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Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus - 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight - foot turns purple & throbs when standing. Normal?

Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus - 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight - foot turns purple & throbs when standing. Normal?

Ankle Injury: If you have an avulsion fracture of the talus it depends on the size of the avulsion. Not seeing your xray it is tough to recommend treatment. However, you need to get on crutches and be non weight bearing. When you stand the swelling has nowhere to go and stays in your foot. That's why elevation above the heart is essential. Also ice the ankle when you get the swelling down and keep it elevated. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I have an avulsion fracture in the middle top of my foot. My foot and ankle are also sprained. Does this require a cast?

I have an avulsion fracture in the middle top of my foot. My foot and ankle are also sprained. Does this require a cast?

Cast: Not necessarily. See your podiatrist - he/she will give you the best advise based on the physical evaluation and x rays / MRI. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: Weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion fracture in my ankle and have damaged ligaments. How can I get this treated?

I have an avulsion fracture in my ankle and have damaged ligaments. How can I get this treated?

See an orthopedist: You need to be evaluated by an orthopedist. You may need surgery to repair or remove the avulsed segment of bone but at the least you will probably need immobilization of the ankle for several days to weeks with subsequent physical therapy. ...Read more

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I underwent surgery for an ankle avulsion fracture three weeks ago and my wound is healing slowly. I do not have diabetes or smoke. WhY?

I underwent surgery for an ankle avulsion fracture three weeks ago and my wound is healing slowly. I do not have diabetes or smoke. WhY?

Take longer: It take 4-6 weeks for a wound to heal. If you are concern check with your surgeon specially if you did have any hard ware like plater and writes and screws to make sure you are rejecting any ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle together can tear in the middle of the ligament, or they can pull off a small piece of bone where the ligament typically attaches to that bone. That is the most common cause of and avulsion fracture. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Immobilization: Usually immobilization by cast or cam walker will do it but if a large piece of bone is pulled off them surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Had an avulsion fracture of the ankle 15 weeks ago and it really hurts again when I walk... My dr said it just takes time, I think something is wron?

Had an avulsion fracture of the ankle 15 weeks ago and it really hurts again when I walk... My dr said it just takes time, I think something is wron?

Depends: If the fracturevv had ligament attached it could cause a rupture or if fragment moved it could cause tendon pain and possible joint pain. Suggest MRI to check. I take it no surgery was done? ...Read more

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I have an avulsion fracture in my right ankle and its been 1 week now;how long should I wait before starting activity again? (I am a high lvl gymnast)

I have an avulsion fracture in my right ankle and its been 1 week now;how long should I wait before starting activity again? (I am a high lvl gymnast)

Hard to say: This depends on where in your ankle/foot the avulsion was and how severe, like any alignment issues. Your best bet is to review this issue with the doctor who made your diagnosis: hopefully an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Why are syndesmotic ankle injuries associated with an avulsion fracture of fibula Misdiagnosed by many doctors?

The avulsion frag...: ...may B very small, & oblique x-rays often needed 2 C them. The injury is quite traumatic & should B suspected after just the exam. If the syndesmosis is minimal, tress films need 2 B done.

By many docs R they ortho or ER docs. Most orthopedic surgeons don't miss them. If only the anterior inferior tib/fib is torn, the spred is minimal unless it is stressed.. ...Read more

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What does an ununited avulsion fracture in the right ankle mean?

What does an ununited avulsion fracture in the right ankle mean?

See below: It means that you tore off a piece of bone from the main bone and it has never healed back to the bone. ...Read more

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I've had an avulsion fracture in my ankle for 9 days and the pain was getting better but when I started physio it is now getting worse, is this normal?

I've had an avulsion fracture in my ankle for 9 days and the pain was getting better but when I started physio it is now getting worse, is this normal?

Fracture pain: It is quite common for pt to cause the pain to increase initially. If this gets progressively worse then I would be concerned. ...Read more

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Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when I try I hurt for long time after. Been 3 weeks.

Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when I try I hurt for long time after. Been 3 weeks.

Too soon: If you have pain on weight bearing, you need to be non-weight bearing at this time. In the absence of other complications, bone takes about 6 weeks to fully heal. Discuss with your doctor who will evaluate your condtion and progrees. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion fracture of my fibula from rolling my ankle. I am a nurse on my feet all day. Should I be working? I have a boot I am wearing.

I have an avulsion fracture of my fibula from rolling my ankle. I am a nurse on my feet all day. Should I be working? I have a boot I am wearing.

Casting and off wt: Keep a good alignment after orthopedic eval. With cast and crutch to keep wt work as much as possible, should be able to work limited to that;walk around with cast on ...Read more

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5th metatarsal avulsion fracture at base 2 weeks ago. Sharp pains in ankle& back of calf. Burning sensation at times on top of foot. Is this normal?

5th metatarsal avulsion fracture at base 2 weeks ago. Sharp pains in ankle& back of calf. Burning sensation at times on top of foot. Is this normal?

Avulsion: Pain is to be expected and diminishing as healing occurs. The pain in the calf could be a clot - see your podiatrist right away. ...Read more

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8 weeks after ankle avulsion fracture I still have weight baring pain. No surgery. No cast. Just walking boot. Mri shows fluid but nothing else. Normal?

Avulsion fracture: Of what? 5th met base? Any bone where a soft tissue structure attaches to it can have an avulsion fracture. Bone should heal in 6-8 weeks, if not you have to reconsider your treatment plan. Consider bone stinulator...Consider checking your vitamin d levels....X-rays need to be examined. If conservative treatment fails, surgery should be contemplated. ...Read more

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How will I be treated for an avulsion fracture or sprain?

Ankle injury: An avulsion fracture may require several types of treatment based on the size and any displacement of the avulsed bone. This could require casting to surgery. An ankle sprain depending on severity could require rehab to surgery. Clinical exam and imaging helps tailor treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I found out that my foot (navicular) fracture was an avulsion fracture and would like to know: - is it as serious as a normal fracture?

Avulsion: This is different from a normal fracture and usually requires surgery as the tendon that pulled the piece off is no longer attached. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture to the talus, is this normally operated upon? Await MRI this Friday re tendon damage. Tortion then falling to ground foot held.

Dependsthe severity: For talus fractures surgery is indicated if the fracture position is unstable or is affecting the subtalar joint. The result of the mri is important to evaluate the tendons around the fracture, if there is damage that can not be seen on plain X-ray and determine an AVN. The talus is one of a kind bone because it lacks of direct vascularity, so a precise diagnosis will avoid complications ...Read more

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Howis a left foot navicular avulsion fracture treated?

Immobilization: ? Usually the treatment is no weight bearing, followed by a walking boot to protect the foot. As pain improves, activity can be accelerated this process can take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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My foot has been put in a cast bc of an avulsion fracture. How long will it take to heal? I go to get and X-ray in two weeks.

My foot has been put in a cast bc of an avulsion fracture. How long will it take to heal? I go to get and X-ray in two weeks.

4-6 weeks: The bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal. It depends on which bone is fractured and the severity of the fracture. For some avulsion fractures, it may be possible to transition from a cast to a walking boot after a couple weeks. ...Read more

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I just had surgery to fix my tibial avulsion fracture. I cant do PT for 5 weeks (12 weeks total since break). How do I minimize the atrophy in my leg?

I just had surgery to fix my tibial avulsion fracture. I cant do PT for 5 weeks (12 weeks total since break). How do I minimize the atrophy in my leg?

This is difficult: There aren't too many exercises you can do to avoid atrophy after surgery especially if you are limited in your activities (ie weight bearing vs non-weight bearing). The type of cast or splint you are in and type of surgery may also limit the activities you can do. If it is ok to do quad sets or straight leg raises with the splint or cast on, this can help prevent atrophy of the quadriceps. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an avulsion fracture on the foot?

What are the signs of an avulsion fracture on the foot?

Avulsion fracture: See image for example. Signs: swelling, tenderness, pain with weightbearing, possible lump if avulsed segment is out of alignment. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago have a non displaced avulsion fracture on the tuberoisty of 5th Metatarsal. Been off the foot. When can I start gently using it? Please!

Dancer's Fracture.: This sounds like a fracture know as a dancers fracture. With a walking cast boot and guarded ambulation, count on about 6 weeks for the bone to be strong enough to bear weight without the boot. It could take as much as 8 to 12 weeks tor total recovery and thus back to normal activity. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more