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displaced comminuted fracture

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Dr. Brian Divelbiss
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Non-operative: a nondisplaced proximal fibula fracture can normally be treated conservatively without surgery

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaun Weaver
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fracture: The fracture you described needs to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
How to heal fracture: Follow your doctors directions. Be sure you are on a healthy diet. Supplement with calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, strontium and selenium.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Generally treated --: With bedrest, pain meds, protected weight bearing with a walker, as tolerated. Surgery might be considered if the fx is displaced or unstable due to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stable: What you have described sounds like a stable fracture, but you really need to see a physician for evaluation and close follow-up to confirm whether th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: Fortunately the cuneiforms are pretty rigid with alot of soft tissue/capsular attachment that help form the midfoot. A cast should help to allow thin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need films: Can't answer this without seeing films and previously answered that if nondisplaced or minimally displaced probably ok with cast but depends on joint ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on location : Depends on location and any associated injuries; if fracture is minimally displaced, things may heal uneventfully; if displaced or significant other i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Midfoot fusions: Midfoot fusions are a common surgical treatment for comminuted fractures of the midfoot. If there is a large bony defect that worries the surgeon, bo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture: Complete means the fracture is completely through the bone..No portion still attached; comminuted means it is in many pieces; intertrochanteric means ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Compression fx.: Sounds like you have an osteopenic compression fracture.Very common. See your ORS for treatment options( bracing vs.surgery). A bone density test is r ... Read More

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