Top
20
Doctor insights on: A Fractured Clavicle Is Treated With Not Cast

Share
1

1
A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

A fractured clavicle is treated with not cast?

Clavicle fracture: Clavicle fractures are difficult to immobilize. They are not castes. We used to use figure of 8 harness, but results same using simple sling. And sling better tolerated. If displaced and shortened, surgery may be recommended, depending on patient and fracture "personality". ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Julie Abbott
792 doctors shared insights

Fracture (Definition)

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


3

3
I have a wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist. Can i insist that bone not be taken from my hip to fix it? Surgery was recommended by an orthopedic doctor to repair a non-union wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist

I have a wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist. Can i insist  that bone not be taken from my hip to fix it? Surgery was recommended by an orthopedic doctor to repair a non-union wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist

No: Depends on the fracture and how much bone is needed. One study showed bone grafting from distal radius had lower healing rates than graft from the hip. But in some selected cases (but not all) percutaneous fixation can be used with or without bone graft. Ask your surgeon what is best in you. See : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14652390 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1660141. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
4

4
Is a cast required to treat a wrist fracture?

Is a cast required to treat a wrist fracture?

Sometimes: It depends upon the type of fracture. Fractures that are unstable need cast immobilization or surgery. Stable fractures can be treated with just a splint. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate and screws or a small rod that would be placed inside the bone after aligning it. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
I have right arm cast complete fracture radius and ulna cast for a month will it be okay to change the cast?

I have right arm cast complete fracture radius and ulna cast for a month will it be okay to change the cast?

Update x-ray, Yes: Changing casts monthly is typically routine. Also typical is to obtain regular x-rays to chart the healing process. When in doubt, x-ray before cast removal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
When is surgery needed in a case of a lateral malleolus fracture I have a minimally displaced fracture?

When is surgery needed in a case of a lateral malleolus fracture I have a minimally displaced fracture?

Surgery is needed if: -there is disruption of the ankle mortise. It requires some special imaging of the ankle & even stress films. If displacement is minimal & Rx is casting, follow up images need B done frequently in the early weeks as displacementIis silent, & needs close watching.no good images 2 show U. ...Read more

8

8
When treating septic joint, in the ankle, is it placed in a cast or other brace with or without surgery? How long is it in a cast or brace?

When treating septic joint, in the ankle, is it placed in a cast or other brace with or without surgery? How long is it in a cast or brace?

Septic ankle: A septic ankle should almost always be treated with surgery. A splint or brace may be used post operatively for comfort and to rest the tissues. The duration of splinting is variable but usually 1-2 weeks or less. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
9

9
Would it be better if non displaced weber b distal fibula fractures with soft tissue and partial aftl and deltoidligament tears be treated operatively?

Would it be better if non displaced weber b distal fibula fractures with soft tissue and partial aftl and deltoidligament tears be treated operatively?

Depends on stability: Nondisplaced weber b fractures can often be treated nonsurgically. The decision to operate on these depends on the stability of the deltoid ligament. An orthopaedic surgeon can evaluate your xrays and perform a stress xray of your ankle to test for this and help you make decisions regarding surgery. Surgery does not heal the ankle faster, just with the bones in a better position when necessary. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
3 weeks ago,diagnosed with a avulsion fracture, middle finger. plaster tape splint and fracture appointment, should I be getting a proper splint?

Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of spinning depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but can lead to issues ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?

3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?

Hand fracture: Yes as long as the third and fourth metacarpals are protected an ulnar gutter splint would be fine and may be more comfortable ...Read more

12

12
Can a healed stress fracture be diagnosed as more serious fracture on X-ray when a healed fracture is found?

Can a healed stress fracture be diagnosed as more serious fracture on X-ray when a healed fracture is found?

They are same: A stress fracture is just a type fracture. Only difference is it occurs with chronic repetitive stress instead of a single episode of trauma. They both heal the same. Bony callous will form. If the stress continues, the area can refracture, and more callous will form. Therefore, a stress fracture is just as serious, especially if you have not identified cause. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

It sounds: Like the prudent thing to do. If you have a clot, you don't leave the cast on. As long as you are not walking on the foot, i.E using crutches, the bones should be okay. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
How is a clavicle fracture usually diagnosed?

X-ray &/or deformity: Clavicle fractures often result in an obvious deformity that can be easily seen and felt. On less obvious fractures, an x-ray may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What should be done with a hairline fracture on proximal humerous?

What should be done with a  hairline fracture on proximal humerous?

Rest in a sling: This fracture will heal with rest in a sling over about 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

17

17
Does a 90 year old with a displaced, slightly fractured tibia have to have surgery or can it be put in a cast?

Does a 90 year old with a displaced, slightly fractured tibia have to have surgery or can it be put in a cast?

Possibly: Depending on the patient's medical condition, and preinjury walking status, and the exact nature of the fracture (i.e. how displaced is the fracture?), a minimally displaced fracture often can be treated without surgery (i.e. a cast). However, the final decision will depend on the exact imaging findings and the opinion of your orthopedist. ...Read more

18

18
How effective is wearing a cast for a slightly displaced tibial spiral fracture?

Very effective: Wearing a cast is one the method of the treatment for this kind of fracture. ...Read more

19

19
I have a displaced talus fracture, treated with orif surgery. Is there anything i can do to prevent avascular necrosis while ankle heals?

I have a displaced talus fracture, treated with orif surgery.  Is there anything i can do to prevent avascular necrosis while ankle heals?

Follow post op: Instructions. I would imagine the surgeon performing your orif would of discussed this possibility with you. Make sure you don't walk on the foot earlier than ou are supposed to etc. If your a smoker make sure you don't smoke. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
What determines whether a cast or immobilizer is used for patella fracture?

Varies: If u have a patellar fracture that does not require surgery then a cylinder cast or knee immobilizer is generally used. Either is appropriate.. Casts are sometimes used to ensure the fracture will not 'displace' and in patients who may not follow their doctor's instructions. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
234 doctors shared insights

Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more