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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
|kyleighsmom - Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:38 am||
I just need some medical opinions. Is is common or necessary to brake a hairline fracture all the way through to make it easier to set the bone correctly?
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:37 pm||
Thank you for writing in.
It is usually not necessary to create a more severe fracture to treat a hairline fracture.
With a hairline fracture, there is usually no displacement or angulation of the bone The bone stays straight (no reduction needed) and heals with time and avoidance of trauma.
Hope this helps. If in doubt, check with your orthopedist for details in treating your condition.
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