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Will stress fracture cause physeal injury?

Will stress fracture cause physeal injury?

Possiblyi: If the stress fracture involves the physis, then it can cause injury. A fracture close to, but not in the physis, can also stimulate the bone to grow longer than the other side. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Are avulsion fractures similar to stress fractures?

Are avulsion fractures similar to stress fractures?

No: Avulsion fractures are when a section of bone is torn away from the main body of bone and still connected to the tendon. ...Read more

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Can twisting your ankle cause a stress fracture?

Can twisting your ankle cause a stress fracture?

Yes: You should see a physician. You may need an x-ray or other imaging study. ...Read more

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Could salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Could salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Yes any Fx can do so: but the muscles tissue heals rapidly and rarely with any long term problems. The SH fx's in the hands/fingers, toes/feet. or wrists or ankles, mostly do not have many muscles around them, except rather small ones; and when they are damaged they do heal rapidly. ...Read more

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Can a femur spiral fracture occur without trauma?

Can a femur spiral fracture occur without trauma?

Depends: On what you mean by trauma. Kids can walk and turn a certain way wrongly and sustain spiral femur fractures. As for adults, i believe this is much less common (without any sort of prior weakness to the bone itself) and would more likely require a traumatic force. ...Read more

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What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read more

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Can a knee injury/weight gain lead to a metatarsal stress fracture?

Can a knee injury/weight gain lead to a metatarsal stress fracture?

Stress fracture: A knee injury or weight gain alone won't cause a metatarsal stress fracture. What they will do is put added stress on the foot/feet. Overtime, if nothing changes, stress fractures can develop. ...Read more

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Is immobilization necessary for cuboid stress fracture?

Is immobilization necessary for cuboid stress fracture?

Foot fracture=rest: Definitely no motion! rest it completely until it heals. Never take a fracture in the foot for granted! ...Read more

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What causes foot stress fracture?

I think if : You investigate closely you will find a high proportion of these patients to have vitamin d deficiency. I examined chart records of the last 50 patients diagnosed with stress fractures. 49 of 50 all had vit d deficiency or insufficiency ( less than 30 mg/dl). ...Read more

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Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Let me understad: The sling they use to treat the fracture(brace) that could cause swelling some time but it will get better with time , you could also make it comfortable by adjustment. ...Read more

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How to differentiate accessory navicular pain from navicular stress fracture?

How to differentiate accessory navicular pain from navicular stress fracture?

By seeing an ortho--: Pedist and be properly diagnosed. Xrays, ct scan and possibly a bone scan will be employed to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can it be an avulsion fracture or a stress fracture?

Can it be an avulsion fracture or a stress fracture?

This would require: History, physical examination ; x-rays to properly diagnose. ...Read more

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What is a metatarsal stress fracture?

What is a metatarsal stress fracture?

See below: It is a break in one of the 5 long bones that is just behind the toes. Usually happens from excessive pressure or trauma. ...Read more

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Could a chiropractor damage a healing rib fracture?

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Rib fractures : Yes certain manipulations by a chiropractor may further damage a healing rib fracture. ...Read more

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Whats a stress fracture?

Whats a stress fracture?

A fracture w/o injur: A stress fracture is typically a fracture due to repetitive activity and stress but not due to an injury these injuries are often secondary to running , marching or other repetitive activities many cannot be diagnosed on x-ray exam but only with maris or bone scans. ...Read more

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Is a compression fracture the same as stress fracture?

Is a compression fracture the same as stress fracture?

Fracture : No. Compression fractures usually refer to injuries to the spine. When you are younger this can usually be a result of significant trauma. As we get older and the bones become weaker a compression fracture can result from osteoporosis. Stress fractures on the other hand can involve any bone in the body and occur as a result of overuse and stress. ...Read more

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Emotional stress affects healing of broken bones?

Anxiety Expected: Anyone having broken bones can be expected to have emotionall stress. Unless the stress prevents you from getting proper medical and surgical care, following doctors orders and eating and sleeping reasonably well, there should be no impact on the healing of the bones. ...Read more

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How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

U can't make it heal: the body is programed 2 due this all by itself. If healthy, proper diet NO SMOKING! !! & adequate calcium intake U will heal. Fractures of the junction of the middle & distal tibia have lower blood supply, so follow the advice of Ur ortho 2 a T. Don't push it. Fractures with a larger surface area involved heal better than a hairline Fx, ,which has a very small surface area & heal slowly. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more