The first thing to consider when you have a bone fracture is what type it is. Generally, there are three types of bone fractures: a compression fracture, a tension fracture, and a dislocating fracture. To get an X-ray for a bone fracture, you will need to find a medical imaging center.
You will be asked to remove any jewelry or clothing that can get in the way of the X-ray machine. The doctor or nurse will take pictures of your bone using an X-ray machine and then they will process the images and look at them on a computer screen.
If they see something abnormal on your X-ray, such as another area of broken bone in addition to your initial fracture, they will make a note of it. Depending on the type of fracture you have, you may need surgery right away or you may only need to rest for a few days or weeks.
Bone fractures can be painful and require a cast, brace, or crutches to immobilize the injured part. If you have a fracture, the X-ray will help your doctor determine how severe it is and whether there are any other injuries that require treatment. The X-ray also lets them see if there is any hardware or pins that have been inserted into the bone, these are called intramedullary nails and are sometimes left over from previous surgeries. For this reason, an X-ray is often done before surgery to determine the extent of the damage.
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