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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Residents evaluate: Best trauma centres are managed by residents, they evaluate first and call the attending surgeons if surgery is needed, most of the time have to wait ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Maxilla fracture: The answer to your question depends. Such an injury may case pain, misaligned teeth, broken or missing teeth, bruising, swelling, or nose bleeds. Th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Stallworth
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on location: depending on the location and extent of the fracture, numbness of the cheek and bruising /swelling of the cheek and possibly gums/lining of the mouth ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fiore
21 years experience in Hand Surgery
Open fracture repair: Fractures can be treated closed (without an incision) or open (with a formal incision at surgery). There are pluses and minuses of each and the path ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
The best: Surgery is up to the surgeon. If you are happy with the dr. Go with his judgement and expert opinion.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps .
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Exam: You would definitely want to be fully examined to rule out any associated ligamentous injury to the ankle or knee, which is fairly common with that fr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: If it feels comfortable for you to sleep on it, it is fine.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
In short YES. : I typically do not perform surgery on nondisplaced fractures of the proximal humerus. I tell people it is like having ice cream on a cone. If the ice ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Unstable: Transverse fracture of 4th metacarpal tends to be unstable and difficult to stabilize with closed reduction and casting. It often requires open reduct ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Unlikely: While a single fracture that has not moved (nondisplaced) can heal with out surgery, the more fractures present the more likely that surgery will be n ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Should do well: If it is truly an isolated medial malleolus fracture that is not displaced it should do well with nonoperative treatment. Such a fracture is normally ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Eye socket Sx: Some specialists feel surgical repair is needed only if the patient has persistent double vision or the eye recedes into the socket. A comminuted fra ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Hard to say: This may need surgery but it depends on your orthopedic surgeon as to what's the best course for you. Either way you'll need a cast.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
24 years experience in Neurosurgery
Good question: 1. Depends on the extent of depression and compression on brain 2. Also depends on location: cosmesis, in front of hair line etc. 3. Also if there i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Not usually: Need to allow the swelling to go down and if that is the only issue , then surgery is not needed , but there could be cartilage damage in the nose are ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Surgery: Surgical removal of old hardware with correction of non union and placement of new hardware.
A female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
There : There are three bones in the little ("pinky") toe (some folks only have two), and they are called phalanges (the pleural of "phalanx"). The one close ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Highly unlikely: Open reduction and approximation of the fracture fragments will probably be required to achieve optimal healing & maximum function. Ent/plastic surgeo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
See a hand surgeon: Fractures through joint surfaces are generally more problematic than those outside of joints. Depending on a number of factors, they may predispose to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Options:: Typically, if you have a "full-thickness" or "full-width" tear of pretty much anything, I recommend having a surgeon take a look. Soft tissues can oft ... Read More
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