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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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's an avulsion fracture of the knee?

What's an avulsion fracture of the knee?

Tendon tear: Avulsion fracure is where the hamstrings, quadraceps tendon tearsaway from the bone insertion causing a fracture at the insertion site. ...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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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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What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

It depends: It really matters where the frature is, how large it is and whether or not it involves the articular margin. It can be treated by a splint, cast or even surgery. The specifics would come from a hand surgeon who could tell you the correct treatment. Go see a specialist. ...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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Avulsion fracture of fibula with inframalleolar swelling, 3w ago. No treatment and still painful/swell. What is the treatment?

Avulsion fracture of fibula with inframalleolar swelling, 3w ago. No treatment and still painful/swell. What is the treatment?

Immobilization: Fractures heal with immobilization and time usually around 6 weeks. If you have not immobilized the fracture you may be at risk for malunion of the fracture due to ongoing trauma to the fracture. Best to seek treatment from an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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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

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Radiographs show a "curvilinear osseous fragment consistent with an avulsion fracture of the anterior talus." What will be treatment/recovery from orthopedics that I meet with next week?

Radiographs show a "curvilinear osseous fragment consistent with an avulsion fracture of the anterior talus." What will be treatment/recovery from orthopedics that I meet with next week?

Talus fracture: It's difficult to say without seeing your x rays myself. It sounds likef it is a capsular avulsion fracture, if so it is non operative/conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed avulsion fracture left ishial tuberosity. It has been over a year, is there any new treatment? .

Undiagnosed avulsion fracture left ishial tuberosity. It has been over a year, is there any new treatment? .

Ischial tuberosity: A year old fracture there is typically treated conservatively. Treat the symptoms. Rare surgery--consider ham stretch and strengthening, ultrasound, laser therapy, pt, modalities, nsaids, core exercises, purified omega, etc. If asymptomatic, no specific treatment needed. ...Read more

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I have a "undisplaced avulsion fracture base proximal phlaanx L great toe" - what does this mean, what is treatment and how long does it take to heal?

Toe fracture: Undisplaced fracture means there is a fracture but bones are still in close proximity. Avulsion fracture means that muscle has pulled the bone by force and caused fracture. Undisplaced avulsion fracture of toe are treated by buddy strapping usually for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi Dr I was injured yesterday because of playing soccer and I've got Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity. It has been over 13 years. I'm feeling pain in that point and im worry about it, should I go to the hospital or any treatment for no

Hi Dr I was injured yesterday because of playing soccer and I've got Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity. It has been over 13 years. I'm feeling pain in that point and im worry about it, should I go to the hospital or any treatment for no

Chronic injury: Chronic hamstring avulsion in an athlete warrants attention. Hamstring muscles attach from that part of the pelvis (or "sitter" bone) to behind the knee. Since it is painful, you should see an Orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate and likely obtain MRI. These acute on chronic injuries often benefit from physical therapy and some rest. Further work up is needed to determine if any surgery would help. ...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?

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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DX displaced avulsion fracture, base of big toe after worsening forefoot pain. In rigid shoe waiting for ortho consult. What is typical treatment?

Shoe: From your description, this would likely be treated with continued rigid shoe wear and activity modification. This should heal with time. Most fractures will heal by 3 months. ...Read more

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What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

Depends: This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy. ...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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Avulsion fracture of tarsal navicular has not healed at all after 9 weeks in boot. What are the likely treatments?

Navicular fracture: The standard treatment for navicular fractures is immobilization in cast for an average of 6 weeks. If its didn't heal then most probably it is a displaced fracture. In this case you should consult your orthopedic surgeon as it might need surgery (fixation) ...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 is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

4-6 weeks: It can depend on the location. On average bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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What is a tarsal avulsion fracture? And how is it treated?

Foot break: A tarsal fracture that has 'avulsed' or pulled off a smal piece of bone secondary to a tendon (peroneus brevis, for example) or a ligament. Almost all are treated non/ operatively in a cast/ walking boot w/ progressive wt. Bearing. The serious tarsal (mid- foot) fracture is the 'Lis - Franc' injury. See an experienced ORS if this is the case. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

What is a hip avulsion fracture and how is it treated?

Muscle contrarction: An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament, along with a piece of the bone it's attached to, gets pulled away from the main part of the bone.
Treatment resting and icing the affected area, then doing controlled exercises to stretch the tendon and promote bone healing — is usually all that's needed for an avulsion fracture to heal. In rear case we have to do surgery to put back ...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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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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I'm able to bear weight nearly two weeks post avulsion fracture of medial and lateral malleolus. But, there's a lot more bruising. Normal?

I'm able to bear weight nearly two weeks post avulsion fracture of medial and lateral malleolus. But, there's a lot more bruising. Normal?

Yes but this is a-: -serious injury. U should B treated by an orthopedic surgeon, & U should B in a cast or a boot brace 2 hold it immobile. Also U should B on crutches. If U only had a visit 2 the ER, that's not sufficient. ...Read more

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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


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