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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 the movements and actions of a wrist and shoulder are different, different joints were needed. Wrist are more delicate and do a lot different precise task. ...


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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 survived falls from much greater heights, with the record holder being Vesna Vulović, a Serbian flight attendant who fell 10,160 m (33,330 ft), but those are ...


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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, you do not want to start exercising if the bone has not healed yet. Whether the bone is healed or not will depend on (a) how long it has been since the surgery (...


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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 as above. There were no obvious external injuries. The skull was intact, etc. He arrived by ambulance unconscious and without a pulse. Advanced Trauma Life ...


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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 (specifically, intraarticular corticosteroids) for a series of short-term injections for a short amount of time (one injection every three months for two years). ...


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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 puncture things. The ribs act as a unit (they all move at the same time) and they offer a lot of protection to the heart, lungs, etc., because they are ...


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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 it on the side opposite to broken collar bone. Most probably, if we have complex fracture, it will be recommended to use carriage, especially on initial stages ...


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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 90 days if the info I found was correct. It appears it should only be applying a splint if the splint is a one off without after care.


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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 chronic overload). While most of the acute fractures (in particular shaft fractures) are visible on lateral view Rx (+/- oblique or modified lateral views Rx)...


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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 it working that way. Fluoroquinolones are known to negatively affect bone growth, this is mostly seen in infants though. The effect of antibiotics on bone ...


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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. Try to rest it as much as possible and keep the limb elevated above the heart as much as you can until you have professional medical advice. In my situation: ...


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