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Fractured or Sprained bone

How is a fractured or sprained bone treated?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Health

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Answers (3)
  • A fracture is a broken bone. It requires X-rays, being reset, and having a cast put on. A sprain is an injury in the joint, tendon, or ligament. It is usually wrapped and treated with ice, then later heat, and anti-inflammatories.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 12:52 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • A fracture is reset and put in cast. A sprain is generally just wrapped up. Ice it for swelling.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 12:38 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • bones don't sprain..they can bruise or break. sprain is something "sprung" like tendons pulling from the bone or a muscle from a tendon (my understanding)

    Answer by surfcitymom at 12:38 PM on Aug. 28, 2010