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Avulsion fracture shoulder

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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
It depend: Some avulsion fracture can be treated by no weight bearing for week or two, then gradual weight bearing for another 3 weeks, usually they heal with no... Read More
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This would require: History, physical examination ; x-rays to properly diagnose.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Muscle contrarction: An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament, along with a piece of the bone it's attached to, gets pulled away from the main part of the bon... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ankle injury : An avulsion fracture may require several types of treatment based on the size and any displacement of the avulsed bone. This could require casting to ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kurt Ehlert
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not in general: The typical growth plate avulsions that occur around the hip are not from growth plates which add height to an adolescent. The majority of growth in t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
3-4 weeks: Avulsion fracture usually heal like soft tissue it heal in about 3-4 weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Follow your: Doctors instructions. If they told you - you don't need surgery then great. If they told you to use crutches - use them . If they said walk in a camwa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
About 6 weeks: Depends on where the avulsion exactly is. Sometimes a period of immobilization is required. See an upper extremity orthopedic doctor for this.
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