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butterfly fragment fracture

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Absorbed: Small bone fragments are usually absorbed or "walled off" into the surrounding soft tissues- it truly depends on the nature and size of the fracture a ... Read More

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Bone is sharp: when broken (off), and a piece of free floating bone could potentially cut into the rectum or part of the intestine in that area. Having said that, i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It could done by opening the elbow or could be done with arthroscopy of the elbow (small hole on each sides).
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? none fragments: Maybe known fragments 2004 is a long time ago would be ok to try exercise that is low impact and very gradually progress / might want to get some ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Hopefully none: Chronic pain is defined in several ways-all of which have to do with time from onset of pain. For example, one definition is pain that lasts longer t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Bad Fracture: This is a bad fracture and I am sure if you have that you underwent surgery with internal fixation (hardware). There is a lot of tissue damage involv ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not absolutely: You need to discuss this with your physicians and get a second opinion from an orthopedic foot specialist.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
This is something to: Discuss with your surgeon. Knowing what surgical procedure was done and what yep of fixatio utilized whether pins, screws, staples or plates, if the j ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Clavicle fracture: If fracture with good bridging callus, then excise spur, if you definitely need surgery. If bone still not with adequate healing, consider plate, scre ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. DAVID HESTER
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral ... Read More
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