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A Brace Or Support To A Broken Bone
Will an aso ankle brace provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone or will something more be needed?
No: Not if it is my cuboid. It this is a recent fracture i would be in a cast boot with crutches until the fracture is stable. With that said - does it hurt with walking with the aso brace? Is it anatomically aligned? If you do not like the answer to these questions - dont walk on it without medical attentioni. ...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
As a fx can be seen: On a xray and its healing can be appreciated over a period of time. The ligaments or cartilage injuries can not be appreciated so well. A bad (severe) ligament injury can be worse than a fx, as they can take 3-4 months. It can be quite frustrating for the pt and the physician, as healing can not be appreciated fully. ...Read more
Let Doctor decide: There is absolutely no way to answer your question without seeing the x-ray. Many fractures of the humerus require surgery and even pinning to get it back into the right place to heal properly. Please let your in person physician guide you in this. ...Read more
Yes: A thumb contusion can be painful. Swelling is the main issue so you need to elevate it above your heart if it is swollen. A splint can help protect it against further injury. It will also remind you to protect the thumb. A thin wrap is probably not going to do much , bit it is not going to harm it either if kept snug not tight. ...Read more
Can be: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where would a surgeon take a bone graft from to attach to the Ulna bone to fix a bone length difference?
Bone graft : Can be autologous. From the same person Or an allograft. From a different person or a bone graft substitute can be used. Common sites for autologous grafts are the pelvis, the distal radius , ribs and the fibula. Allografts or donated bone can be from these sites too but also come in smaller pieces. A lot depends upon the procedure , the length needed, the general health and why it's done ...Read more
A compression fracture of t 12 from an injury, do you treat with a brace and later with kyphoplasty?
For rehab on a medial malleolus fracture that has had orif surgery is it better to see a physiotherapist or a podiatrist?
Depends: If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) then you could be placed in a walking boot. If it is an unstable fracture, then you should be placed in a cast to prevent any further motion in the fracture area. ...Read more
Depends...: It depends on which bone is fractured and if there is any displacement or angulation. One bone is important (scaphoid) because of difficult healing with compromised blood supply. ...Read more
Is it actually true that an aso ankle brace will provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone?
Same thing: Chipped bone and fracture are same thing. A chipped is just a small fracture. ...Read more
I have a broken bone in my neck, I am wearing a neck brace, is it ok if i lay on my back or is it better if i sleep sitting up the bone is broken on the second verterbrae , is it better if i sleep sitting up or laying down
Neck fracture: I assume you are not having neurologic symptoms and your physician is not concerned about potential neurologic deficits. If the fracture is not of this concern and possibly involves more peripheral structures like a spinous or transverse process, it primarily will depend upon what is most comfortable for you. Either seated or supine would be reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bone growth stimulator plus brace heal a pars fracture after going 7 months misdiagnosed. Was unilateral until 2 weeks ago.
Yes: I would recommend the brace and a magnetic stimulator for three months. ...Read more
Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?
Untreated wrist fracture i broke my wrist in 3 places(all expose, seperated, not thru skin) at my apartment and unemployed.Not having insurenance, ER only put it in a brace. The worst brake is the large bone split lenghtwise.Its been 2&1/2 months with ver
Your : Your question is a good one but absolutely impossible to answer in any meaningful way without knowing many more details of the injury, having a good exam, and seeing the x-ray at the very least. Assuming that this is a so-called articular fracture, that is in to the joint, one would have to know what the joint surfaces look like, how displaced the bone fragments are etc... While at 2 and 1/2 months you are already beyond the normal healing period for this type of fracture, you should still not delay in seeking a medical evaluation. At the very least you will be started on appropriate therapy. Even without insurance, see if there is not a local hospital clinic that can help out. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I met with an accident & broke my collar bone (clavicle right)
my doctor advised me to wear a figure of 8 brace for 6weeks and the fracture will heal.
Most do heal well-: -with that treatment, but I always took into account the occupation & needs of the patient & many times would open & fix them so they were more able 2function. I used an intra medullary pin so there was no brace. But activities were limited 2 work or school. Had 2B careful as the pin could break. It was always able 2 B removed, but I had 2 pick the patients carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few months back I fraxctured my ankle and my foot. I was told at my last appointment in aug to wear a brace for a month then I can bare wieght in it. I still cant bare weight and my ankle bone that I fracture looks out place what should I do?
May not heal: If you do not treat a fx bone properly it could go to a condition of non union or no healing, however they are certain fx of certain bones that may heal with no treatment. ...Read more
I have a broken bone in my wrist for 2 years,I didn't feel much pain so I didn't know it was broken until few months ago I checked. Does it ever heal?
Pain and X-Ray.: Under normal circumstances, one would expect to have some pain, swelling, bruising or any combination of these symptoms. There are conditions that the pain may not be noticed. The only sure way to remove all doubt is to have the area x-rayed. ...Read more
Immobilize: Keep it immobilized and allow the bones to regrow at the edges and find each other. If there is nonunion, speak to your ortho and ask as there may be a cause and something may need to be done. ...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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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