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Avulsion fracture finger

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 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 18 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Most avulsion : Fractures ont have a structural issue but make sure the label avulsion fracture isn't something else stiffness after even a small fracture needs the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 33 years experience
Tendon tear: Avulsion fracure is where the hamstrings, quadraceps tendon tearsaway from the bone insertion causing a fracture at the insertion site.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Podiatry 46 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
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 8 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of ... Read More

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