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Avulsion fracture finger

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
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A splint should work: Avulsion fractures generally heal by them selves as long as you immobilize the bone. The plaster tape should work, but you need to immobilize the dig... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a han... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Pain and swelling: An avulsion fracture is merely a break in a bone caused by a pulling force of a muscle/tendon. In the foot, it is common at the base of the 5th metat... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
6-8 weeks : It varies, but most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal. You would want to make sure it is not a "game keepers thumb" which is an avulsion fracture in w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 9 years experience
Avulsion fractures: Avulsion fractures occur when you experience a traumatic injury involving a tendon or ligament interface with bone. When this occurs, either the bone ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Consevative and: Surgical.An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone in a place where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. When an avulsion fracture occurs, t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
It is not bad if : Treated well. The most important part of the treatment in my opinion is body tapping of the two fingers.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Ischial tuberosity: A year old fracture there is typically treated conservatively. Treat the symptoms. Rare surgery--consider ham stretch and strengthening, ultrasound, l... Read More
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