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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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How long will an avulsion fracture in thumb take to heal?

How long will an avulsion fracture in thumb take to heal?

6-8 weeks: It varies, but most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal. You would want to make sure it is not a "game keepers thumb" which is an avulsion fracture in which the ulnar collateral ligament often gets inserted between the bone edges and can limit fracture healing; these often require surgery to heal. ...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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I need advice on a thumb avulsion fracture of the radial side. Nine weeks and still not healed and now wants mri of radial ligament?

I need advice on a thumb avulsion fracture of the radial side. Nine weeks and still not healed and now wants mri of radial ligament?

MRI of injury: MRI is a very powerful imaging tool. It can be used to determine if ligaments are torn as well as diagnosis other soft tissue and bone injuries. The machine can look intimidating and it makes lots of noise, but the test is not painful at all. If you have concerns ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Palm and thumb pain: Can be due to many things, post fracture joint issues, things that have nothing to do with the actual fracture such as arthritis or tendonitis and some things that overlap, a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have a non- healing (3.5 months)displaced avulsion fx of 5th metatarsal. Ortho says prob won't heal - live with it???

I have a non- healing (3.5 months)displaced avulsion fx of 5th metatarsal. Ortho says prob won't heal - live with it???

Varies: Fractures in that area are often considered "avulsion" fractures. The foot is injured in a twisting injury and the ligament that inserts into the base of the metatarsal pulls a piece of bone off in the injury. It is not terribly uncommon for those fractures to be displaced and not to heal. If it is not causing symptoms can be "lived with". If it is, surgery can be done to fix. ...Read more

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Recently told to bear weight after being in a cast after a 5th meta avulsion fx. Having dull pain at fx sight or slightly behind it?

To be expected: Mild dull pain is to be expected, but it should continue to improve. If it does not, it may mean the avulsion has not completely healed and xrays are needed to check this. Those types of avulsion frxs on the 5th are notorious for not healing, so get checked sooner than later, but some dull pain is to be expected at first. Hope this helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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5th meta avulsion fx. Recently told to bear weight, having pain at fx sight when im on the ball of my foot, is this normal pain?

5th meta avulsion fx. Recently told to bear weight, having pain at fx sight when im on the ball of my foot, is this normal pain?

Yes: This is typical of this injury and WB progression in the earlier stages of healing. Try taking more weight off the foot with crutches or a cane for an extra day or two and try to gradually increase the amount of weight on your injured foot. If you fail to progress see your physician for x ray and recheck. ...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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Where to get an nail avulsion?

Two choices: A podiatrist will do this and some dermatologists. ...Read more

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How should I treat nail avulsion?

How should I treat nail avulsion?

Mostly observation: If the nail plate was avulsed cleanly and the nail bed (matrix) has not been damaged, then only observation is necessary. Keep the area clean and dry. The nail plate usually takes about 6 months to grow from the cuticle to the tip of the digit. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to see a board certified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of nail avulsion?

What's the outcome of nail avulsion?

Most nail injuries: Such as an avulsion look worse than they are. The nail plate, the hard nail comes off but if the underlying nail bed is ok, the nail grows back in a few months. Laceration to the sterile nail matrix or the germinal matrix (the root of the nail can affect growth ...Read more

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What the heck is nail avulsion really?

What the heck is nail avulsion really?

Most nail injuries: Such as an avulsion look worse than they are. The nail plate, the hard nail comes off but if the underlying nail bed is ok, the nail grows back in a few months. Laceration to the sterile nail matrix or the germinal matrix (the root of the nail can affect growth ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a nail avulsion?

What can I do to treat a nail avulsion?

Wound Care: Wash the area twice a day with soap and water. Keep the area dry and covered for the rest of the day. The area is going to be very sensitive for a couple of months. ...Read more

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Why would a person have to get partial nail avulsion?

Why would a person have to get partial nail avulsion?

Ingrown nail?: An ingrown nail or a pincer nail may be treated with a nail avulsion in order to remove the piece of nail growing into the skin and causing an inflammatory foreign body reaction / providing an entry point for infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nail avulsion?

What is the definition or description of: Nail avulsion?

Most nail injuries: Such as an avulsion look worse than they are. The nail plate, the hard nail comes off but if the underlying nail bed is ok, the nail grows back in a few months. Laceration to the sterile nail matrix or the germinal matrix (the root of the nail can affect growth ...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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What to do if I am planning to go for a nail avulsion, but anyone know of a place and the price?

What to do if I am planning to go for a nail avulsion, but anyone know of a place and the price?

? Nail removal: To, doctors a nail avulsion is usually traumatic in origin. It refers to removal of the nail plate. This may be necessary for some type of infections in or around the nail. A new nail will grow. Permanent removal of a nail so that it will not grow back is sometime necessary. In the foot this can be done by a podiatrist with a chemical injection or surgery. Cost varies ...Read more

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11wks ago I broke my shoulder., how long should it take to heal? Wht shud I expect at this point? Avulsion of greater tuberosity minamally displaced

11wks ago I broke my shoulder., how long should it take to heal? Wht shud I expect at this point? Avulsion of greater tuberosity minamally displaced

R.O.M: By this time the fracture should be olmost completly healed. You should concentrate now to gain back your range of motion and strenght. ...Read more

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Are bone cysts that form post non union avulsion fx best left alone or treated? Doesn't specify type of cyst just says "early cystic change"

Are bone cysts that form post non union avulsion fx best left alone or treated? Doesn't specify type of cyst just says "early cystic change"

Depends: Upon where the avulsion fracture occurred!
For example in a "strong bone" such as the fibula (ankle) avulsion a small cyst is probably not significant! However in a FINGER its very significant since it can weaken the bone!
Consult with your ORTHOPEDIST for a more informed
and exact diagnosis/prognosis
Hope this helps!
DR Z ...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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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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How to treat nail avulsion?

How to treat nail avulsion?

Most nail injuries: Such as an avulsion look worse than they are. The nail plate, the hard nail comes off but if the underlying nail bed is ok, the nail grows back in a few months. Laceration to the sterile nail matrix or the germinal matrix (the root of the nail can affect growth ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nail avulsion?

Is there a cure for nail avulsion?

Time: An avulsed nail comes off at the root. If the root is not disturbed by crushing or direct injury, the nail will regrow. There is no way to speed this up although a well balanced diet is helpful. The regrowth speed depends upon the nail involved - hands are faster than feet for instance. ...Read more