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Old 07-25-2007, 01:40 AM   #11
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Heh, ask my Bro sometime about some of the weird ways you can hurt yourself. He'* got a healed break in his arm that he sure as H*** doesn't remember earning.
Tracy, sounds like you probably green-sticked it. A green stick fracture is when the crack actually runs along the length of the bone. That'* what usually happens if you land on the point of the elbow. Most of the time, it won't break all the way through the bone. If it was completely fractured, you'd damn well know it.
If I'm right, they'll probably give you a painkiller, a sling, and a lecture on the effects of aging on bone density.
Hate to disagree with you, however... A greenstick fracture is a pediatric injury. This occurs because the bones in infants and young kids are not fully developed and are still very pliable. There is virtually no chance of this whatsoever. Think of taking a tree branch and bending it until wood splinters away. This is exactly what happens with a greenstick fracture. Adult bones are too hard and rigid for this to occur.
I bow to obviously superior knowledge. You obviously do this for a living, are you an EMT, or a full-on MD.?

Am I thinking of a stress fracture? I do know it is possible for an adult to crack a bone lengthwise, just ask my right fifth metacarpal about boxer'* fractures.
I'm a paramedic. In Alberta, we have in the neighborhood of three years of training and clinical rotations to achieve this level.

Now, do you know the difference between God and a paramedic??

God doesn't think he'* a paramedic! LOL
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Man, this thread is better than the Discovery Channel!!

I hope you are feeling better Tracy!
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I know why you didn't feel it right away.

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Old 07-25-2007, 09:40 AM   #14
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and gearheads too.... looks like i broke my finger last night playing basketball, but it didnt start really hurting till halfway through the night when all the alcohol was out of my system.. lol..

Go easy on the arm tracy, and let us know what the Dr says!
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Hope you fell better. Let us know how you make out.

When I first read this, I missed a word.
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I was thinking, what, exactly, is she rolling.
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Tracy:
Get well soon.

I once had a slight shoulder separation when I dove into a pool. That was a six month healing process
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... A green stick fracture is when the crack actually runs along the length of the bone...
Is that like a vertical crack??!!! I've got one right below my spine. Generally it doesn't hurt, but every now and then I get a pain in it...maybe I should have it looked at!
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... A green stick fracture is when the crack actually runs along the length of the bone...
Is that like a vertical crack??!!! I've got one right below my spine. Generally it doesn't hurt, but every now and then I get a pain in it...maybe I should have it looked at!
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Hate to disagree with you, however... A greenstick fracture is a pediatric injury. This occurs because the bones in infants and young kids are not fully developed and are still very pliable. There is virtually no chance of this whatsoever. Think of taking a tree branch and bending it until wood splinters away. This is exactly what happens with a greenstick fracture. Adult bones are too hard and rigid for this to occur.
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You have to be more careful Tracy.
I know you are passionate about everything you do but.....

Time to take up Bridge or lawn bowling.
Take it from this ol fossil, we aren't getting any younger and injuries trying to relive childhood sports activities will only get worse......and take so much longer to heal.

My bet is you have a bruised muscle. I think you would have broke your clavicle before that huge upper arm bone..........did I say huge....it'* all relative compared to other bones on that side of your bod.
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I think you would have broke your clavicle before that huge upper arm bone........
You had better start running Gramps... she'* faster on her feet than you think.
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