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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Fracture Dislocation (Definition)

-a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & ...Read more


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When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

When can I start running again after a severe ankle injury (fracture/dislocation)?

It depends: By "severe" I assume you required surgery and have a little hardware store in there. After the initial 2 month period of non-weight bearing and another 2 months of physical therapy, you may begin power walks at 6 months, and resume your running on a limited basis in 8 months. If your injury was not that severe and you didn't have surgery, you'd probably be running again in 4-5 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Is it possible to fully recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation?

Yes: Many people are able to resume all their activities after fully healed and have gone through physical therapy. You may develope some arthritis down the road. ...Read more

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Knee injury 2 years ago x-rays show no fracture, dislocation or abnormality of soft tissue. Mri mild to normal still continue to feel dull ache pain?

Knee injury 2 years ago x-rays show no fracture, dislocation or abnormality of soft tissue. Mri mild to normal still continue to feel dull ache pain?

Let me explain: You have done the MRI and were normal?
In this case we have two possibilities.
1-the pain coming from the knee itself, in this case most likely mild case of arthritis of some kind, I would try Motrin for a week if you feel better that your diagnosis.
2-if you did not feel better the in the knee coming from some place and we have were it is comming from.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good and simple treatment for fracture dislocation?

What is a good and simple treatment for fracture dislocation?

Fracture dislocation: Reduction of the dislocation, evaluation of the fracture to assess stability, fracture treatment. ...Read more

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What makes sense? There is no ___ fracture, dislocation, or bony abnormality. Sounds like digmountable.

What makes sense? There is no ___ fracture, dislocation, or bony abnormality. Sounds like digmountable.

I'll demonstrate...: The word is "demonstrable". This is often used in describing x-ray interpretations. ...Read more

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What is the different between a finger sprain and a fracture / dislocation?

What is the different between a finger sprain and a fracture / dislocation?

Ligaments: A sprain is where you fully or partially tear the ligaments supporting the finger joint. A fracture is a broken bone. A dislocation is when the finger is out of the socket or out of position due to the ligament having been completely ruptured or outstretched. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fracture dislocation?

What is the definition or description of: Fracture dislocation?

This means that-: -a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & the fem head follows. ...Read more

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I've had this rt. Knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation, wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?

I've had this rt. Knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation, wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?

A few possibIiltiies: Knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions. Causes such a meniscal injury, ligament injury, patellar syndromes are likely ruled out by negative X-rays. Some type of arthritis, gout, pseudo gout etc can occur without X-ray abnormalities, especially early in the disease. An often overlooked cause is sitting position, folding a leg under or around the leg of chair of example. Re-evaluate. ...Read more

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How do I keep my 89 yr old gma with alzheimer's from taking her cast and sling off? She has a fracture, dislocation and stitches. 3 ER visits 1 day.

How do I keep my 89 yr old gma with alzheimer's from taking her cast and sling off? She has a fracture, dislocation and stitches. 3 ER visits 1 day.

Pain control: For behavioral disturbances of dementia the best technique will be reorientation and distraction, to focus in something else, but before any pain or discomfort should be addressed and treated this will require a lot of supervision. Pharmacological treatment can be considered in some cases but should be tailored individually based on other health problems and other medications being given. ...Read more

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Can you make a full recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture with dislocation?

Recovery: A full recovery is possible, but that ankle will no longer be the same. There will always be some stiffness, ache and swelling. Over time you have a high chance of developing arthritis. ...Read more

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Low tib fracture, ankle dislocation, 6 weeks in plaster cast. How long after ankle is manipulated should it be set and alright to try to walk again?

Low tib fracture, ankle dislocation, 6 weeks in plaster cast. How long after ankle is manipulated should it be set and alright to try to walk again?

Dependson severity: If severe, usually 2-3 months after initial treatment (surgery usually recommended), but if mild, 6-8 weeks after initial treatment depending if everything goes well post-operatively. Healing is unpredictable, but general guidelines do allow us to use imaging and clinical findings to help make the best decision for your WB status. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had trimalelor fracture plus dislocation of the left leg, today I have had what feels like a dull nerve pain from heel to toe, why?

I had trimalelor fracture plus dislocation of the left leg, today I have had what feels like a dull nerve pain from heel to toe, why?

Could be nerve: Could be nerve from original injury, but need to worry about cast being too tight from swelling. Check immediately with your irthopedist ...Read more

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How to help ankle pain from fractured growth plate injury that happened over a year ago?

How to help ankle pain from fractured growth plate injury that happened over a year ago?

See a specialist: There are different types of growth plate fractures. If the fracture involved the ankle joint then there may be damage in the joint cartilage causing the pain. Any misalignment of a bone in the joint can also cause pain. You need to see a specialist who will evaluate and possibly take an MRI to see if there is any damage in the joint. ...Read more

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Have experienced ankle pain for year and a half. Diagnosed with grade 2 anterior ligament tear and fibula fracture. Ortho I have visited hasn't helped?

Have experienced ankle pain for year and a half. Diagnosed with grade 2 anterior ligament tear and fibula fracture. Ortho I have visited hasn't helped?

Another set of eyes.: Very difficult to comment when the treatment regimen you received is unknown. Your best advice is have a fresh pair of eyes evaluate your ankle. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a ankle stress fracture I have ankle pain outside of the bone the pain comes & goes.

How to know if you have a ankle stress fracture I have ankle pain outside of the bone the pain comes & goes.

See doctor: Stress fractures or reactions occur when the amount of stress you put on a bone exceeds your body's ability to keep up with it. Signs are pain on weight bearing and use, swelling and point tenderness. Intial xrays may be negative upto several weeks after it strats. Bone scans are positive after 2-4 days and MRI is best test to diagnose quickly as well as rule out other causes of pain. ...Read more

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Persistent ankle pain after fracture, is there a good painkiller that will help?

Persistent ankle pain after fracture, is there a good painkiller that will help?

Need to get source: Simply masking pain after fracture may not be appropriate. It is important to determine why there is still pain. Are you still in acute recovery or is this now a chronic process. See a specialist for this such as a foot and ankle trained podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a fractured foot and Lisfranc injury. Almost fell and flexed my foot in the plaster cast - having bad ankle pain. Did unmake it worse?

I have a fractured foot and Lisfranc injury. Almost fell and flexed my foot in the plaster cast - having bad ankle pain. Did unmake it worse?

Unmake it worse-: -means it got it better. But I kno what U mean. Lisfrank fractures R quite unstable, and is Cn in football, or other sports when the foot is hyper flexed, & often needs surgery depending on Ur activity level. It should B followed by an ortho surg, not an ER Doc or PCP. If it is acute, get in 2 have it rechecked even if it did not cause an increase in pain. They need close watching & a tight cast. ...Read more

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Ankle pain, swelling and randomly bruising. Being told I'm too young to have any "problems". I've had multiple fractures and sprains in the past?

Ankle pain, swelling and randomly bruising. Being told I'm too young to have any "problems". I've had multiple fractures and sprains in the past?

Chronicle ankle pain: You should be seen by a "real doctor." You may need an MRI to assess soft tissue damage in the ankle. "Problems" are usually not age determinate. Whoever told you that. ..stay away, assuming it was a doc. Go see a podiatrist or orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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In '85 medial and posterior malleolus fractures of left ankle lateral malleolus fracture of right ankle. They do not show in current xrays. How is that possible & would it acct 4 my ankle pain now?

In '85 medial and posterior malleolus fractures of left ankle lateral malleolus fracture of right ankle. They do not show in current xrays. How is that possible & would it acct 4 my ankle pain now?

Possibly: Sounds like u had bilateral ankle fx.'s @ age 21.Apparently no surgery? . 28 years later (if your fractures required no surgery) then it wouldn't be unusual to see " normal" appearing ankle bones since your fractures were minimally or non- displaced. See an orthopedic surgeon now for evaluation. Your pain now may be unrelated... Or u could be developing subtle arthritic changes best seen on mri. ...Read more

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3 days ago I fractured the distal tip of the fibula. I'm having very severe heel pain with ankle pain. Normal? Heel pain is 10/10 and non stop almost

Severe heel pain: Severe heel pain is not typical with ankle fractures unless you also have injured your heel. Go back for another dr to evaluate you as u probably have a fracture in your hind foot ...Read more

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What are the long term symptoms/damage from bi-malleolar ankle fractures. I have had ankle pain since a 35 ft fall in '85, ?

What are the long term symptoms/damage from bi-malleolar ankle fractures. I have had ankle pain since a 35 ft fall in '85, ?

Arthritis: Typically fractures that involve a joint may go on to post traumatic arthritis. This is arthritis caused by the injury not osteoarthritis or whole body arthritis. This usually is localized to the affected joint. Painfulankle arthritis may be treated by steroid injections, bracing or surgery including total ankle replacement or ankl fusion. Ankle replacement is a good option if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Hurt foot 41/2 weeks ago- got X-ray and negative fracture. Still hurts w/ tingling, pain in foot and ankle, pain shoots in leg, achy, can't walk on long.

Get a repeat x-ray: There may still be a fracture, especially if there is point tenderness. Of course, it is also possible there is a ligament or tendon injury but it may be hard to get your insurance company to OK an MRI. ...Read more

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I had a severe injury in may of this year. Fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. Any comments re: surgery?

I had a severe injury in may of this year. Fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. Any comments re: surgery?

Monteggia?: A fracture of the ulna w/ associated radial head subluxation / dislocation (@ elbow) is known as a monteggia fx./ dislocation. If recognized treatment is orif of the ulna (plating) and reduction of the radial head dislocation. (it usually reduces spontaneously after fixing ulna)... ...Read more

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

How painful is a broken bone injury or dislocation?

Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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