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How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.

How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.

The sentence 4 a fx-: -as U describe R served concurrently. U will B in a cast which should B long leg. I am assuming the compression fx it in the tibia, not the femur if it's below the knee. Young health kid like U, U should B out in 7-8 weeks & ready to play again in another 3-5. Need 2 get motion back & especially strength. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


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What is a compression fracture of an ankle?

What is a compression fracture of an ankle?

When the fracture is: Caused by a compression injury i.E the bottom of the tibia smashing downward into the top of the talus or vice a versa...The joint is essentially compressed. ...Read more

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Compression fracture in my ankle and in a lot of pain. What should I do?

Compression fracture in my ankle and in a lot of pain. What should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Compression fracture plus car scratched me and when I stepped out on my foot it feels like it breaks I need a doctor who is willing to trea 9702764101?

Compression fracture plus car scratched me and when I stepped out on my foot it feels like it breaks I need a doctor who is willing to trea 9702764101?

Recommend: That you use the Health Tap Prime or Concierge sites as we don't provide treatment on the Health Education portion of Health Tap. ...Read more

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Havel5 end plate compression fracture alsofaucet diease herniated disc can't do fusion cause of break lot of pain leg buttock need help please?

Havel5 end plate compression fracture alsofaucet diease herniated disc can't do fusion cause of break lot of pain leg buttock need help please?

Many issues: You may need a kyphoplasty for the compression fracture. Your facet disease can be treated with facet blocks and rf ablation. The disc herniation may respond to epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?

I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?

See a doctor: You did not mention where is your compression fracture, what is the cause and has there been a recent imaging study. The concern is there may be some form of compression wither at the cord or at the nerve root level. See your doctor and possibly be evaluated by a neurologist and possibly by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Friend; male 35, approx 6', 300lb, with leg/knee compression fracture - they want to do bone transplant. Attached xray. What do you think?

Friend; male 35, approx 6', 300lb, with leg/knee compression fracture - they want to do bone transplant. Attached xray. What do you think?

Uphill climb ahead!: Non-Orthopedist answer: BMI 40+ will make surgical conditions, early healing, PT, and final resolution much more difficult. Need a specialist (and later a PT) who works with bariatric patients for best chance for good outcome. ...Read more

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Could I have a compression fracture if neuropathy pain suddenly got so severe in my right leg, hip and shin bone in excruciating pain for 7 days nons?

Could I have a compression fracture if neuropathy pain suddenly got so severe in my right leg, hip and shin bone in excruciating pain for 7 days nons?

Possible: These are symptoms consistent of nerve impingement somewhere. A compression fracture is one potential cause especially if you have fallen. Regardless of the cause, you should seek medical care. If you loose control of your bowel, bladder or go numb in the genitals please get to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What is a compression fracture?

What is a compression fracture?

Collapse of bone: Typically refers to collapse of a vertebrae in the spinal column. Occurs from trauma and associated with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How is compression fracture diagnosed?

How is compression fracture diagnosed?

Imaging: X-rays, ct, MRI or bone scan. All are imaging modalities that can assist with the diagnosis of a spine fracture. ...Read more

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Is pt required for a compression fracture?

Is pt required for a compression fracture?

No: The majority of patients do not require therapy for a compression fracture. Usually walking for exercise and wearing a brace for 3 months to allow the fracture to heal are all that is required. There are of course exceptions but typically it is as specified above. ...Read more

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What are the tests for compression fracture?

What are the tests for compression fracture?

Radiologic: Diagnosis of compression fx starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as ct, mri, bone scan, pet scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved. ...Read more

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What increases my risk for a vertebral compression fracture?

Many factors: Some of the risk factors (example: your genetics) cannot be changed. Things you can include smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, physical inactivity. Exercise that stresses your bones and muscles help maintain bone strength and can reduce the risk of falls. Avoiding situations that lead to falls also help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for compression fracture?

Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required. ...Read more

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What is a compression fracture of your knee?

What is a compression fracture of your knee?

Usually produces sev: Compression fracture around the knee can be very painful and very disabling;it either occurs as a plateau fracture or an injry to the patella. In either case it needs to be evaluated by a orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a compression fracture of t12?

What are treatment options for a compression fracture of t12?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Does a cervical compression fracture of C7 t1 heal completely?

C Spine Fracture: Most spine fractures will heal with rest and spine support (brace). Ligament injury or fracture fragment compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots may require surgical decompression with or without stabilization. Consultation with a specialist in cervical spine injuries is indicated as misdiagnosis can lead to neurologic deficit. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

How much time does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

Time: 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 more

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What is the treatment for small compression fracture of the spine?

What is the treatment for small compression fracture of the spine?

Conservative: Most osteoporotic compression fracture s will heal within 3 months. Treatment focuses on pain management and re building bone with calcium vitamin d and other medications. If pain persists after that amount of time there are other more to invasive approaches that can be tried to manage pain and disability. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

Help please? How long does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

Compression fracture: Typically in patients your age, 4-8 weeks. Medication, bracing, and time. Other options include vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. ...Read more

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I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and compression fracture L4 disk spine?

I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and compression fracture L4 disk spine?

Unusual: It is very unusual for a 31 year old to have osteoporosis and so a full endocrine workup would be indicated to find the underlying cause.; otherwise you might be at high risk for further fractures. ...Read more

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Pros and cons of kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fracture?

Pros and cons of kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fracture?

Brace: 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 more

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What distinguishes a lumbar compression fracture from a lumbar compression deformity?

What distinguishes a lumbar compression fracture from a lumbar compression deformity?

The same: Lumbar compression deformity describes the appearance of a compression fracture on an imaging study. ...Read more

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What core exercises should I do when I have a compression fracture in the t8 vertibrea?

Ask your doc: Hopefully they did an MRI to make sure you do not have cord compression.

But as long as the exercises do not increase your pain or radiculopathy or myelopathy you are probably ok. ...Read more

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Ideas? What might happen if my compression fracture to my C4 vertebrate didn't start to heal yet?

See your doc: Your doc that is following this fracture should be following the healing process and deciding on the next step if it is not doing what it should be. ...Read more

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A compression fracture of t 12 from an injury, do you treat with a brace and later with kyphoplasty?

I treat early: Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain. Proper indications and patient selection are key. Check out kyphon. Com. ...Read more

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I have back pain from a t12 compression fracture and it was six months ago. How long before it heals?

Other: It should have healed if it were going to. It might need consideration for further progression or need for treatment. A minimally invasive outpatient kyphoplasty is sometimes necessary for treatment, if conservative treatment fails. Rarely more severe reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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What core excersises are best to do when you have a compression fracture in your thoracic level 8 vertebra?

Weight bearing: Wait til the acute pain has subsided. Any weight bearing exercise, such as walking, strengthens the bones. Be sure you have enough vitamin d in your diet. Ask your doctor to check your vitamin d level. There is alot of variability in an individual's requirements for vitamin d. An alkaline diet--lots of veggies--is also good for your bones. ...Read more

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My t9 compression fracture was from falling 8' off a irrigation pivot. I'm at week 9 now. What issues would I have shooting a gun?

Talk with surgeon: That is a question best left for your surgeon. He/she can determine, based on the nature of your injury, your progress at this point and when/if you can shoot a gun. ...Read more

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I have a compression fracture of the T11 when can I run? It has been 3 weeeks I can bike, hike, aqua run the eliptical trainer no pain

Wait: If it has only been 3 weeks since your injury, I would suggest waiting at least another 6 weeks before considering running. You may not be in pain but that does not mean that you are healed. It generally takes 10-12 weeks for a spinal fracture to heal. Wait until your dr. Clears you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was told I have a compression fracture if T7 and given a Cash Brace to wear. Today I have woken in more pain, is this usual?

Yesterday I was told I have a compression fracture if T7 and given a Cash Brace to wear. Today I have woken in more pain, is this usual?

Compression fracture: It is normal that compression fracture will hurt. When you put a brace on it and attempt to stabilize it there maybe more pain. Notify your doctor to have the brace checked out ...Read more

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Will I ever heal? Been few years since compression fracture & 60mg morphine ER I still feel pain level 3. Anyone's pain lesson with time?

Unusual: Compression fractures usually heal and should certainly heal several years out. Perhaps you need to be evaluated for any additional compression fractures (this would be unusual given your age) and also to be sure you are not developing a deformity (kyphosis). Hope your pain improves, check with your doctor. Pain after spine trauma may sometimes persist but only your spine surgeon can tell you. ...Read more

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I fell and had a compression fracture 4 years ago. ...i just had a mri and it says I have impingment with edma. ..could the fall cause it?

Yes: Certainly a fall is the most common cause. Compression fractures are related to osteoporosis. If you are older and you fall you can get a compression fracture that can affect the nerves and spinal cord. If you are having neurological symptoms I would see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Which id better kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty for repair 2 sided compression fracture no pain lying. Severe pain when sitting or standing in pt in 90s

Which id better kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty for repair 2 sided compression fracture no pain lying. Severe pain when sitting or standing in pt in 90s

Equivalent: Both procedure have the same efficacy. Some believe you can get some vertebral body height restoration with kyphoplasty. I have not seen this. The needs to perform kyphoplasty are larger than for vertebroplasty. ...Read more

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Compression fracture of my t12 when I was 15. Its healed but I still have terrible back pain 11 years later and gets really bad. What would cause this?

Compression fracture of my t12 when I was 15. Its healed but I still have terrible back pain 11 years later and gets really bad. What would cause this?

Spine specialist: Seek out a physiatrist with fellowship interventional spine training (or other spine specialist) that can evaluate you.

You have to see if the pain is actually at the t12 level or if it's higher or lower. The facet joints behind where the bone is compressed get added compressive forces after a significant vertebral body fracture. Or, this may be simply myofascial pain. ...Read more

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Which specifically is a compression fracture?

Which specifically is a compression fracture?

Compression fracture: Compression fractures of the spine are most related to trauma and what happens is the vertebral body, a bony structure in your spine becomes "compression" or shortened in height due to a pressure from trauma that causes it to collagse. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

Vertebrae fracture: Front half of the vertebrae with a fracture causing collapse of the vertebrae. Should not exceed 20-30% loss of height or will require treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Compression Fracture (Definition)

A vertebral bone in the spine that has decreased at least 15% to 20% in ...Read more