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Broken 4th Metacarpal Healing Period
Stress fracture-3rd metatarsal- slow to heal, 14 weeks, boot and crutches. X-rays - no healing since Week 7. Cast? Specialist? Still pain, swelling.
You should be: Seeing a foot doctor whether podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doc. Are you a smoker? Do you happen to know if you have vitamin D deficiency? Have you been exercising or wearing normal shoes during the healing process? At 14 weeks that certainly is delayed healing and you need to discuss a plan with the dr taking care of you. Perhaps a bone stimulator would be in order.... ...Read more
It's my 4th week of non-displaced scaphoid fracture cast,still having tenderness in my palm and thumb.
Does it healing
Cast is for 6 week?
Scaphoid fractures: Can take longer than 6 weeks to heal. The cast, if that is the treatment used, can be discontinued only when there is certainty as to the healing. This can take 8 weeks or more and must be verified by new xrays but a times one needs to check healing with advancd studies such as CT scan. A partially healed scaphoid can lead to other problems, non union, pain re injury so patience is important ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Foot injuries especially a 5th metatarsal fracture can take up to 3 months to heal in most cases. If your fracture has not healed after 3 months, you may need a bone stimulator to increase the chance of fully healing the fracture. Consult with your foot specialist to make sure your fracture is showing signs of healing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
At least 6 weeks.: Bones generally gain an appreciable amount of strength back six weeks after a break. Strength/solidity/calcification can continue beyond that, but six weeks is a good marker. ...Read more
Broke 4th metasaursal nondisplaced. In boot & 4 weeks dr will ex ray & start weaning off boot. What happens after that in recovery process?
Time: If you have undergone surgery to repair a fractured metacarpal it may take some time before healing occurs, if at all. Depending upon which one was broken and the manner of attempted repair this can be unpredictable. Discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more
Broke 4th metacarpai.. 4 weeks in cast. Started hand therapy but joints in finger/ hand are swollen 2 1/2 weeks later. Is something wrong?
Probably not: The healing may not return to exact shape. If your treating specialist sees no problem and joint function is stable you may be okay ...Read more
I sustained a 5th metatarsal avultion break non-jones 8.5 weeks ago. X ray showed partial healing.Also, new burning pain underfoot. Is it normal?
4-6 weeks: usually 4-6 weeks with splintingGet a more detailed answer ›
Metatarsal stress fracture still sore, swollen after 10 weeks in boot, crutches- need specialist?
What is expected healing time for displaced fracture lateral mall. ? Surgery 5 weeks 4 days on nwb cast from 4 weeks x rays attached
Non-displaced triquetrum chip fracture - left wrist - 4 weeks casted. Some soreness after activity rested 2 weeks. Soreness after activity normal?
Yes: Reactive swelling and discomfort in this time frame are perfectly normal. ...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
Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago (xray no fractures) doing RICE religiously ..tingling sensation in my foot ...normal healing process or nerve damage?
hand fracture 2weeks ago(4th metatarsal closed initial).ER ortho put a splint 2 wear 4-6 week.I went 2 a walkin clinic 4 swelling.My finger is crooked
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