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Why have 2 bones in lower arm/leg and only 1 in upper?

The reasons for 2 bones in your lower arm can be to help your hand turn and give you more control over it. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and has large muscles to help control it. Since ...
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What sort of damage would someone get from a 80ft drop?

First off, she would be killed instantly. There wouldn't be any question of what might kill her "ultimately" because ultimately would be the moment she hit the ground. Yes, there have been people who ...
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Exercising a leg with a broken femur

This is a question to ask the surgeon who operated on the leg. Eventually, once the femur heals, you should be able to exercise on it unless there are some unusual individual circumstances. However, ...
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What sort of damage would someone get from a 80ft drop?

I agree with @Carey Gregory's answer. I can tell you how a man falling only 30 feet landing on his back on concrete died. A 30 year old male working on the underside (?) of a bridge, unsecured, fell ...
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What are the long term health risks from repeated cortisone injections?

I'll start off by highlighting a couple of more general studies: Cole & Schumacher (2005): A general study of corticosteroids, this found that some corticosteroids may be free of side effects (...
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Why do broken ribs not lead to more complications?

Ribs have an important role to play: they protect the internal organs of the chest from injury. They wouldn't be very good at it if something as minor as a break was likely to allow a rib to poke and ...
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How to walk with a Broken collarbone and Leg?

Bones should be maximally immobilized. It is very painful and dangerous to move otherwise. It is possible to walk, using only one crutch (I know this by practice). Probably it is possible to use ...
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Can applying a simple 3m plaster splint on a non-displaced elbow fracture be billed as surgery in NY?

From what I've been able to gather, it appears that treatment of a broken bone is in the same group of codes as surgery because of the after care. The coding is supposed to include follow up care for ...
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Could hairline fractures be obscured by x-ray images

It is difficult to judge, as we don’t know whether your fracture resulted from an acute direct trauma or whether it is a so called “stress fracture” (due either to an abrupt increase in activity or to ...
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Do antibiotics contribute to bone healing?

The antibiotics may have been, because you had surgery. They broke skin Introduce new particles to the body Your bone was already broken Since infection can lead to prolonged healing, you could see ...
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Fractured 2nd metatarsal near the toe - treatment options?

Edit: If there's any obvious fracture, follow RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Do not bear any weight until you can see a specialist and get a diagnosis, and a diagnosis you are happy with. ...
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