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

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

A tendon injury: Sometimes, instead of a tendon tearing (a sprain) it pulls off the bone. It often takes a small piece of bone with it. This is called an avulsion fracture and is generally treated like a sprain. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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What is the treatment for cuboid avulsion fracture?

What is the treatment for cuboid avulsion fracture?

Depends on fracture: A small avulsion fracture of the cuboid may require no treatment other than crutches and pain control. Others may require non weight bearing for a prolonged period of time and/or surgery. It would be best to discuss this with your Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Ar what point should the inflammation/swelling and pain subside from a cuboid avulsion fracture?

Ar what point should the inflammation/swelling and pain subside from a cuboid avulsion fracture?

Weeks: It takes a lot of force to create this injury. So six weeks, things should be on the mend. If not, get some reevaluation. ...Read more

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All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

Bone contusions: Bone contusions can take many months to fully resolve of symptoms. Bone fractures ordinarily take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot. What will I experience during my treatment?

I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot. What will I experience during my treatment?

Treatment: X-ray will be taken. Treatment will be aimed at taken weight off the area in order for the none to heal. Typically a walking cast boot will be utilized. Fracture healing is 6to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of tibial tuberosity had bone graft due to nonunion shouldn't bone graft be seen on x-ray? Mine isn't n still nonunion 18mth later

Avulsion fracture of tibial tuberosity had bone graft due to nonunion shouldn't bone graft be seen on x-ray? Mine isn't n still nonunion 18mth later

Usually healed @18mo: I am sure you are concerned. Bone grafts go thru phases on x-ray. The graft is dead by nature and acts as a scffolding for your own bone to grow on and the graft is absorbed, so it may look at some point like its gone. A ct scan can be helkpful to determine if there is any fusion taking place. Follow recomendations of your doc who knows best what was done. ...Read more

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9 weeks after cuboid avulsion fracture. Out of boot at 6 weeks. Wearing compression sock and brace in a shoe. It still hurts and I can't walk normal.

9 weeks after cuboid avulsion fracture. Out of boot at 6 weeks. Wearing compression sock and brace in a shoe. It still hurts and I can't walk normal.

Immobilization: LoriF,

You may need a longer period of immobilization either in a boot or, more strictly, in a short leg cast if these symptoms are still bothering you, especially with weight bearing. Alternatively, if the pain is gradually getting better then some formal physical therapy may help your rehab. ...Read more

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I have a cuboid (possibly an avulsion) fracture in my right foot. Have been wearing a soft cast (moon boot) for the past three days. I asked the Docto?

I have a cuboid (possibly an avulsion) fracture in my right foot. Have been wearing a soft cast (moon boot) for the past three days. I asked the Docto?

Easy goes it.: It sounds as though you are on the road to recovery. A cam walking cast is most likely appropriate for the injury you have described. It will be some weeks before you can consider anything other than guarded activity. Sometimes using crutches for assistance in the early says of treatment is beneficial. ...Read more

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I have cuboid avulsion fracture. At 4 weeks de said to lose crutches and walk in boot. 5 days later it's sore and turns darker color when down on floor. Is it too soon? Dr said she sees bridging on xray

See Orthopaedics: Please see a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery. Sounds like you may have a Lisfranc injury that may have not been evident on first exam. If the MD sees bridging callus, that is a sign there is motion a the fracture site. Please see a specialist in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics for the best outcome. Stay calm and see ortho. Good luck to you.
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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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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. Fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. Fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

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Can it be an avulsion fracture or a stress fracture?

This would require: History, physical examination ; x-rays to properly diagnose. ...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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How to treat an avulsion fracture of superior anterior spine?

How to treat an avulsion fracture of superior anterior spine?

See orthopedist: I would have to see the xray to make recomendation and have some details about the injury. ...Read more

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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an avulsion fracture of the talus?

Consult with dr: This needs to be thoroughly assessed by a specialist - you can be seen for clinical evaluation, as the size of the fracture fragment and its position is very important. This may or may not need a surgical intervention based on many factors pertaining to your particular health picture.
As I see you are in the area, call us! ...Read more

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What physical therapy is there for an avulsion fracture?

Depends: Depending on where the avulsion occurs and to what degree and what treatment is rendered, will determine the physical therapy needed. The fracture usually has to heal by rest and splint of some sort or may have to be operatively "fixed" with wire, screw or other means. Then, your doctor will recommend the right physical therapy if needed or indicated. Work with your doctor. ...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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What causes an avulsion fracture of the left anterior superior iliac sartorius?

Sudden muscul force: The mechanism of injury in apophyseal avulsions is sudden forceful concentric or eccentric muscle contraction during running, jumping or kicking a ball, which results in traction on the unfused apophysis. Extreme passive stretching and chronic repetitive microtrauma have also been implicated in the development of apophyseal avulsion. ...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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Just went and had an xray and the doc said I had an "avulsion-fracture" - any advice or similar situations?

Avulsion-fracture:

In general, fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal. An avulsion is a small fracture usually with a soft tissue attachment. Activity such as walking is frequently allowed, because it doesn't prolong the healing. However, for complete healing to take place allow 3-4 months. Symptoms should gradually improve during that time, till they finally resolve. See less
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Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity. It has been over 13 years, is there any hope for treatment?

Avulsion=: Chip fracture. Unless you are in severe pain, this is not an issue. If you are in severe pain (13 years) see an orthopedic surgeon; otherwise, do not worry. ...Read more

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I have an urgent questions about hip avulsion fracture? What are the signs and treatment methods for a hip avulsion fracture?

Mostly non surgical: The sign is pain and limited mobility of the involed hip.
The vast majority of avulsion fractures heal very well without surgical intervention, but be sure to talk to your doctor about the best treatment for your specific injury. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner. I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg, as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more