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Avulsion fracture shoulder

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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 49 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 14 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 28 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
See orthopedist: I would have to see the xray to make recomendation and have some details about the injury.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 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 28 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

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