Bone Fracture

A fracture in the bone is a break in the continuity of the bone. There are different types of bone fractures. It includes stable fracture, open (compound) fracture, transverse fracture, oblique fracture, comminuted fracture. The symptoms include pain, swelling, inability to hold weight, bleeding, etc.

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My child has knee pain after falling from the trampoline and cannot straighten his knees. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My six-year-old child has knee and shin pain. While jumping on the trampoline, he fell, screaming and holding his knee. He cannot put any weight on it and cannot straighten the knee. He has been pushing my hand away with his foot when I try to look at the knee. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you consult a specialist and start the following medication with their consent. Start the child on syrup Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) 6 milliliters twice a day for three days for the pain and swelling. Ice pack application may also help along w...  Read Full »

My ankle got twisted after I fell from the skateboard. Do I have swelling on the outer side of my foot due to a broken ankle joint?

Query: Hello doctor,I fell off a skateboard 2.5 hours ago and landed on my ankle, which got twisted by 90 degrees. It is slightly swollen, and the swelling is about one and a half inches in diameter on the outer side of my foot. It pains when I press the swelling and the edge of the malleolar and midfoot. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern, and I feel sorry for such acute discomfort you are having. Therefore, I will guide you regarding your problem. Thank you.  Read Full »

My left wrist is swollen after a bike accident. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor,I met with a bike accident three days ago and had swelling in my left wrist. I have got an X-ray (AP, oblique) of the left wrist. Currently, I am on Combiflam and Rantac medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern, and I hope you are not in much discomfort. I have reviewed your X-ray images (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) and found a mild cortical irregularity in the area between the waist and distal pole of the scaphoid bone...  Read Full »

Please suggest some treatment for shoulder pain due to fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I fell on my shoulder from a higher surface to a hard floor last night, about 15 hours ago, and I have been having constant pain, and pain gets worse when I move it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I have read your query and will definitely help you out. Since you had a fall, the first thing I want to rule out is any fracture of your shoulder since you have severe pain and decreased movement. It can be ruled out with one x-ray of the shoulder. If there is any f...  Read Full »

Will X-ray not show fracture in the bone behind the front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago front right central incisor pushed back 1 mm. I had a root canal done three months later. I had an X-ray from the dentist and also an endodontist. They said they could not see bone behind the tooth fractured at all. However, when I eat certain foods, I feel clicks and hear...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and shall try my best to get some solution. The clicking and popping you are mentioning might not necessarily be due to the bone behind the top teeth. It might be just due to some movement in your teeth only or maybe if there is some mal...  Read Full »

Can ganglion cyst occur on a fracture site?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 years old. I keep on getting ganglion cysts. Previously, I had 6 cysts and the last one was worse. It appeared where I had a broken bone previously, and a fracture on my fifth metatarsal. It grew a little and got ruptured a week back. It is causing pain affecting mobility and getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am unable to comment on the exact cause of the lump or bump that you are experiencing. You have not attached your ultrasound report. It seems to be a ganglion as it bursts spontaneously. But multiple incidence and location are unusual to occur especially on the fo...  Read Full »

How to manage a piece of bone that has protruded through the gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth extraction after having Zoledronic infusions. A few weeks back, a small piece of bone protruded through my gums. It caused ulcers on my tongue. I took two courses of Amoxicillin. My dentist tried to pull the bone before realizing that it was fused with my bone. I was told...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have Paget's disease or osteoporosis. It is not a good sign to have bone exposure or protrusion. You did not mention the exact site. I assume that it is present on the lower tooth. Please mention whether the protruded bone came out through the...  Read Full »

I wanted a second opinion to check if my fractured sacrum has fully healed.

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I got a fracture in my sacrum. After taking rest for two months, the doctor advised me to do an MRI scan. The result showed that the stress fracture has got healed. But still, I have some numbness and pain in the area after doing exercise. My pain begins and ends very quickly. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do not have any fracture now. There is callus formation which suggests the healing process. To regain tensile strength, it takes some time for a month. I suggest you avoid sport...  Read Full »

What can cause a bony bump on the left side of the nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bump on the left side of my nose. It feels like cartilage or bone. It has always been there since I can remember. The right side of my nose does not have a bump whatsoever. I have always experienced breathing problems. I do not know if I should be concerned or that it is just ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bruce Eric Hudkins

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is likely resultant from an old fracture, possibly acquired at a very young age from the normal bumps and bruises of being a child and learning to walk, etc. As we get older, this can lead to chronic nasal obstruction as not only does the outside of the nose sho...  Read Full »

Can head injury result in the inability to open the mouth properly?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. Before four days, I fell down from the stairs. It caused injury on the right side of the brain just above the right ear. Now, I am unable to open my jaws properly and I cannot sleep while keeping my head on the right side. When I am trying to open my mouth fully, I am no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a history of falling down from the stairs. So it may have caused injuries on the jaws and skull bones. You need to do an X-ray of the jaw and temporal to check for a fracture. If you do not have a fracture, then it can be a muscle injury. In these cases, you ca...  Read Full »

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