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Magnets for Faster Bone Healing

Magnets for Faster Bone Healing

Learn why some people advocate wearing magnets to help broken bones heal faster, though the method lacks evidence. Magnets have been used in alternative medicine for conditions ranging from systemic illness to joint pain. Similarly, some have...

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Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Ankle Fractures

Bimalleolar ankle fractures are serious injuries that almost always require surgery. Trimalleolar fractures are similar injuries. The ankle joint is where the bones of the leg (the tibia and fibula) meet with the bones on the hindfoot (talus) to...

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Types and Symptoms of Ankle Fractures

Broken ankles are among the most common fracture types. Find information about the different types of injuries and how they are treated. Ankle fractures are common injuries to the bones around the ankle joint. There are many types of ankle...

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Knee Dislocation Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

A knee dislocation is a serious injury in which the thigh and shin bones are separated, often by a high impact Treatment almost always involves surgery. A knee dislocation is an uncommon but extremely serious injury in which the thigh bone (femur)...

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Electrical Stimulation for Faster Bone Healing

Electrical stimulation is used by patients to help broken bones heal faster. Patients with fractures that are not healing well may use this technology. Broken bones are among the most common orthopedic injuries. Most everyone will experience a...

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Overview of Tibia Fractures

Tibia fractures involve injury to the shin bone. Learn about each injury type, including available treatments. The tibia is the major bone of the lower leg, commonly referred to as the shin bone. Tibia fractures can occur from many types of injuries...

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Materials Used to Make a Cast

Broken bone often requires immobilization to allow for healing. Casts are usually made from either fiberglass or plaster. After a bone is broken it needs rest and support to heal properly. Orthopedic doctors use casts to support and protect injured...

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Waterproof Casts for Swimming or Showering

Waterproof casts are now a treatment possibility for broken bones. Learn how waterproof casts allow you to swim and bathe without worry. The biggest nuisance with having to wear a cast is the need to keep it dry. You have to fuss with bags or a...

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Signs That There May Be a Problem With Your Cast

Learn about the signs that something may be wrong with your cast, plus find out when you should contact your doctor. Casts are an excellent treatment for broken bones. However, problems can arise and you should know how to assess your cast. The goal...

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