Pathologic Bone Fracture Overview
What is a pathologic bone fracture?
A person with a pathologic fracture has broken a bone that has been weakened by another illness, such as osteoporosis or bone tumors.
What are the symptoms of a pathologic bone fracture?
Symptoms of a pathologic bone fracture include bone pain, bone swelling, bone tenderness, and bone deformity. Symptoms of a pathologic bone fracture in the leg may include difficulty walking, limping, or the inability to walk.
How does the doctor treat a pathologic bone fracture?
Treatment for a pathologic bone fracture may include a splint or cast, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, narcotic pain medication, and surgery to repair the fractured bone.
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