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What does it mean to have an acute fracture?

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: "Acute" = New/recent

"acute" just means that whatever it is is new.
So "acute fracture" means the bone is recently broken. Usually we can see signs of healing on an x-ray as time goes on. If healing signs are seen, you would not call the fracture "acute".

In brief: "Acute" = New/recent

"acute" just means that whatever it is is new.
So "acute fracture" means the bone is recently broken. Usually we can see signs of healing on an x-ray as time goes on. If healing signs are seen, you would not call the fracture "acute".
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
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In brief: You

Just got it.

In brief: You

Just got it.
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