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Will A Fractured Hand Ever Be The Same Again
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
Stronger: Actually it is believed that where a bone heals will actually be stronger, due to laying down of new bone material. ...Read more
If my tooth was hit but it is still in the same position, should I let it rest by not using the tooth to bite anything for a couple of days?
How long will ice be effective on an injury. Will it still have the same effect that it would if you ice it right after the injury?
Ice is effective: Ice is effective after initial injury for up to 3-4 days depending on injury. ...Read more
After arm tendon repair,will tendon broke again?what will cause it broke again? Is it likely to happen in the first 2months and can I go back to gym?
Arm Tendon: More likely to break again. I would follow your team's protocol exactly and not over do it. ...Read more
Opened another symbicort inhaler and for the first puff, we just have to twist it once right? Not all the way through cuz it clicked after half turn
Had osteotomy to straighten ring finger distal phalanx. Joint was not exposed or operated on. Results were good, but now have a bigger bump than before just before the dip joint. Can it be shaved?
Does it take longer to heal from a C-section if this will be my srcond, then it did from the first. ?
Not really: Should heal the same way, same recovery. ...Read more
Can an avulsed tooth be saved? I recently had a tooth knocked out while playing basketball, and was told that if i had tried with put the tooth back into the socket within five minutes, there is a chance i might have been able to save the tooth. Is this t
In : In essence, and for the most part, it is true. The tooth would have had to have been clean... If it fell on the floor and it was just put back into the socket, it would have been contaminated. Also, the tooth would have then needed to be fixated to the adjacent teeth, to allow the bone to rebond to the tooth... Sort of like wearing a cast on a broken arm. This would have been done by a dentist. Finally, there would be a good chance the tooth would need root canal therapy due to the trauma. But in the end, you would have your own tooth. Consider replacing the missing tooth with an implant if your adjacent teeth do not have major restorative problems. Best of luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is pain and swelling more than a month after cutting through a tendon in my hand normal? I got hurt at work and as a result a tendon in my hand was severed. A doctor initially told me i would need surgery to repair the tendon but when he discovered it wa
OT: Stiffness, pain and swelling in the hand can be normal in this setting whether or not surgery was performed. Give it at least six weeks for the tissues to regain their tensile and compressive strength and seek the instruction of an occupational therapist. Second opinions are golden. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Third operation on a wrist ganglion cyst to be done soon. Do i need to wear a support forever after this? I have cerebral palsy in same side as well.
Not for a ganglion : However if you have increased flexion of your wrist due to CP and there is improvement in your grasp and release with a wrist splint and there are no alternatives such as Botox or surgery and the splint does not interfere with your mechanics of grasp and release by holdong your wrist too tight or too exnteded then you may benefit form a splint. A splint is not typically after a ganglion for long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had carpal tunnel surgery, will the hair on my hand look darker after the splint is removed or will it be the same because I have some black hairs.
If you had two differnt pills in the same bottle and one broke would it stick to the other? it had already been power formed after it broke can you just simply wipe them off? will it be ok? to take
Yes but: If you can see the powder that means that some , however minute the amount, would have stuck to the other. It'd be ok for you to gently wipe off the powder (no water). I presume that you are not allergic to the "broken" drug otherwise it would be a no-no. In practice, if you have been taking both drugs without problem, a little powder is not going to make much difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm area, is it a broken scaphoid, have broke same scaphoid twice before the 2nd time never got it checked out?
Spiral fibula fracture near ankle.. did not have insurance so it has been 3weeks in an ortho splint from the er. Will my leg have to be broken again?
No: No, at three weeks it will not be healed to the extent it needs to be rentoken, but I definitely would follow up with orthopedic surgeon. Some isolated fibula fractures can be treated without surgery; but others require surgery to prevent a very bad outcome. Be seen. ...Read more
How long will a broken bone hurt? I broke my ulna 2 weeks ago and it still hurts. It is a clean break that did not need to be set but is in a cast.
Is cast too tight?: Sometimes, there is swelling after a cast is applied. Such swelling can be serious and cause ongoing pain. Generally, if your broken bone is casted correctly, there is not much pain on a non-weight bearing area. Are you using your arm too much or putting strain on it? Have you reinjured it? If not, please see your bone doctor in 24-48 hours. Make sure to say you are having pain!!! Good Luck ...Read more
Is it true that if you want to remove the metal plate from your 5th metacarpal bone, you have to wait for at least 6 months since original surgery?
Hands heal more-: -rapidly than other long bones of the body. I usually would wait until imaging shows complete healing. Then when the hardware is removed U have 2 B protected 4 about 3 wks 2 allow the bones 2 remodel so they can accept the stresses. While the hardware is in it stress shields the bone so when the hrdwr is gone it needs time 2 re-align its internal structure 2 B strong again. ...Read more
If there is a suspected hairline fracture to the proximal end of the ulna but does not come up on X-rays what will a doctor do?
Treat and repeat. : Frequently a non-displaced fracture is questioned on x-rays. Typically the site, elbow in your case, is treated as if the fracture is there and then we re-X-ray the spot after 7-10 days to look for signs of healing. ...Read more
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