a hernia may be different among patients, and even on the same patient over time. One herniaaybne caused by an operation in the setting of obesity and complicated by an infection. Another may be caused by a car accident. What is also important, but unknown is the fact that many with hernias have abnormal connective tissue or collagen. Why and who are still mysteries. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop coronary spasms than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop coronary spasms than others?

Several reasons: Endothelial dysfunction (improper function of the cells covering the inner surface of blood vessels) from smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and lack of exercise are some of the causes. ...Read more

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What are some people more prone to cancer than others?

What are some people more prone to cancer than others?

Definitely...: There are many genetic conditions that predispose affected individuals to developing cancers. (angelina jolie for example). ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Yes: Calluses and corns are thickened dead skin material, and form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. People whose feet bones are formed a way that causes more pressure or friction spots during walking will tend to get corns more easily. Poorly fitting shoes and excessive walking, running, or climbing may increase calluses and corns, too. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to get cancer than others?

Why are some people more likely to get cancer than others?

Genes vs environment: Some of us have better genetic protection than others. A few cancers are purely bad luck because you inherit specific genes. The majority are related to your environment and lifestyle/diet choices and a balance of "good" cancer suppressor genes and "bad" promoter genes. Some folks make better lifestyle/diet choices than others and some have more suppressor genes. Read more about "epigenetics". ...Read more

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Why are some people more prone to alcoholism than others?

Why are some people more prone to alcoholism than others?

Genetic factors: There is some "genetic predisposition" on children of alcoholics. This may be related to the chemistry of the brain and the centers for pleasure. Also children learn from the behavior of people who surround them. ...Read more

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Why are some people more cancer prone than others?

Why are some people more cancer prone than others?

Yes: Certain patients are more likely to get cancers than others. It is well known that there are certain genetic symdromes such as neurofibromatosis or li-fraumeni that lead to an increased incidence of brain tumors. Women who have a blood relative with breast cancer are at increased risk. Furthermore, a strong history of polyposis of the colon leads to an increased risk and thus more screenings. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get berylliosis than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get berylliosis than others. Which ones?

Occupational: This is an occupational disorder. Older (decades ago) flourescent light bulbs were made with berylium (be). Nowdays it is used mostly in aerospace manufacturing. People in jet engine plants for high-speed aircraft, missiles, space vehicles and satellites. Its lightweight, and strong. People working in these industries are more likely to come into contact with be dust. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop blighted ovum than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop blighted ovum than others?

Age and egg supply: Most blighted ovum pregnancies are genetically abnormal. Miscarriages increase as women get older, but low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve) at any age increases the odds of miscarriage or genetically abnormal pregnancy. Rarely a woman or man has a genetic rearrangement (translocation) causing abnormal eggs or sperm. See a fertility md after 2 miscarriages if conceiving easily, sooner if not. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get angiitis than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get angiitis than others. Which ones?

Can't predict: Can not tell you how to predict this. There are a variety of types of angiitis from inflammatory - polyangiitis with granulomatosis, allergic granulomatosis, CNS vasculitis, it is an inflammation of blood vessels and is called also vasculitis and can be seen wiht infections like hepatitis, medications, cancers, and even rheumatic diseases. Uncertain i can predict an answer. ...Read more

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Are some people more likely to get the flu than others?

Are some people more likely to get the flu than others?

Yes: As with all infectious diseases, some people are more likely to catch the disease, while others are less likely to. A person who has close contact with many other people will be exposed to more sick people, and will be more likely to catch the flu. Someone who has no protection from past flu vaccines or flu illnesses, will more easily get the disease after exposure to the virus. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

Forceful vomiting: Esophageal rupture is not very common, but can be a very big deal; can cause life threatening complications, ifection, etc. More common in forced vomiting, retching. Bulimics can be at increased risk; uncommonly can be a post procedure complication after medical/gi procedures such as passage of an ng tube, endoscopic manipulations. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting pseudogout?

Are some people more prone to getting pseudogout?

In some cases: Pseudogout refers to a type of arthritis that causes sudden episodes of joint pain and swelling. It is due to the accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in joints and surrounding tissues. People can inherit a predisposition to pyrophosphate accumulation and are at higher risk for disease. Other risk factors include age, iron storage problems and parathyroid gland diease. ...Read more

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How can I heal multiple fractures?

How can I heal multiple fractures?

See an orthopaedist: There are many different factors that influence the healing a bone fractures. The bones involved and the severity of the fractures will dictate healing time. See your orthopaedic surgeon for a specific discussion of your injuries. Adding a calcium and vitamin d supplement will assist in your overall healing process. ...Read more

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What are the tests for multiple fractures?

What are the tests for multiple fractures?

Multiple fractures: Patients presenting the emergency room with multiple fractures are usually diagnosed with xrays initially. More advanced imaging may be necessary, but old fashioned xrays is the standard of care. ...Read more

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Can shock be caused by multiple fractures?

Can shock be caused by multiple fractures?

Yes: Multiple fractures that generally occur with major accidents such as a motor vehicle accidents or battle field injuries can result in mulitple fractures that can lead to hypovolemic shock from blood loss. Other injuries leading to spine involvement can lead to neurogenic shock.....You can review the types of shock by visiting reputable medical sites on the internet. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to recover from multiple fractures?

For how long does it take to recover from multiple fractures?

It depends: Everyone is different and every fracture is different. Each injury requires a various amount of healing before function can be restored. If surgery is needed as well that can also impact the time it takes to rehab appropriately. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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I just incurred multiple fractures. Besides pain, what are the other symptoms I should look for?

I just incurred multiple fractures. Besides pain, what are the other symptoms I should look for?

A lot of symptoms: When have mutiple fractures, this means the risk factors increase and complication rate increased, like injury to nerve, injury to blood vesseles, possible faty embolism, resparotery prblems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what helps in healing multiple fractures after plasters?

Don't smoke: Things that help fractures heal include calcium (1500mg/day), vitamin d (2000iu) a day, but there is some conflicting data on that. But vitamin d deficiency can slow fracture healing. Above all else avoid smoking which greatly slows fracture healing. Also avoid nsaids (like ibuprofen) as they may also slow bone healing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing broken bones (multiple fractures).

I am experiencing  broken bones (multiple fractures).

General.: Hi Please consult me directly so we can discuss this. Moreover this is something you should really see your Primary care doctor about. ...Read more

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I was working as a delivery man in a pizza company, i got a very bad accident and had multiple fractures. What can I do to recover faster?

I was working as a delivery man in a pizza company, i got a very bad accident and had multiple fractures. What can I do to recover faster?

Good healthy habits: Take great care of yourself- eat well - no junk food, 3 square meals each day. Make sure to get a portion of meat or fish or poultry or eggs or cheese with each meal. Get plenty of sleep. Drink only water. Get some fresh air and sunshine each day. Make sure that you are getting proper physical therapy. ...Read more

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How to treat an infant with multiple fractures?

How to treat an infant with multiple fractures?

Abuse: Multiple fractures in an infant is a sign of child abuse. The child needs to be evaluated for that potential. There is also a syndrome called iatrogenic a i perfecta that may cause weak none and increase the liklihood of fracture and should potentially be evaluate for. ...Read more

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How much rest is required to prevent multiple fractures on hips?

How much rest is required to prevent multiple fractures on hips?

Rest does not: Prevent fractures. Healthy bones do which is why weight bearing exercise is so important. ...Read more

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My mother has multiple fractures. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has multiple fractures. Does that mean anything significant?

Yes: When you have multiple fracture, could means severe osteoporosis, cancer in the bone or some place else but move to the bone and trauma please check it out. Good luck and thank you... ...Read more

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Could multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more

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I have brain damage due to multiple fractures, what to do?

I have brain damage due to multiple fractures, what to do?

Rehab: Skull fractures alone don't always cause brain injury, but often do. Depending on the nature of the brain injury; severity, location etc & degree of impairment, there are rehab specialists who treat brain injury. They may be neurologists (rarely) or physical medicine-rehab docs. You can find help by looking up your state's Brain Injury Association or talking to your primary doctor for referral. ...Read more

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Why might respirine be given to a patient with multiple fractures, legs, wrist etc?

Why might respirine be given to a patient with multiple fractures, legs, wrist etc?

Reflex sympathetic : Most likely they treated for reflex sympathetic syndrome which happen some when have a lot of pain in some patients. ...Read more

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To what extent should I rest for multiple fractures on ribs?

To what extent should I rest for multiple fractures on ribs?

6-8 wks: Rib fractures generally take 6- 8 weeks to heal. More than one does not increase the healing time... But multiple rib fxs. Does increase the chance of pneumothorax...See your md ...Read more

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Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Unlikely: While a single fracture that has not moved (nondisplaced) can heal with out surgery, the more fractures present the more likely that surgery will be needed to stabilize the bone. ...Read more

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