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Hi, I have clavicle fracture on my right shoulder collar bone in middle part. I wear shoulder sling to heal that fractured bone, how long does it take for this fracture to heal properly? Do I need to wear arm support along with sling regularly? And healing of bone is n not visible in xray even after three weeks, is it normal? Please let me know.

Dr. Avinash Jain 87% (79 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist, Indore
I have clavicle fracture on my right shoulder collar bone in middle part.
I wear shoulder sling to heal that frac...
It usually take 3-4 months for a visible fracture union in an Xray But do not worry In a clavicle fracture usually 4-6 weeks of brace is sufficient for early pain relief and rehabilitation then on you will be free of d brace Good luck.
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Distal femur fracture hai 3 month go gaye hai but grade 3 communated femur fracture hai how much time to recover.

Dr. Mohammed Faizan 84% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Nagpur
It depends on your status of fracture now, if it is healing in proper position then it should recover at about 3-5 months.
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I have get struck on the borewell at road my left leg had got 2 fracture guide me what I'll do I am scared about operation please help me.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (14121 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello. Consult an orthopedic surgeon and follow the treatment. Also take Homoeopathic Medicine Arnica Montana 30.
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Hi, Wife got barged into & knocked over. Has got a pain in the ribs which I suspect could be a fractured rib but a lump is also evident. Any idea what the lump could be. Please help me.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 95% (21690 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, Wife got barged into & knocked over. Has got a pain in the ribs which I suspect could be a fractured rib but a  l...
Hi, lybrate-user, Lump could be the clotted blood adjoining her ribs, moreover, it could be essessed, locally, interrogating the condition of ribs, itself. Tk, care.
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Sir mere grade 3 communated femur fracture hai 4 month ho gaye hai but healing is very slow Please suggest.

Dr. S. Gomathi 91% (771 ratings)
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
It's slow healing only, it will take 12 to 14 weeks to heal completely, mean time follow up with rest, mild exercises and physiotherapy would help.
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I broke my right leg just under the knee. After operation it will take long time to recover. Is there any other option to recover it early.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 93% (1065 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
U need to undergo surgery. Along with that you can take homeopathic medicines for faster recovery.
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I have hit my cheekbone against the corner of a wall. Now it’s hurting but I’m not allowed to go to the doctor. Is it fractured?

Dr. Ashutosh Garg 88% (90 ratings)
M.S - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Mohali
U definitely need to investigate to rule out underlying fracture. Till you get the x ray done apply ice packs locally and soft diet that's easy to chew. Hope this sort your query.
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I had accident yesterday my distal femur bone is fractured their is minor fracture in my femur bone in how many days it will heel up?

Dr. Avinash Jain 87% (79 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist, Indore
Dear lybrate-user Since you are young the fracture will definitely get united Regarding time duration- needs to see the X-rays (if you can share- (if not in public then can share in private) Take care.
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How To Diagnose Fracture?

Dr. Romil Rathi 87% (22 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Nagpur
How To Diagnose Fracture?

Fractures are simply a break in a bone. They can be caused due to injury, (traumatic fractures) or a pre-existing condition like osteoporosis that causes weakening of bones (pathologic fractures). There are many ways to classify fractures. All fractures fall into the major categories of simple and compound fractures. Simple fractures are fractures where bones remain inside the skin and don’t jut out. They are also called closed fractures.

Compound fractures, also called open fractures, are broken bones that penetrate through the skin. These types expose the bone and deep tissues to the environment. Compound fractures are more serious of the two. The healing here may be affected due to deep infections for which antibiotics need to be used. There are many different sub types of fractures and we’re only going to skim through them here.

  1. Comminuted fractures: Severe fractures in which a bone breaks into several smaller pieces.
  2. Avulsion fractures: A small piece of bone is completely torn off from the main bone due to fierce pulling off a part of the body.

Other types of fractures are characterised by the many different angles the bone breaks into like transverse, oblique and spiral fractures.

When a bone is broken there are symptoms like swelling that doesn’t subside on its own and pain. In such a case it’s imperative that one goes to a doctor for a diagnosis. Doctors can usually recognise most fractures by examining the injury and taking an X-ray. The X-ray also provides a clear idea about the type of fracture and the degree of displacement of the bone. And, it’s important that the patient doesn’t wait too long before approaching a doctor. This is because bones begin to heal very quickly after a fracture and the bone tissue will heal using any tissue available. This can lead to a misalignment of broken pieces of bone and cause disability and loss of function.

There are cases when X-ray may not show a fracture. This is especially common in fractures in the hip and wrist in older people. For diagnosing these, doctors will get some other tests done such as a computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or a bone scan.

Fractures have to be treated by doctors. The doctors set the fractured bones in their proper place and hold them there so that they can heal. Setting a bone is called "reduction." Reduction without surgery is called "closed reduction." But if the fracture is serious, it’s going to require surgery with bone repositioning, called open reduction.

In extreme cases, pins, plates, screws, rods, or glue are used to hold the fractured bones in place, inside the body. Once the bone abutment has been treated, the bone is immobilised to allow the broken pieces to heal. In most cases, the fractured part is set in a rigid cast. The fractured ends of the bone can be fixed into place using metal pins connected to an external frame. This is removed after the bone has healed.


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