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How is a fracture different from a rupture?

I ruptured my right ankle's ligament while coming downstairs. The Doc says its not a fracture, but a rupture. But still he plastered my ankle with POP.

So what is the difference between a fracture and a rupture?

The term 'rupture' is associated with soft tissue, while a fracture (or break) typically refers to harder tissue such as bone. You can rupture a blood vessel or a ligament, but you can't rupture a bone. Similarly you can fracture a bone but you can't fracture a ligament.

The ligament is what connects the bones in your ankle to one another, holding them in place. A fracture of the bone or rupture of the ligament will both feel quite similar and both will likely to be rendered immobile as they heal, hence the cast.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of a plantar fascia rupture?

I was running yesterday and I felt a tearing sensation on the bottom of my foot and today I can barely walk. I've had plantar fasciitis before, this felt different. How do they treat plantar fascia rupture? Anyone know? Not a lot on the web about it.

If you strain your plantar fascia, it can become inflamed, weak and swollen, making it painful to stand or walk. The pain may be strongest when you first step out of bed in the morning or if you have been standing for long periods of time.
There are lots of different options for healing plantar fasciitis. You can give your feet a rest for a few days and avoid doing activities that make the pain worse. You can also trying icing the area, using an over-the-counter pain reliever and buying shoes with extra support. If your condition worsens, your doctor can give you shots of steroid medication.
If the pain in your foot persists, you should consult your doctor!

To learn more about plantar fasciitis, check out the website I work for, AOL Health:

http://www.aolhealth.com/conditions/stretches-for-achilles-tendon-problems  (+ info)

Is atrial septal defect the same thing as patent ductus arteriosus?

The description sounds the same to me. I'm trying to get into the military and they'll make an exception for patent ductus arteriosus. I was diagnosed with atrial septal defect and they sound like the same thing.

Are they?

No, they are not the same.
If it hasn't bothered you so far in life why not talk to a recruiter?
An ASD may be so small that it doesn’t need treatment.  (+ info)

Is it possible to rupture a blood vessel in your penis?

I am a male and I had sex for the first time last night and when we were done, I noticed a small red circle near the base of my penis. It was the color of blood. It's somewhat diminished today. Did i bruise my penis or rupture a blood vessel or something? Perhaps the pressure on it from having sex did it?
EDIT: I should provide more information I am 21 years old and a senior in college. I held out for a long time I know lol. I am also a gay man, so I didn't bump against any "vaginal wall" but it could have been thrusting into the anal cavity to hard perhaps???? Any thoughts?
OMG I think it's a hickey!!!! That would make sense since he did suck pretty hard for foreplay!
Edit: Engaged... And you can just go somewhere I can't say on yahoo... Seriously. We were also not made to fly in airplanes or travel on wheels but we do anyway. Take your homophobia somewhere else and attempt to come out of the closet sometime.

This is a tough one. I could suspect a hickey, a rupture, or disease. To get to the bottom of this would require too many personal questions that should not be asked or answered here. If you're still in school, visit the school nurse (that person is NOT going to laugh at you or be judgmental) or the health center if you're in college. If you're an adult on your own, then ask a friend of yours who is a nurse, or see a doctor.  (+ info)

Congenital Heart, Atrial Septal Defect. Has anyone had sufficient results from the Amplatzer Occluder?

Atrial Septal Defect is a Congenital Heart Defect. A hole between the two upper chambers. I'm a 47 year old male in good physical condition that was just recently diagnosed. The Amplatzer Occluder is a stent like devise that is inserted into the groin area and delivered to the heart chambers where it opens up like an "umbrella on one side and the the other itself to fill in the hole and close.

ironically i just got this done 2 days ago and i am at home feeling fine. I am eighteen years old and have bounced back well so far.. if you want to keep in touch i can let you know how long it takes for me to start working out again. the hole in my heart was moderately large.. about an inch big, and it is all closed up now. my groin is quite sore but that will go away in about a week. I am so glad they didn't go ahead with open heart.  (+ info)

When is the most likely time for an ectopic pregnancy to rupture?

My doctor is ordering an ultrasound to rule out ectopic pregnancy in the next day or so. At what point in a pregnanyc is an ectopic pregnancy most likely to rupture? Should I go to the hospital tonight to see?

Between six to eight weeks pregnant is when the fallopian tube tends to rupture.  (+ info)

What medical explanation varies in the rupture of uterus prior to delivery.?

There is a woman 35 year old, six mons pregnant. now undergo to cesarian section due to rupture of uterus. a second child of him.

your question makes no sense  (+ info)

What are some non harmful ways to make you rupture your membrane(water break)? Is there certain foods to eat?

I am ready to have this baby, but she is stalling and acting as if she does not want to come out, People has said that if you walk alot and drink lots of water that that could help your membrane rupture, but that has not worked! Looking for non harmful ways to help my membrane rupture(water break)! Ready to have this baby!!!!

I would try walking. I have heard spicy foods can kick things along, not sure if that is just an old wives tale though.

Sex too can stimulate things.

But take it easy and don't over exert anything. I'm sure it seems as if that baby will go to college in your womb, lol but trust me she will be with you soon. As long as the environment in the womb is still pleasant, ie the placenta is good and the docs aren't concerned let her "bake" :P The doctors will keep a close eye on you and pull the plug if she really is playing a stalling game with you.

Good Luck with the upcoming delivery and CONGRATS.  (+ info)

What would you like to ask?Suppose Janice is placed on bed rest at home after a preterm rupture of membrane at?

Suppose Janice is placed on bed rest at home after a preterm rupture of membrane at 30 weeks of pregnancy. What assessments would you want to do to ensure she is not developing choriomnionitis? Suppose she tells you that she is too busy to stay on bed rest. What suggestions would you give her so she could best achieve bed rest? Does she have an ethical obligation to her fetus to rest?

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how do class 1b antiarrythmic drugs help in the treatment of ventricular fibrillation?

in respect to cardiac cycle: if the repolarisation is quicker how does that treat ventricular arrythmias?

When the heart beats, an electrical impulse is fired from a special area of cells in the upper right atrium of the heart, this is known as the SA pacemaker, after the impulse travels along the atria, it enters the AV node, another pacemaker cell bunch that slows down the impulse for the atria to pump blood into the ventricles, the impulse then enters and depolarizes the ventricles causing them to contract, like the atria, however, the ventricular cells must "sleep" and are unable to be activated until they "wake up" which usually takes but a few milliseconds, this is known as repolarization, where the cells are preparing to carry a new electrical signal. In a case in which some of these cells become repolarized before the rest, they are able to take an impulse, an if an impulse arises from the ventricles (PVC), it activates these cells, and they contract, now the other cells are ready to take the impulse and they contract, however, the first set of cells are recovering and are unable to take the impulse, this causes a cycle of un-uniform contracting and relaxing in the ventricles - or ventricular fibrillation. Class 1B antiarrhythmic drugs decrease the time for repolarization thus cutting the risk of an abnormal beat triggering some recovered cells, as now, all the cells will recover almost simultaniously.  (+ info)

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