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Ankle Sprain With Bone Bruise That Has Taken 5 Months
Have a broke tibia and fibula 4 inches up from my ankle. Its been 5 weeks. No shown bone growth is this a problem?
See your orthopedist: Your bone doctor can provide you the best information , compare the X rays and give you a definitive answer. Good luck. ...Read more
-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
Displaced fibula fracture 5" below knee. It's been 6 weeks with no sign of bone healing. Does it have a chance at healing still or is this non Union?
Healing: If you have not seen a leg specialist you must go as soon as possible. If you have seen the specialist and things have not improved you must let him/her know. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Is it possible an ankle boot can heal torn or pulled tendons or ligaments in an ankle? It's been 4 months and it hasn't healed because of movement
It should help, but.: It would help to better understand the structures involved, which might require MRI. Once this is assessed, then the effectiveness of immobilization +/- therapy can be gauged. Depending if there is a tear, surgical intervention might be a better option, especially if the patient is in sports. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've injured my toe (turf toe) 9 weeks ago. X-rays show no fracture. There has been no bruising or any swelling. Why so long to heal?
Tough Turf Toe.: Turf toe describes an injury that hyperextends the great toe dorsally. This sudden force can disrupt the soft tissue that surrounds the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint. This may include capsule, ligaments, tendons and any other soft tissue that in in the area. Treatment includes the RICE sequence. In some cases a cast or cam walker may be used. Depending on the severity, Figure 2 to 8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13 year old has unstable ankle (grade) with a torn calcaneo ligament and possible webber fracture from 5 months ago. What can be done?
Orthopedic surgery: If your ankle is unstable than you should see an orthopedic surgeon. This may require surgery but an evaluation is necessary ...Read more
Bimalleolar fracture of ankle 11 days ago. No surgery needed. Ankle is in a fiberglass cast. Ankle hasn't hurt since being in the cast. Should it be?
Ankle orif 4 weeks ago doc said healing well. Just slipped + put some weight on cast no pain no swelling. Could I have re broke bone or made it worse?
Fell on knee 2 months ago. Bad bruise healed but still painful to kneel. No swelling. Bursitis?chipped bone? See a doctor?Wait for healing? Treatment?
Ortho evaluation: Symptoms persisting for two months require expert evaluation with radiographic and perhaps mr exams. History and physical exam by orthopedic doctor necessary to determine problem and course of therapy ...Read more
Nondisplaced navicular foot fx. Looked complete on the X Ray. It's been 8 weeks still not healed and dr said 4-6 more weeks in boot. Is he right?
It's been 8 weeks since my injury, been immobilized for sprain but MRI just showed a subchondral fx on navicular possible AVN. Can surgery fix this?
You might want to : Consider a bone stimulator first. Surgery is an option which often includes fusing the bone or replacing it with iliac graft and attaching it to an adjacent bone. There is a huge difference between a subchondral fracture and avn and I think it is crucial to get the diagnosis correct. ...Read more
How to treat ankle stiffness after ankle fracture? It has been 7 weeks after fracture and doctor has now advised full weight bearing.
MRI and Xrays taken July showed bone bruise and a grade 2 ankle sprain. Fracture boot worn for 6 weeks. How long will rehab take?
How long?: Hard to be sure! Your doctor(s) must discuss this with you regularly! Do not be shy about asking! Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Fibula fracture and sprained ankle 2 weeks ago. Having pain above ankle and on shin area. Especially bad with pressure. Is this ok?
Injured foot 2 weeks ago, x-rays showed no fracture doctor said bone bruising. Swelling and pain still present with rest? Should i go back to doctors?
After calcaneus non union can the heel be casted again to finally heal? Have had 4 ankle surgeries. Ankle is fused, calcaneus has not. Ma
7 weeks ago was in a mva both knees sustained a hard blow there are bone contusions with bone marrow edema and a broken patella what are my risks?
Sprained ankle 4/11/15, original MRI: minor tears in post tib and deltoid lig; 5 mo. of PT new MRI shows bone bruise of talus. what else can I do?
Tears: Given your symptoms I would have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedist! ...Read more
Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage
Broken ankle or sprain? Symptoms are swelling of ankle. Can rotate and walk on it with mild pain though. Happended 5 days ago
Need an x-ray: To be sure which it is you should get an x-ray ...Read more
I got a small fracture and needed a cast for four weeks .It feels like the fracture has healed 100% and there hasn't been any pain or swelling. Can I take off my ankle cast early?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
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
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