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3 days ago I was told I have a small avulsion fracture of my navicular bone on my left foot. My heal of my foot has a burning pain. Is that normal?

3 days ago I was told I have a small avulsion fracture of my navicular bone on my left foot. My heal of my foot has a burning pain. Is that normal?

You may: Be changing the way you are walking due to the fracture and this may be causing the burning pain. Alternatively, it may be a separate bonafide issue.

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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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.

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What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

Avulsion fractures: All avulsion fractures, regardless of their location, have a similar appearance on xray. You will find a fragment of bone broken off and separated from the remainder. The difference is that the break takes place at the insertion of a tendon and is the result of a pull from that muscle.

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Howis a left foot navicular avulsion fracture treated?

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.

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If you had a proximal avulsion fracture of your tarsal navicular, what would happen if you walked on it without immobilization?

If you had a proximal avulsion fracture of your tarsal navicular, what would happen if you walked on it without immobilization?

You may have: Pain, swelling etc or you might be perfectly okay....everyone is different. The size of the fracture may matter and he etiology might Matter. Ideally, it should not be walked on.

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What to do if I found out that my foot (navicular) fracture was an avulsion fracture and would like to know: - is it as serious as a normal fracture?

Avulsion: This is different from a normal fracture and usually requires surgery as the tendon that pulled the piece off is no longer attached.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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