Patient Comments: Fracture - Causes

What caused your fracture?

Comment from: Checker, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 25

Fell going into a restaurent and sustained a pelvic fracture, went to ER, for xray, they did not do the correct xray, said nothing was broken. started to have severe pain, went to family Dr. and that is how I finaly learned my pain was indeed real after weeks of suffering and one angry DR.

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Comment from: smarie0092, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I was putting something away, had a seizure, and smashed my wrist against the back of the hard TV. My fingers have been swollen since. I had an X-ray yesterday.

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Comment from: fracturecat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I fractured two ribs from coughing due to a bad chest infection.

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Comment from: DICKSN, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

I have a serious half-part headache, by the next day I wake up I release that one part of my face is not functioning. I can't talk properly, and I can't close one of my eye. I have headaches, neck pain and eye pain when I'm watching TV.

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Comment from: Carlton, 25-34 Male Published: May 03

I knelt down to catch a ball but accidently fell over twisting my ankle in the process. In the next minute my ankle got swollen and the pain was so intense.

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Comment from: borntoride, 13-18 (Patient) Published: May 07

I was jumping on the trampoline with two younger kids and one girl landed on her knees on my lower right ribs, we all heard this massive crack. I went to the hospital that night and had an ultrasound and my ribs were cracked.

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Comment from: DianeK, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: March 05

My 75 year old mother fell back and hit her head on ice and fractured her skull. She was in the hospital for nine days and had to be home for 4 weeks. Just trying to get back to her normal life was hard for her, such as not driving or working part-time. She has had a long recovery time because she had headaches and nausea.

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Comment from: Douglas , 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

In post operative bunion surgery (right toe), in a plastic cast, too much emphasis for minor walking, etc, was placed on the remaining non-toe foot. This apparently was too much for the 2nd metatarsal; MRI revealed a stress fracture here. I am 63, with "robust bones" according to my surgery podiatrist. I will now be in the plastic cast 4-6 weeks longer than projected from surgery.

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Comment from: foreverinpain, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

I fell thirty feet and fractured my, tibia, fibula and shattered a pelvis.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

I got kicked in the right shin about a year ago and my leg still hurts. I still have a dent where I got kicked. I do sit a lot and have so much pain behind my left knee to the point that I'm in tears. I don't like ER's or needles.

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