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Ankle Pain Years After Fracture Dislocation
I had an ankle fracture/dislocation 10 years ago, and had surgery to reduce, fixed with a series of screws. My ankle is now frequenlty warm and itchy.?
-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
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
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
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
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
I got injured in pinky finger and it got dislocated and fracture. Dislocation is corrected and idoc has put splint for fracture. Recovery time?
1 month/: Depending on the severity of the fracture and your age, it would be 4-6 weeks ...Read more
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
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
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
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've had ankle pain near talus, almost two years. Very little swelling. Xray said no fracture but small spur. Physio/ultrasound no effect. What's next?
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
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
I suffered from a tibial plateau fracture 18 months ago, had the hardware removed. My leg is crooked and causes ankle pain, what can I do for relief?
See doctor: It sounds like you need an evaluation and exam and possibly a prescription brace to control the ankle. ...Read more
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
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
Is an ankle brace useful for ankle pain after a sprain? I have no fractures just a sprain. I just want to know if it's useful to use one
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more
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
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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