Common "Fractures" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Bone is connective tissue. Any break in the connectivity of the bone is known as a fracture. It may be due to bone pathologies like cancer, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoporosis, etc. In such cases, it is referred to as pathological fractures. It can also be due to trauma and road accidents. Fractures cause pain, swelling, bruise, inability to move the affected region, discoloration over the skin of the fractured site, and bleeding in case of open fractures. Immobilization is the primary treatment principle. Based on the site and intensity, plaster casts, screws, rods, plates, and external fixators approximate the fractured ends in their original shape and immobilized.

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How to cure my thoracic vertebra compression fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 72-year-old female. Recently I had a thoracic vertebra fracture (compression fracture) for bone number 12. I can hardly stand up and raise my hand. I was in bed for about a week. When I lay flat, I did not feel any pain. I am taking Calcitriol and Vitamin D3 supplements. I have lum...  Read Full »

Dr. Ranvir Sachin Tukaram

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I have gone through your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and x-rays (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I can see that there is a compressive fracture of the T12 Vertebra, which is stable. Currently, the best treatment is bracing, includ...  Read Full »

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