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Boxer Fracture Cast
Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more
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
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
Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).
Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral maleolous ), the medial distal end of the tibia( medial maleolous ), and the lower end of the tibia in the back of the ankle ( posterior maleolous ). The medial and lateral maleolous typically need fixation. Posterior maleolous only if >25% of joint ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a comminuted intra articular fracture of the 2nd metatarsal,oblique 3&4,medial cuneiform all nondisplaced lisfranc injury. Cast or surgery?
possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more
Weight bear as tol.: Since you can not put the sacrum in a cast (it's above the tailbone) only time can heal a sacral fracture. Weight bearing as tolerated is the best treatment. Of concern is there a diagnosis of osteoporosis due to menopause, low testosterone or high blood calcium (parathyroid adenoma) ? A work-up may be needed. ...Read more
Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture,
spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain.
hw long to heal?Overweight
Same: "boxers" fracture and "brawlers" are the same: 5th metacarpal neck fractures often sustained in a clenched fist injury.Real boxers more commonly injure the 2nd metacarpal( index finger vs. Pinkie)neck when boxing.... 5th metacarpal neck fractures are extremely common and the majority can be treated w/ closed reduction and splinting ...Read more
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
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