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What Does It Mean To Have Muscle Maceration In A Crushing Injury
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
If an MRI comes back to say a severe Laxity of ACL but it is not tear, what does this mean?? and what issues can it cause as in instability?
MRI of your knee: indicates that you may be prone to a tear if too much strain and mechanical force is exerted on your knee. If you are active in strenous sports such as tennis, soccer , basketball , be extra cautious or avoid these if possible. Use a knee brace. Choose sports such as swimming. I suggest consulting a sports medicine doctor and physical therapist for specific knee strengthening exercises. ...Read more
I have a sudden pain in the middle of my chest. I'm not sure how I may have injured it. Is it possible its a torn muscle or is it something else?
Could be: If pain is reproduced with deep palpation or stretching most likley muscular if not furthar testing is needed. ...Read more
What could a burning sensation in the ankle mean. No injury although to me it feels like ice to my skin.
Nystagmus??: With significant brain injuries or disease you may be describing actual nystagmus which are bilateral involuntary symmetric rapid small amplitude movements. Another possibility is eyelid myokymia. Needless to say, these are best addressed by your eye care physician to identify issues ; assess their impact. ...Read more
How big of an injury to a flaccid penis could cause a venous leak? If you hit the area but no bruising occurred after does that mean no injury?
Here are some ...: Did you ask the same Q, which was answered before? Nonetheless, I would repeat: What you described indicates you didn't get an injury leading to venous leakage, which is usually referred to a rare cause for ED by inborn valve defect of penile veins resulting in insufficiency to shut off the blood outflow so to maintain penile engorgement and rigidity for sexual intercourse or masturbation. So, no. ...Read more
How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?
Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age , overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee(esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment . Good luck! ...Read more
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Shoulder Instability: Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket is deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf ball on a golf tee. If the ball falls off the socket then the shoulder is dislocated. Most dislocations are related to the ligaments of the shoulder being stretched or torn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually just an : Usually type of pain reaction due to local inflammation from injury. Sometimes, if a break in the skin, you may have to watch out for infection of skin or even infected bursa of which there are several of these fluid filled sacs about the knee that can also be involved. Watch out for any red streaks moving up leg or fever or any increasing heat, swelling, redness or pain in knee then see pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Columns: I suspect you must have fractured two of the three 'columns' of a spinal vertebra: the anterior column, middle column, and posterior column. The stability of a fracture is determined by which columns have been compromised and dictates whether a fracture requires treatment with a brace, a specialized injection, or a surgery (like a spinal fusion). ...Read more
Old Crush Fracture: Chronic=happened 3-6 months ago. Compression=squished. Long bone Fx is usually like breaking a stick. A spine bone is a cylinder that can be crushed down usually more on one side. It's like sitting on a cardboard box & having it partially collapse. AND, they usually heal nicely but are very painful and can take 1-3 months to heal. Some docs do kyphoplasty which cements the Fx in 1 hr=0 pain! ...Read more
This i feel an extreme stretch in a muscle that i can not pinpoint (versed in anatomy). Is it the psoas, illiacus or the adductors? How do I tell?
I have a blood clot in my buttocks. It was caused by an injury (fell over a sharp edge). It doesn't cause any pain though. How to recover from it?
Need to examine: It is not clear what you mean by "clot". If it is a collection of blood under the skin, it will resolve on its own though it may leave some pigmentation in the skin for some time. If there is a wound from the sharp object then it needs to examined to ascertain that it is not infected. ...Read more
Overactivity causes: Over activity of a group of muscles lead to irritation of the bursa which is a cushion between the muscle layers, resulting in bursitis. Trauma, inflammation, infection can also lead to bursitis. Sometimes an inflammed joint can lead to overlying or adjacent bursitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: It depends on exactly where you are talking about. If you can resubmit your question with more specifics of where, one of us can give you a better answer. ...Read more
I have a fear of breaking my neck. Is this a common injury to happen to someone and does it take alot of force for it to happen or can it happen easy?
Arm pain: Contact your orthopedic surgeon for advise.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inflammation: Patients who are critically ill get inflammation throughout the body that affects multiple organs. When the lung is affected it becomes filled with fluid, stiff and has difficulty doing its job of getting oxygen into the body, and carbon dioxide ( our waste gas) out. This is called ards.. In traumatic injuries/ crush, material leaked from the damaged tissue can act as the inflammatory trigger. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brain damage: The occipital bone is one of the bones of the skull, located in the back of the head. It is overlying structures in the brain (like the brainstem) that are critical to life. If those areas of the brain are damaged by a crushing injury to the occipital bone, the patient could die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sensitive are: The occipital bone houses the exit of the medulla, which controls functions like breathing & hear rate. It also protects the cerebellum, which coordinates motor function, as well as the visual cortex.. Hemorrhage or crush in these area has a high chance of causing major, irreversible brain injury. They are tight spaces in the brain and do not tolerate swelling/injury etc. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my mums doctors are considering an elbow replacement after a serious crush injury advantages and disadvatages?
It is an option. : Elbow replacement is sometimes an option after severe fracture of the elbow joint. In some patients it is better to replace the joint that try to reconstruct the smashed or arthritic fragments. It is a big procedure, but it is often the only option to result in pain free movement. It is used mostly in elderly patients who don't do much heavy lifting, sport etc. Good luck! ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Debilitating arthritis, toe deformities, permanent nerve injury and tendinopathy can result if the fracture is not adequately stabilized and the soft tissues not properly cared for. Prolonged immobilization, and/or surgery are indicated. If the injury is severe enough, and surgical reconstruction is not possible, amputation might be needed. Get it taken care of asap! ...Read more
When should I begin exercising a foot after a crush injury? After 6 days of rest and elevation, pain and swelling are mostly gone but ROM is limited.
Really this is a -: -question best answered by your treating physician who is familiar with the situation. ...Read more
Recently i had surgery in my index finger due to crush injury.Tonight suddenly i m having pain in right hand?
Call Ur hand guy.: U did not state how long ago, or if pins /plates/screws were used. It could mean a hardware problem or infection so needs immediate x-rays & eval. ...Read more
I injured my right middle finger above the first joint 3 weeks ago. It was labeled as a crush injury and they said i had tissue damage. When will the discoloration, pain, and swelling go away?
How long before i can walk unassisted i had a crushing injury when a pallet of freight ran up on my foot causing a fx to the 4th toe and had a degloving injury on the same toe. I cannot move toes up or down when standing on foot. Can't put full pressure
Crush : Crush injuries are very devastating to tissue. The fracture is only half of it. The damage to the soft tissues (nerves, blood vessels, tendons and ligaments) can be significant and permanent. Without seeing you, i can't tell you when you'll be able to walk unassisted again. This is a question best asked your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
A crush injury to my foot resulted in many insufficiency fractures. All ferritin/iron stuff is very low. RBCs are large. Is bone marrow testing needed?
Macrocytic anemia: F of unknown age, ethnicity or medical Hx: A crush injury to my foot resulted in many insufficiency fractures. All ferritin/iron stuff is very low. RBCs are large. Is bone marrow testing needed? ANS: u have a macrocytic anemia (large red cells) & low iron. These do not go together well. U need someone 2 look carefully at ur blood smear & U & get Hx of menses, test 4 GI blood loss B4 marrow. ...Read more
When i drink alcohol my feet get swollen and red. Never did it until i had a crushing injury and fracture of right foot 6 yrs ago.
Why is the pain from a dressing my doctor put on my shin getting severe and moving into my bone up from the wound? I had a severe crush injury to my left foot and shin.I have a laceration that needs a skin graft on my shin.The stitches have been out for w
You : You could be having a reaction to whatever was put on the wound yesterday, but the first thing i would be concerned about is it becoming infected. Infection would cause swelling, and in the presence of a compression dressing, this would certainly increase your pain on top of the usual pain from an infection. If your doctor has office hours today, i would recommend you go there and wait, because he really must see you today. If he has no hours, call his office and let them know you're going to the er, preferably at the same hospital he or she is doing surgery today, so he or she can pop down to the er between cases and have a look. Good luck. Hope this helped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i heal my rotator cuff injury without surgery? I fell a couple of months ago and tore my rotator cuff muscle. The dr. Says i need surgery, but I am hesitant, because that would mean a long recovery. I am self-employed and i can't make a living witho
I : I agree with dr. Peterson. Depending on type of rotator cuff tear, physical therapy is often an excellent option. By maximizing the muscle strength of the surrounding the other rotator cuff muscles and surrounding shoulder blade muscles, the pain associated with the tear and subsequent dysfunction may be controlled. For those who do not have success with physical therapy, surgery may improve their results. Physical therapy seems to do a little better in the degenerative type tears or the partial thickness rotator cuff tears. Usually, large full thickness rotator cuff tears tend to require surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Snowboarding on H20: Wake-boarding, causes falling forward, which leads to falling on knees, and twisting causes hip/lower back injuries. Falling on rock/hitting a tree sticking out of water-a kill joy. Snowboarding: falling backwards on your bottom/back of head with knee injuries common. Trees don't move, so suggest you do. ...Read more
Rest and cold packs: The simplest way is to rest the arm or leg, keep it elevated for a while, and apply cold packs continuously until it is better. ...Read more
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