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Doctor insights on: Why Are Some People More Likely To Develop Multiple Fractures Than Others

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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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