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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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Describe the features of a bone avulsion.?

Describe the features of a bone avulsion.?

One kind fractures: A fracture caused by the tearing away of a fragment of bone where a strong ligament or tendon attachment forcibly pulls the fragment away from the bone tissue. ...Read more

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What exactly is an avulsion tear of the ACL and what ways will they reconstruct my acl?

What exactly is an avulsion tear of the ACL and what ways will they reconstruct my acl?

Avulsion fracture: Tibial spine fractures are characterized by fractures at the insertion site of the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) on the tibia and were first classified into 3 types. For displaced (type ii/iii) fractures, surgical treatment has included fixation with screws, sutures, or wires performed through either open or arthroscopic approaches. Optimal treatment methods remain controversial. ...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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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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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 is nail avulsion?

Torn from bed: An avulsion injury refers to something being torn away. In the case of a nail avulsion, the nail is torn away from its bed. It's pretty painful! ...Read more

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