Are you able to ambulate when you have a pelvic fracture?
there shouldn't be any reason that an elderly person cannot go by ambulance. with a dnr order care providers cannot ressucitate him but they cant reffuse care of him. ambulances are also alot bumpier than a normal car so its not always best for someone to ride in an ambulance expecially if they have… broken bones. but they cannot refuse to take them in the ambulance if that is what they want to be taken by. (MORE)
Mineralogically speaking, fracture means the characteristicappearance of the surface of a freshly broken mineral or rock. Itcan also mean the manner in which a mineral or rock naturallybreaks. Synonyms of fracture include, but are notlimited to: splinter, smash, split, rupture, and shatter.… (MORE)
Yes, but it is usually painful and has some edema at the site of the fracture.
4-8 weeks of recuperation, followed by 2 weeks of no pain before it's considered healed.
synonym for ambulance hospital wagon, mobile hospital, Red Cross truck, rescue squad,field wagon, hospital plane, sick transport, medevac (short forMedical evacuation), life flight, mobile care vehicle, etc
I will try to answer it although the question could be considered very similar to "How much would a car crash cost me to repair" The "average" "severe" pelvic fractures can bleed around 6 units of blood (pints or 473ml) Fortunately, the more common fracture of pubic rami (common in old ladies) blee…d much less, perhaps 0.5 - 2 units A fractured femur can bleed around 3 or 4 units Absolutely ALL fractures anywhere in the body will bleed. No exceptions. Amount varies from 4ml for a very simple finger fracture, to "bleeding to death" in pelvic fractures. I have been involved in treating numerous cases of pelvic fractures. Despite stabilisation with external skeletal fixation frame, 4 cases of them just continued bleeding any units of blood we infuse. The blood was leaking into pelvic and abdominal cavity. One patient stopped bleeding with a clever interventional radiologist arterial blockage, the second by laparotomy and ligating the internal iliac artery and the other 2 died despite the ligations. Nowadays, most serious pelvic injuries are sustained in unrestrained car crashes. I always wear my seatbelt. So you should. (MORE)
I don't think so. I fractured my pelvis in 4 places a year ago. It STILL hurts if I overdo it.
Yes but these are quite individual to the patient but there are a number of common long term effects.
A pelvic hairline fracture is a fracture of the pelvis that ischaracterized by an incomplete crack in one of the pelvic bones.Most pelvic hairline fractures can be treated without surgery andwith modification of daily activities.
i have a broken pelvic how long is this healing process normally? i also have an broken L2 lumbar the pain is unbearable alot!
That depends on a number of factors: the type of pelvic fracture, if you had surgery, your physical condition, the rate of healing, other injuries you may have sustained, etc. I had a fracture of one of the Sitz bones (pelvic loops) that required bed rest but no surgery. My PT started after the sixt…h week of recovery and is set to go on for 6 weeks -twice a week. The first time my bones were manipultated and I wished I had my prescription pain-killers back! The second time was all exercises and I was given a sheet of 13 exercises to do each day. Different therapists each time. It's going to be an expensive six weeks. My co-pay for PT is the same as going to see my orthopedist. There were some out of pocket expenses connected to the exercises- like balls, belts, bolsters. I have a lot of questions about the exercises because some of them work well on the therapist's table but not in one's home. Also be prepared for some lack of privacy ( There's one big room with tables. Someone on the next table shared the TENS unit with me and my therapist was placing the pads on my bottom-no towel, or sheet as a covering) and for your therapist to wander off and chat with co-workers or on the cell phone while you are doing exercises. (MORE)
I fractured the pubic ramus - upper & lower-non-displaced with no surgery 10-18-08. I have intense pain down the inside of my right leg likened to a knife cutting deep into the leg almost to the knee. I also have intense numbness and pain in the outside of both legs from the hip to the knee. Is this… common in this type injury? I have to cross my legs to get out of bed in the morning the pain in so bad in the inside of the right leg. Please advise. Thank you. (MORE)
Contd...(to avoid any confusion with numbers in my previous answer) Each unit of blood is a pint or 473ml. Therefore, 6 units the you may bleed with a severe pelvic fracture is about 3 litres, or about half your available blood.
Diffraction causes you to hear the ambulance on the other side of the building, even if you can not see it.
A friend tells me that she had pelvic fracture( hair line)during child birth 10 years ago and had been living with pelvic pain.Now she is unable to have sex, sever pain in legs and lower back.She also suffers from dipression.She has been told that only solution is pelvic surgery.. IS IT POSSIBLE TO… LIVE A NORMAL LIFE AGAIN WITH OUT SURGERY? (MORE)
The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling.
A hairline pelvic fracture may include symptoms such as pain in oraround the fracture and swelling. Depending on where the fractureis located, you may also experience issues with the bladder.
That kind of question can only really be answered by a doctor. It depends on how bad the fracture is. It will be different for different fractures and there are other things that may influence it, like the age of the patient, the weight of the patient, if they have any other conditions that could af…fect them etc. (MORE)
How long does it take to be able to not be on crutches when you have a hairline fracture in your knee?
This is a very difficult question to answer without any background information about the person or understanding of the injury.. It totally depends on your age, diet, level of fitness, metabolic rate, bone density, and how big and where the hairline fracture is located. There is a very, very small …percentage of hairline fractures that refuse to heal without surgery, but for the vast majority of cases 4 to 6 weeks is a pretty safe bet. (MORE)
Literally means "break". In geology it can be a tension-crack by dessication or tectonic forces in a sediment or precipitation-formation; or a cooling-contraction crack in igneous rock (think Giant's Causeway). It can also be a Fault - a major cross-formation break with accompanying displacement o…f one side against the other, caused tectonically by crustal deformation. (MORE)
Yes, old injuries tend to cause pain as you age and this is very common.
i have hairline fractures in 4 of my pelvic bone how long will it be sore when i do housework or move about a lot?
Well, even a blow to the pelvic region is painful, Then a fracture would obviously be way more painful. So, yes.
Depends on the posterior rehabilitation. Only a doctor can tell you that, after detailed exams.
You fell playing basketball after dunking a ball and fell straight onto the upper right side of your butt or pelvic you dont know if you bruised it or if you may have fractured it can anyone help?
It would be best to just make an appointment with your doctor just to be sure your ok.
The lithosphere is brittle. A brittle material is one that loses cohesion when it fails allowing fractures to propagate through the material. The lithosphere is brittle because it is at too low a temperature and pressure to fail or deform in a ductile manner.
We need ambulances so they can take sick people or hurt people to the hospital quicker. They have a loud siren that warns everyone that someone is hurt or sick. When you see them passing by or blowing the horn """STOP""" and let them get the sick or hurt people to the hospital.
Bone tenderness, limitations of movement, difficulty walking, and any loss of nerve function in the lower part of the body and for signs of injury to nearby organs of the intestinal or genitourinary systems.
The prognosis for minor pelvic fractures is excellent, with most people gaining full mobility in a matter of weeks or months.
Severe pelvic fractures can be fatal due to internal bleeding or damage to nearby organs, or result in chronic pain and physical disabilities.
Pain in the groin, hip, lower back, may worsen when walking or moving the legs; abdominal pain; numbness/tingling; bleeding from the vagina, urethra (urine tube), or rectum; difficulty urinating.
X ray of the pelvis, blood and urine tests. A computed tomography(CT) scan and possibly other imaging procedures will be performed in complicated cases.
Bed rest and over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain killers. Physical therapy, the use of crutches, and surgery may also be recommended.
The immediate goal is to control the bleeding and stabilize the injured person's condition. Resuscitation procedures may be required and internal bleeding treated with I.V., often extensive surgery is required.
That depends on what type of ambulance you are talking about. Emergency Ambulance: most common type which provide care to people with an illness or injury. It can be road-going van, boat, helicopter, or fixed-wing aircraft also known as air ambulance. Patient transport ambulance: a vehicle in which …is used for transporting patients to, from or between different places for medical treatment such as hospital or dialysis for any non-urgent care. Response unit: this is also known as a fly-car and is used to reach an acutely ill or injured patient quickly so that they may give on site medical care. This type of ambulance however does not have the ability to transport patients. Response units must be backed up by an emergency ambulance. Response units can be anything from a standard car, modified van, motorcycle, bicycle, quads or horses. Charity ambulance: special type of transport ambulance for the purpose of taking sick children or adults on trips/vacations away from hospitals, hospices or care homes where they are for long term care. (MORE)
Those with bone-weakening conditions (osteoporosis or cancer), or tendencies to fall, should follow their treatment regimens, use walking aids, home safety devices and avoid climbing up.
High-speed accidents (car or motorcycle crashes), falls from great heights, spontaneously or after minor falls in those with bone-weakening diseases (osteoporosis) or during athletic activities.
A serious pelvic fracture can be a life-threatening event requiring emergency medical care and lengthy rehabilitation. May involve damage to nearby internal organs.
Pelvic rings often break in more than one place. Pelvic fractures range widely in severity. Disruption of the major ring is usually a severe injury while disruption of a minor ring is often not serious.
A stable fracture is one in which the pelvis remains stable and involves one break-point in the pelvic ring with minimal hemorrhage.
An unstable fracture is one in which the pelvis is unstable with two or more break-points in the pelvic ring with moderate to severe hemorrhage.
To speed up the healing process, some practitioners of alternative medicine recommend magnetic field therapy, hydrogen peroxide therapy, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B complex, and zinc.
A mild fracture (for example, one that occurs due to the impact of jogging) may heal in several weeks without surgery.
After a serious accident or high fall, emergency assistance should be called. The injured person should be covered with a blanket (to maintain body heat) and not be moved.
yes you can but, since most of the time the broken bones in your wrist would grind painfully against each other, it not only NOT recommended to do, but extremely painful.
Ambulance attendant is an old name for what is now known as an EMT or paramedic. In today's ambulances there are two people in each vehicle, supplemented by additional persons from the fire department in the case of a critical transport. In the case where two people involved, there is a driver and a…n attendant. The attendant, who is either an EMT or paramedic, is the one who sits in the ambulance with the patient until they arrived at a hospital. Ambulance drivers, who are often also EMT or paramedics, are going to be charged with driving the ambulance. If the driver is an EMT or paramedic he will take that role once he arrives at the pickup site or the hospital. (MORE)
So a driver in front of the ambulance can read the word in his/her rear view mirror. Write the word ambulance on a piece of paper and write the word ambulance backwards on the same piece of paper. Hold the paper up to a mirror and you will see that the backwards word is now the right way and the r…ight way word is now backwards (MORE)
It depends on where you are in the world. In the US, most ambulances sirens have 2 or 3 settings....a long, slowly ascending and descending Whooo sound, a short rapidly ascending and descending warble tone, and sometimes a 3rd, higher, louder, phazer sound (my favorite to get attention of complace…nt drivers). Rarely , US rigs will have a European, up/down, British, DA/da/DA/da/DA tone. We have 1 rig at our department with the rare European setting. I love to use that setting through intersections here in the US just to mess with people, because most Americans have never heard that tone, except in movies. Ambulances in the US also have either a genuine air powered horn (awesome), and/or an electronic simulated air horn sound (lame). If you pay attention, before long you will able to tell the difference between police, ambulance, fire engines, and personally owned emergency response sirens just by the subtle sounds of each siren. The loudest, best siren is the air powered siren on the Fire Engines. They are controlled by a foot button located on the floor of both the driver and passenger/officer seat of the engine, an air pump, and a big, loud, steel speaker horn. They are easily the loudest siren available. Some police cars in the US have a "Rumbler Siren" that bottoms out at a subsonic level to send shock waves into the ground and surrounding areas, so that even if you have a crazy loud stereo cranked up in your car, you will feel the police siren in your bones....pretty cool. Ambulance sirens are usually between 100 and 200 watts of powered sound, and about half of the drivers on the road are completely oblivious to both lights and sirens until you are really close. When you see emergency lights behind you with a siren in America, pull to the RIGHT and stop. They will always pass you on the left in the US. If it a cop, you will notice blue lights. It is very rare for any other emergency vehicles to employ blue lights in their ensemble...and usually illegal. If an unmarked police car attempts to pull you over, call 911 and verify the identity of the unmarked car before pulling over, or drive to the local PD if it is close. Although illegal, it is not hard hard to obtain emergency lights in the US, and is a tool used by criminals to pull over victims. Rare, but it happens. (MORE)
Ambulances are commonly staffed in two person crews. The type of licensure these people have depend on the type of ambulance they are operating in. There are two different types of ambulances: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). A BLS truck is staffed with at least one EMT-Bas…ic or sometimes, an EMT-Advanced. The other crew member is either another EMT-B, EMT-A, or an Medical First Responder (MFR). A BLS truck is equipped to deal with most emergencies but will not have all the capabilities of an ALS truck. ALS trucks are staffed with at least one EMT-Paramedic, and either an EMT-B, EMT-A, or another EMT-P. These trucks and crew are trained in advanced methods such as cardiology and pharmacology and are able to do things like EKGs, start IVs and administer drugs, and intubate. An ambulance will always have at least an EMT-Basic, and most ambulances are ALS, meaning they have at least one Paramedic at all times. (MORE)
The term refers to something snaped /broken i.e. a fractured arm isin fact a break in one of the bones. It also refers to any soliditem that breaks. i.e a bridge support may, under certainsituations fracture (break)