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What makes an airport luggage scanner different from an X-ray scanner used in a hospital

Once upon a time I had an great idea. Instead of checking if my bones were broken or not for a price. I would make it totally free by putting my arms in a scanner used in a building and show the ...
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Exercising a leg with a broken femur

Should the leg with a broken femur (which has been treated with surgery) be exercised when the swelling of the leg has sufficiently decreased, but the muscles still hurt?
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How bone of broken toe can be straightened without surgery?

I am reading this article about broken toe: If your toe is crooked after the injury, the bone may be out of place and need to be straightened in order to heal properly. This may be done either ...
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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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Is it true that broken bone will never recover/restore its previous strength?

Is it true that broken bone will never return to its former state and regain its previous strength. I don't mean that it will be overly weak and fragile. Is the statement that a healed bone has a ...
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Can applying a simple 3m plaster splint on a non-displaced elbow fracture be billed as surgery in NY? [closed]

I am having an issue with a medical bill for a basic splint I got for a broken elbow. I am being charged $341.79 for a visit that literally consisted of about 2 or 3 minutes with the doctor followed ...
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broken bone heal time

I am lead to believe that a *minor break will take 6 months to become 99% strong. 12 months to become 100% strong. A orthopaedic surgeon advised me of this. With this in mind any activity that ...
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Could hairline fractures be obscured by x-ray images

I had fractured my ankle by the fracture of the fourth metatarsal was not seen in two X-rays that were taken. Only CT-scan revealed the cracks. Why is this the case? I was seen by an doctor who ...
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Do antibiotics contribute to bone healing?

Two weeks ago I broke my tibia in an accident. First I was taken to a hospital near the place where the accident happened, and the doctor gave me two options, either putting a plaster or inserting a ...
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Fractured 2nd metatarsal near the toe - treatment options? [closed]

I kicked a wall (don't ask!) and after some tooing and froing managed to get an x ray. If clearly shows a clean fracture of the 2nd metatarsal near the toe, not displaced. I'll go through the NHS ...
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Why have 2 bones in lower arm/leg and only 1 in upper?

I just broke my lower leg while skiing (both the tibia and the fibula). It's recovering well, having rest as my most prominent medicine. While thinking about my fracture, it appeared to me that we ...
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Why do broken ribs not lead to more complications?

With a broken rib there is no practical way to immobilize the broken bone while it heals (I mean you could brace it and use a heart-lung machine while it heals but that isn't done). This means that it ...
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How to walk with a Broken collarbone and Leg?

I'm writing a story where a character is thrown from a horse. In the fall he breaks his leg and his collar bone. Normally when someone breaks their leg they walk on crutches, however with a broken ...
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What are the long term health risks from repeated cortisone injections?

I broke my elbow (radial head fracture, approximately 13 months ago). A year after the accident it still hurt during some activities (such as riding my bicycle), so I returned to the orthopedist. The ...