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Orbit fracture, lower lid lacerations, lower lid avulsion, due to a forced trauma impact. Her eye is extremely irritated and also itches.

Orbit fracture, lower lid lacerations, lower lid avulsion, due to a forced trauma impact. Her eye is extremely irritated and also itches.

Orbital trauma: Can cause many symptoms and she should be following up on all of these issues with her surgeon, just in case the irritation is more then just what resulted from her injury. And itching is normal during the healing phase and some doctors suggest taking antihistamines 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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What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

Pain & swelling: An avulsion fracture of the fibular head generally involves the styloid process and causes injury of some of the major stabilizers in the posterolateral corner. Avulsion fractures are strongly associated with disruption of the posterior cruciate ligament. ...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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Signs of an infection after toenail avulsion?

Signs of an infection after toenail avulsion?

Many: Not typical to have infection but signs would be extreme reddness, a yellow discharge or even green. Swelling around the edge of the nail bed with redness or streaking up the toe or foot would be signs. Hot to touch would be indicative of infection too. If in doubt, see your pcp or surgeon. May need an antibiotic. May be doing fine and you just need some reassurance. Nail it down! ...Read more

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Are avulsion fractures similar to stress fractures?

Are avulsion fractures similar to stress fractures?

No: Avulsion fractures are when a section of bone is torn away from the main body of bone and still connected to the tendon. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed by Xray with a remote avulsion of the anterior/superior plate of L4. Is there a chance this was caused by cancer?

I was diagnosed by Xray with a remote avulsion of the anterior/superior plate of L4. Is there a chance this was caused by cancer?

Would have shown: If this were cancer, it would have been visible to the radiologist. Ask to review the report with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a distal fibula avulsion about two weeks ago. Why does it hurt when I press down with my toes, but not when I push up?

I was diagnosed with a distal fibula avulsion about two weeks ago. Why does it hurt when I press down with my toes, but not when I push up?

Varies: There are several potential explanations for this. Plantar flexion will have a tendency to stretch the peroneal tendons, which are right near your zone if injury and so this may be irritating it. Dorsiflexuon will tend to relax them. This should resolve as you recover from your injury, I would let your doctor know in your follow up visit. ...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 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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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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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

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What can cause a spontaneous avulsion of a toenail without trauma?

What can cause a spontaneous avulsion of a toenail without trauma?

Varies: Poor shoe wear, nail disease such as an underlying fungal infection, running long distances and many other conditions can potentially cause a spontaneous loss of a nail. Don't hesitate to see a podiatrist for a good exam. ...Read more

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Are lumbar avulsions common in adults? Could working out/lifting weights cause this?

Are lumbar avulsions common in adults? Could working out/lifting weights cause this?

Lifting, no: Avulsions R due 2 a strong ligament attached 2 an area of the spine Bing put under sudden stress/traumatic. It being stronger than the bone, pulls a piece of bone from its attachment. U would know if this were the cause, as the energy needed is significant. ...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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I may have to get partial nail avulsion, who do I talk to?

I may have to get partial nail avulsion, who do I talk to?

PCP or Hand Surgeon: Usually can be done in the office under local anesthetic finger block. ...Read more

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How long to develop optic atrophy after avulsion of optic nerve?

How long to develop optic atrophy after avulsion of optic nerve?

It depends: If there is a total avulsion of the optic nerve then the vision is nlp (no light perception) and the atrophy will occur within a few weeks. If the avulsion is partial them the atrophy may be restricted to the fibers that were severed. ...Read more

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How can I treat each specific type of wound (punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?

How can I treat each specific type of wound (punctures, abrasion, avulsion, incision, laceration, contusions)?

There is not way to: Cover this many topics in 400 characters or less. Encourage you to google each topic. ...Read more

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Have a tuberosity fx with avulsion of left shoulder, injury from a fall one month ago. What is normal recovery time and treatment?

Have a tuberosity fx with avulsion of left shoulder, injury from a fall one month ago. What is normal recovery time and treatment?

If it was not displ-: -aced, there is good blood supply & should heal solidly in 6-8 wks. Once U star 2 use it, U must protect it for a few more weeks, as the bone becomes ostioporotic & is more prone 2 repeat injury. Any sports should wait until full motion & strength. ...Read more

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Recently cleared to bear weight after 5th metatarsal avulsion fx. Bit of discomfort walking and a lot of ankle pain. Is this normal?

Recently cleared to bear weight after 5th metatarsal avulsion fx. Bit of discomfort walking and a lot of ankle pain. Is this normal?

No: The ankle pain may be coming from the tendon that attaches to the 5th base called the peroneus brevis. Have it checked out, you may need an ankle brace for a couple of months. ...Read more