Fracture

What is Fracture?

A fracture is the separation of an object or material into two, or more, pieces under the action of stress.

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I have had a below the knee cast on for two weeks after fracturing my fibula. The last couple of days I have had a pain in my calf which I am managing by taking ibuprofen. It is not an unbearable pain, more of an ache and it doesn't stop me sleeping or anything. Should I be worried about dvt? The doctor at the hospital didn't seem overly concerned when I mentioned to him yesterday. He just said to keep my leg elevated when sitting and keep wiggling my toes, which I am doing. Your advice is appreciated. Thanks, Sarah

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About 3 years ago I broke four front right ribs (below peck and above navel), as well as one or two on the outside of the right of my back. I have had muscle problems since, tightness and occasional spasm along the back strap and within the shoulder area. About four days ago I had recurring pain in the same ribs which felt very much like a re-fracturing had occurred, although no physical trauma has occurred. About the next day I noticed the area along the front of the formerly broken rib area was numb on the skin, whilst noting a warm to the touch feeling in the ribs themselves. Additionally, the only pain I feel is sharp, whereas it had primarily dull and occasioned with sharp pains when I palpated the area. Now, I have a blistering occurring along the area, starting on my side and radiating towards the formerly broken ribs. It looks like an allergy or bug bite , but it has noticeably grown from my side along the broken ribs in the front and only above the formerly broken ribs in my back. Also, the numbness has increased along with presentation of the rash-like dotting along my chest . What is going on? Thanks.

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may be shingles..see dr. if persists

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I fell 18 days ago on my right side fracturing a right rib #7 along with contusions to my right hip. Xrays and C scans showed no fracture to the hip area.Had lots of bruising down the hip into my leg. All the bloodly bruise has disappeared.. About a week ago a large soft lump appeared in the injured area of my hip. There is very little pain involved when touching that area What could this be? Should I be concerned?

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Jim

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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

This is likely fibrous or scar tissue. When trauma occurs in any aspect of the body, there is the formation of scar tissue in the area.

Eventually as remodelling of the area occurs, the 'lump' or scarred area will decrease in size. As you stated, the area is...

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hi sir, my name is dilip kumar shaw. i live in durgapur. west bengal, india.
on 26 th of march my mom got an fracture (distal humerous fracture) because of fall.
sir i want to know what is this fracture and how is the chance to full treatment and curing of this type of fracture.and where i should take my mom for treatment. a local doctor said this is very bad injury n need to surgery and also stated that curing of this type of fracture not guranteed even after surgery , is it right.
thank u

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Hi,
As now 3 months passed it is difficult to treat this type of fracture as by this time there might be mal-united fracture.
You might have taken decision at the time of fall.
Even then consult orthopedic surgeon and take his opinion.
Ok and take care.

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Hi. I ve got a bad hand . I have no idea what has happened to it, but it feels like it s a fracture . I only feel it when I turn my hand and bend it. Something like this has happened to me before. I made a horrible footstep, and wrinkled my ankle. Later, an X-ray showed that the leg had a 3 week old fracture. So I just wonder.. May I have a fracture?

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Hello.
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her...

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I have a small problem, I had a fracture at my right leg 6 months ago and now i have some big pain. but not where it was the fracture, the pain is in my ankle. can you tell me why ? and what shoult i do, i;m a little scared that it;s something related to that base of the 5th metatarsian fracture that i had 6 months ago thanks!

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that must b a jones fracture . that has a vry good results.nothing to worry relax urself first .if theres no h/o trauma to ur ankle then relax again it cud b a some simple twist while walking thats trouubling u .if ur really worried , consult naerby orthopedic Doctor

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Respected Sir, My name is AAAAA , I would like to ask about my friend who s left leg is 8 to 9 inch short due to polio attack in childhood, so is there any surgury which can be done. I also want to tell you that righ now he can move his leg and feel every thing, its just that its short, If you can answer me my mail address is YYYY@YYYY I will be very thankful to you.

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Hello. I'm sorry about your friend's situation. It is possible to lengthen a shortened limb surgically. These techniques -- which are based on the pioneering work of the Russian physician Gavriil Ilizarov -- can be performed at any age. Bone lengthening is achieved through the use of an apparatus...

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Hi! I actually work for ENT MD Anyways, took fall at work landing on left side of body Was able to see chiropractor soon after so neck, back, knees feeling better but I also landed on left hand I know its not broken cause I can move fingers bit vain from end of thumb to wrist is popping and very painful when I remove ice pack I've taken aspirin and ibuprofen but not helping Do I need to go to an Urgent Care or will this just fix itself? Thank You In Advance!

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Hi, many thanks for the query!
Yes, you need to get a X-ray of your wrist done to rule out fracture which is most likely in your case.
Most common fracture due to fall on an outstretched arm is "Colle's Fracture".
Consult with & get physically examined by your Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Take...

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Something is around with my elbow . I ve broken it before and its normal when it pops every time I straighten it. But yesterday, I hit it on the corner of a window aove the elbow but below the back of the arm . Now, I can barely straighten it without an extremely sharp constant pain. It hurts to lift weight with it. It hurts to touch it. I can t tell if its swollen because when i broke it, it made the bone stick out and its bigger than my other one.

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the description of symptoms, you could have suffered a fracture or a soft tissue injury resulting in hematoma.

An xray of the injured area will diagnose a fracture and it has to be treated accordingly either with a cast or surgery.

If it's only a soft...

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I have had a below the knee cast on for two weeks after fracturing my fibula. The last couple of days I have had a pain in my calf which I am managing by taking ibuprofen. It is not an unbearable pain, more of an ache and it doesn't stop me sleeping or anything. Should I be worried about dvt? The doctor at the hospital didn't seem overly concerned when I mentioned to him yesterday. He just said to keep my leg elevated when sitting and keep wiggling my toes, which I am doing. Your advice is appreciated. Thanks, Sarah

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Hello, My name is victor i have 16 years old and i fracture my fibula bone, never broke it only fracture it and well doctor told me to not put wieght on it and well what happens if i put some wight on it, plus i have problems were do i put my fracture ankle when i go to the bathroom or in the car, theres no space to put it on, It hurts everyhting when the blood goes down and it hurts really bad. i forgot to say that this happen on tuesday 8/14/12 and i have a splint and bandages only not a cast. i enter school on the 28th and i live far away idk if i can walk by that day. i broke it on football they fell on me

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