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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, please note that I am not an orthopedist, and please make note of the disclaimer in the yellow box next to your question. This is not to be construed as personal medical advice. Second, major ouch! You have my sympathy. You can tell is a fracture is healing by looking for a callus. This is a series of radiographs of a more serious tibial-fibular ...


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I was going to say no because I was under the impression there was also a component of the fragment sizes in the definition (I'm not a specialist), but in doing a bit of research I appear to be wrong. I was going to say originally it's a seemingly-open leg fracture (both bones), but according to http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00522 it is ...


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Your doctor would be the most qualified to answer this. I am not able to interpret x-rays, but I do know that fractures usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. That can differ based on a persons age, nutrition, and whether they have any other underlying health conditions, and the severity of the fracture. Your doctor who knows your health condition would be able ...


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The Maisonneuve fracture is a special form of the Weber C fracture. What makes it special is that the fracture of the fibula has to be localized within the proximal third of the fibula shaft (see "The Maisonneuve fracture is a spiral fracture of the proximal third of the fibula", http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23079149). Weber C includes all ...


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