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RTG Pisiform Fracture or Noise

While looking at the RTG images of pisiform fractures I find it really hard to distinguish between noise and hairline fractures. The region in question is marked with the red arrow. What are your ...
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How difficult is it to actually break someone's neck?

As a child I was told "if you break your neck, you die". I was also exposed to people who are paralyzed, due to spinal injuries. So clearly, it happens. In action movies and martial arts, there's ...
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Why does body movement still affect fractured bone when it is immobilized?

Let's assume we have a type 1 closed fracture in the coronoid process: The treatment is to immobilize that joint in plaster. However, the patient should also limit their movement. I wonder why ...
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Is this a trick question about a fracture?

I'm a medical student. As an exercise, we got an x-ray photograph of the left hand of a patient who reports to have fallen onto this hand, and has pain at the location of the scaphoid bone. The ...
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Do the screw holes in bones get fill in after get removed? [closed]

Due to a car accident I have two holes from external fixation in my tibia. I'm 22 years old,. So I was wondering if these holes get fill in with new bone as any fracture or just stay with soft tissue ...
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Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures?

Can isometric exercises preserve independence in seniors with hip fractures? When a senior person has a hip fracture, there's less than 50% chance of recovery to a pre-fracture level of function. You'...
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Antibiotics only if fractured?

My 3 year old daughter got her pinky finger closed in the door last night. It broke the skin. We took her to urgent care and they did an x-ray. While waiting for the results, the tech said that if ...
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What to do if someone breaks a bone?

I was wondering today about what someone should do immediately after either they or someone else had a fractured / broken bone. What first aid / steps should be taken after this happens? Is this ...
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What are long term complications of mild to moderate leg length discrepancy?

A leg-length discrepancy (from femur fracture or any other etiology) obviously causes an imbalance in gait, and therefore the entire kinetic chain. This often happens at a young age and therefore ...
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Can a healed fracture impact the structure of the sinus?

Could a healed fracture, years old, cause ridges/distress in the sinus? Enough for bacteria or fungus to cling to and cause a sinus infection? I researched some pictures of how the inside of the ...
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Are there any real-world application in a bone fracture detection program?

Sorry if I'm asking in the wrong community, but here's where I think I can reach more people in the medical field. I am in engineering, for a project in my uni, I thought of doing a research on ...
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How long it takes to return to daily activities?

These are my leg x-ray. I had an accident 7th may 2017. My fibula (hope I got the right name) was fractured. My orthopedist says nothings to worry. It will fine within two weeks. I have passed 12 days,...
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CRPS without constant pain

Hy everyone! My mom broke her right arm almost 2 months ago (I believe this is called distal radius fracture), and she had to undergo a surgery. 3 weeks after the surgery she started with ...
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Healing progress of tibia fracture 8 weeks post surgery

I suffered a closed, dislocated comminuted fracture of the extreme distal tibia just above the ankle joint on Feb 19th of this year with surgery the following day. I was treated with an IM nail for ...
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Will a CT scan help monitor my Tibia recovery better than an Xray?

I had an accident 18 months ago and can't use the leg fully because the Operation site hasn't healed and is still discharging. I had an IM surgery, and the implant has been removed about 10 months ago....
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I went through surgery and IM nail was placed in my leg, removed fear of infection because the OP site refused to close completely,

I had an accident over 1 year and 4 months ago and till today the OP site has not completely closed, although while dressing it I have seen some tiny bone fragments coming out about 5 times and it ...
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Scaphoid Fracture Explained in Layman's Term

I was diagnosed with a "closed displaced fracture of scaphoid of right wrist" today and was wondering exactly what that meant in layman's term. I can't seem to find a straight forward answer online ...
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Is this a comminuted fracture?

It says online that a fracture with multiple segments is considered comminuted, but in the case below with one tibial and two fibular segments, im not sure if there's enough segments to warrant ...
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How do surgeons select which fixation method to use?

For bone fractures, there are many different internal fixation methods to choose from when attempting to treat the injury. How do surgeons or the people responsible know which method provides more ...
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How to tell if my leg fracture is healing?

I had an accident in August and eventually had a cast put on. The 2 pictures below are my x-rays from 7th August and October 23rd 2015. I basically have 2 questions as I am considering going to ...
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What's the difference between a maisonneuve fracture and a Weber C fracture?

I feel like they're the same thing. Sprained syndesmotic ligaments, sprained deltoid and fractured fibula. So why is the maisonneuve fracture its own thing?