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Can I Swim With A Lisfranc Fracture
You should not.: This really depends on how long you have had the fracture and how displaced it is, and how you have been treating it since the injury. If you are waiting for it to heal without surgery, you should not be bearing weight on that foot at all. This would include getting in and out of a pool and using your foot to kick in the pool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Scaphoid: The scaphoid or navicular sits below the trapezium and distal to the radius on the thumb side of the carpus or wrist. It spans the proximal and distal carpal row and flexes and extends depending on wrist position subjecting it to a lot of motion. When fractured the los supply can be an issue and the rate of non union is higher than for similar wrist bones . A scaphoid fracture needs a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your doctor: There is no "right answer" as different orthopaedic surgeons have varying protocols that can all be acceptable. Usually immobilization with surgical or non surgical treatment in a cast or boot lasts close to 3 months to allow for adequate protection of the tendon healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On which bone you broke and which ligament you tore? More information would be helpful. Most fractures heal in 8 weeks and for high demand athletes such as dancers it can take some time for the foot to regain normal strength in general. ...Read more
Individual: Depends on the extent of the fracture, the location and pain. Probably 4 weeks would allow some swimming. These can heal quickly and if "cracked" but not through and through or displaced, you may get in sooner. Do not do any activity unless approved by your doctor. Don't be a pain in the neck and don't swim away from your responsibilities! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will I be out of sports with a sprained ankle (either a grade 2 or 3 sprain) and a fractured fibula with two subtle breaks?
It takes about: 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. Assuming it did heal in that time, I would recommend another few weeks before getting back int anything competitive. But, this all depends on your xrays and clinical findings. At the end of the day, its whst your treating doc decides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the fracture is not displaced, you can wear a brace for spontaneous healing. If the fracture does not impact the nerves but is displaced, it can be surgically realigned and allowed to heal. If it impacts the nerves, you might need emergency surgery which frequently can relieve the stress. Discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon and do not let a chiropractor touch it if you suspect fracture. ...Read more
Can i still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?
Depends: It depends on the particular injury. See your doctor. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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