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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Overview)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer shell) of the bone.


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What are the tests for broken foot?

What are the tests for broken foot?

X-ray: X-raying the foot is the best examination. If you have a concern, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
218 Doctors shared insights

Broken Foot (Overview)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer shell) of the bone.


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What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

What are some of the symptoms of broken foot?

Broken bone foot: Pain is the prominent symptom worsened by weight bearing. Look for signs of swelling, anatomical distortion, bruising, and decreased function. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a broken foot?

How do I know if I have a broken foot?

Get and x-ray: Pain, swelling, bruising, limitation of motion, and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured foot. Get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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I have had lateral knee pain for a while and have had an MRI showing nothings wrong, can a broken foot be the cause? Thanks

I have had lateral knee pain for a while and have had an MRI showing nothings wrong, can a broken foot be the cause? Thanks

Abnormal gait- Yes!: A foot injury or fracture can easily lead to abnormal gait or walking patterns and secondarily cause knee pain as the muscles are used in an abnormal fashion resulting in pain and overuse. Lateral knee pain may be from a tight/irritated iliotibial band as it rides across the lateral femoral condyle and inserts onto the top of the tibia. Evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon is indicated. ...Read more

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Distal diaphysis of 3 mm displacement of distal fragment. No evidence of solid callus. .... What does this mean of a broken foot?

Distal diaphysis of 3 mm displacement of distal fragment. No evidence of solid callus. .... What does this mean of a broken foot?

Depends on timing...: See a podiatrist for an evaluation and give specific dates for when the original injury occured and dates of treatments and x-rays. It may be a delayed union of the fracture. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat broken foot?

What are different ways to treat broken foot?

Yes: A fracture of the foot is treated depending on the severity of the fracture and location of the fracture. Often a stress fracture can be treated nonsurgically with a stiff soled surgical shoe. Fractures that have displaced or involve the joint often require outpatient surgery to fixated the fracture to ensure proper healing and long term function. Fixation can be screws/plates/pins. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cast and a boot in treating a broken foot?

What is the difference between a cast and a boot in treating a broken foot?

Cast: A cast is applied in a medical setting and remains on until it is removed by a health care professional. It is made of either fiberglass or gypsum. A boot or a cam walker is a device made from plastic that is removable. Either way they both provide immobilization. Most patients prefer the cam walker because they can remove it when they are mon weight bearing, i.E sleeping. ...Read more

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Which treatments for lisfranc foot fracture are most cost-effective?

Which treatments for lisfranc foot fracture are most cost-effective?

Hard to say: There are several ways to address the lisfranc injury/fracture. These are complex and require complex information and diagnostics as an operating surgeon to make the treatment decision. Treatment ranges from casting and immobilization to internal fixation to fusion of the joint. A specialist would need to do a thorough evaluation to make that call. ...Read more

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Can I work sitting at a desk with a broken foot in a cast? It swells up when lower than my heart. Is this dangerous? How can I prevent clot while work

Can I work sitting at a desk with a broken foot in a cast? It swells up when lower than my heart. Is this dangerous? How can I prevent clot while work

It is possible: If swelling is severe, it could cut off the circulation. If you get any discoloration of the toes or experience excessive pain or a feeling of numbness, have it evaluated right asap. To decrease your chances of developing a blood clot you may benefit by being on blood thinning medication or you may try to flex your calf muscles every once in a while and try to move your toes. Get docs advice. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken foot?

How can you heal a broken foot?

Multiple factors: Recommend seeing a doctor to get x-rays. Fracture toes can take 4-6 weeks to heal. In the meantime price. Protect via immobilization, if a toe, buddy splint the toe to the next toe and wear hard sole shoes that doesn’t allow the foot to bend. Rest – especially at night. Ice at night 20 minutes but no direct contact. Compress via immobilization to minimize swelling. Elevate during the day. ...Read more

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What are the tests for broken foot?

X-ray: X-raying the foot is the best examination. If you have a concern, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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What could you do for a broken foot?

What could you do for a broken foot?

Broken Foot: Depending on many factors including the type and location of the fracture, the nature of the injury and patient factors, fractures the of foot can be treated with: casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, and surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Karim Badawy
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Foot Fracture (Definition)

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