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I went to the ER and got X-ray of my injured wrist. They said it was fractured. Then i went to an orthopedic surgeon who reviewed the X-ray and didn't see a fracture .Can i email an X-ray to you?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Consider source

Orthopedic surgeon and radiologist review many more radiographs than er physician.
Their interpretation is usually the most accurate. Many variations can occur in the structure of bones which can be misinterpreted as fractures unless rely on large amount of experience in interpretation.

In brief: Consider source

Orthopedic surgeon and radiologist review many more radiographs than er physician.
Their interpretation is usually the most accurate. Many variations can occur in the structure of bones which can be misinterpreted as fractures unless rely on large amount of experience in interpretation.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Ketan Mody
Go with ortho opinion. Or get second one. Agree wirh previous answer
Dr. Edward Druy
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask for radiology dx

It is possible that the er doc misinterpreted the x-rays.
Usually there will be a report from the radiologist. Ask to see that. The radiologist report and the orthopedist report should be similar.

In brief: Ask for radiology dx

It is possible that the er doc misinterpreted the x-rays.
Usually there will be a report from the radiologist. Ask to see that. The radiologist report and the orthopedist report should be similar.
Dr. Edward Druy
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There is a way via

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Still there are xrays that may/maynot show a fracture that is/isnt there. Additional diagnostic images may be warranted if the clinical exam is not enough to confirm or reject that a factue has occured. Remember an xray is just one snapshot and is never perfect, it one piece of the puzzle in diagnosis.

In brief: There is a way via

This website to contact participants privately with direct questions in a secure fashion.
Still there are xrays that may/maynot show a fracture that is/isnt there. Additional diagnostic images may be warranted if the clinical exam is not enough to confirm or reject that a factue has occured. Remember an xray is just one snapshot and is never perfect, it one piece of the puzzle in diagnosis.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Excellent response.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Negative

If an orthopedic surgeon said x-rays are negative, then it is highly unlikely you have a fracture.
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In brief: Negative

If an orthopedic surgeon said x-rays are negative, then it is highly unlikely you have a fracture.
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. James Dickson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Sure

Sometimes x-rays can be misinterpreted by er docs.
No harm done if it is true; i'd be happy to review it.

In brief: Sure

Sometimes x-rays can be misinterpreted by er docs.
No harm done if it is true; i'd be happy to review it.
Dr. James Dickson
Dr. James Dickson
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