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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 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 »

I have been on long-term medication for myelopathy leading to C6 arthritis. How long will the recovery take?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered from traumatic myelopathy six months ago when I was hit by a car. I had severe arthritis at C6, so the whiplash contused my spinal cord. I do not have motor deficits. I have sensory deficits, mainly in the hips, legs, and feet (back of my arms). The neurologist said I could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, the recovery in such cases is slow and gradual. It may take a year or two at times to get complete relief. Gabapentin should be gradually stopped before starting Pregabalin. When you begin taking tablet Pregabalin (Lyrica), symptoms wil...  Read Full »

What are the chances of healing and potential deformity based on the recent X-ray results of my mother's fractured forearm?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 70 years old and had a right forearm fracture. The plaster was done ten days ago. We got an X-ray done today and wanted to discuss the condition and chances of healing and deformity with you.   Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Sorry for being late. I have seen the X-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There are two things. First, the bones at the fracture site are not aligned in an acceptable position. Second, the bones are very weak known as...  Read Full »

I want to know the location and severity of buckle fracture in the attached file. Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor, Can you identify the buckle fracture location in my son's X-ray? Please see the attached files. I am interested in understanding the location and severity of the buckle fracture.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your attending doctors may have already informed you that buckle fractures are not of any severity. This is because the bones of the child are pliable enough so that the bone saves itself by buckling rather than breaking altogether. Treatment is quite simple and stra...  Read Full »

My daughter needs surgery for an ankle injury. Is it necessary?

Query: Hello doctor,I am inquiring regarding the need for surgery for my daughter's ankle injury. She has been experiencing pain and instability in her left ankle for six weeks following an injury, with recurring swelling and bruising. Additionally, she had an adulation fracture four years ago. Please help...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Surgery is not recommended for sprains in a 14-year-old patient, as most injuries tend to heal on their own. Only a small percentage may necessitate surgical intervention, particularly for ligament reconstruction and repa...  Read Full »

I suffered a fracture 11 years ago. Please review the reports.

Query: Hello doctor,11 years ago, I suffered a fracture during an assault. I have received two diagnoses and wanted to know if a left-arm radius displaced fracture is the same as a left-arm radius midshaft fracture.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammed Hassan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Actually, "left radius midshaft fracture" is the proper term in medical or forensic science. It specifies the precise location, anatomy, and nature of the fracture. "Left radius displaced fracture" is a confusing ...  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 »

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 »

Please review my sister-in-law's hand X-ray for a fracture.

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching the X-ray reports of my sister-in-law, whose hand has been fractured. She has HTN. Kindly suggest the protocol she needs to follow step by step.   Read Full »

Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) the X-ray reports. She has a fracture of the lower end of the radius just above the wrist, which is displaced with a tilt. I suggest a closed reduction and a below elbow plaster slab for one week. Rep...  Read Full »

I have had osteomyelitis in my fractured leg. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Can osteomyelitis infection be cured completely? I met with an accident nine months ago, in which my right leg got fractured. I had surgery and had a rod put inside my leg. After three months, I got osteomyelitis. The doctor drained it but recurred again. My doctor removed the rod and pu...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. In any bone infection, first of all, the infected tissue has to be removed completely so that only healthy tissue remains. This requires thorough debridement and if required, an antibiotic spacer to be put inside ...  Read Full »

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