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How long does it take for a minor elbow avulsion fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a minor elbow avulsion fracture to heal?

About 6 weeks: Depends on where the avulsion exactly is. Sometimes a period of immobilization is required. See an upper extremity orthopedic doctor for this. ...Read more

Avulsions (Definition)

An avulsion is the result of a spraining type of injury where either a ligamentous or tendinous attachment pulls off a piece of the bone at its insertion site. Some avulsions will heal with rest and immobilization, ...Read more


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5 th metatarsal avulsion fx when would i be able to bear weight?

5 th metatarsal avulsion fx when would i be able to bear weight?

Please post x-rays: Need more info. How long ago, sure it's not a stress fx? Send me more & i will b glad 2 answer more specifically. ...Read more

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Untreated Old ankle avulsion still causing pain 6 years later. Is it too late to treat?

Untreated Old ankle avulsion still causing pain 6 years later. Is it too late to treat?

No but : you need to see an orthopedist and have it examined to know what your options are ...Read more

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10 weeks ago i was diagnose with a 5th metatarsal avulsion fx. My most recent xrays still show lucency. Can a healed fx still show lucency?

10 weeks ago i was diagnose with  a 5th metatarsal avulsion fx. My most recent xrays still show lucency. Can a healed fx still show lucency?

Yes: Clinical healing of an avulsion fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal usually occurs about 6-8 weeks out. (i.e. No pain, minimal swelling, comfortable pedestrian activity). Xray healing (bony bridging of the fracture site) can take up to 14-18 weeks. ...Read more

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What are avulsions?

What are avulsions?

Trauma: Typically, this would refer to an avulsion fracture. The fracture occurs at the site of attachment on the bone of a tendon or ligament. The tendon or ligament will pull off fragment of bone at the attachment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: avulsions?

What is the definition or description of: avulsions?

Avulsion: An avulsion is the result of a spraining type of injury where either a ligamentous or tendinous attachment pulls off a piece of the bone at its insertion site. Some avulsions will heal with rest and immobilization, others require surgical management. ...Read more

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What type of injury is an avulsion? How long is the recovery

Yes: Ligaments and tendons are soft tissue structures that insert on various bones. When you pull them hard enough, either it will tear or it will pull a piece of bone off. When the ligament or tendon pulls hard enough to pull bone off, it is called an avulsion. Recovery depends on the area of body involved. Some require surgery, others heal well on their own. ...Read more

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What tests/imaging technique shows nerve avulsion/detachment/tear? Can they be repaired?

What tests/imaging technique shows nerve avulsion/detachment/tear? Can they be repaired?

MRI: If you are looking for soft tissue injuries, an MRI is often the best test. Nerve damage is often temporary and the nerves regrow / repair in 6-12 weeks. Muscle/tendon tears often need surgery. ...Read more

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