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Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

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 more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

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

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Depends: It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fracture heals in place properly especially if you had surgical correction with orif. ...Read more

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Broken wrist with cast, running allowed?

Broken wrist with cast, running allowed?

broken wrist: Sometimes, but this depends on the stability of the fracture. Please discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other structures of foot. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Best brace for broken ankle?

Best brace for broken ankle?

Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possible surgery. ...Read more

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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

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

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Will broken hands need plaster casts?

Will broken hands need plaster casts?

Splinting or casting: In the proper position is the single most important ting to treat a hand fracture. Finger and hand joints get stiff quiclky if poorly positioned. The immobilzation must offer a secure afe position that allows healing to ccur without prolonging recovery. Typically this is for a nondisplaced or displaced fracture that can be held stable. For unfixable or unstalbe fractures internal fixaiton is adde. ...Read more

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Will my leg cast help the ankle fracture pain?

Will my leg cast help the ankle fracture pain?

Should: Part of the pain one may experience is because there is movement around the segment that is fractured. Hence, immobilization restricts the movement and some pain relief is offered. Some ice behind your knee can possibly help as well, and if you need pain killers can be prescribed as well. ...Read more

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Can my sprained ankle be broken?

Can my sprained ankle be broken?

Possibly: A sprained ankle may initially have negative x-rays. With continued pain and swelling without improvement, an MRI might show a non displaced fracture. ...Read more

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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 more

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Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Yes and no.: It will depend where the broken bone is and the stability of the hairline fracture. If it is in an unstable region, a cast (and possibly nonweight-bearing) may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Can you wear ankle fracture boot instead of cast?

Ankle Fracture Boot: It depends on why you need the cast versus the boot. Sometimes you need to start with a cast and transition to a boot. Some physicians will use a boot or a cast depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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Wearing a walking boot for broken ankle now knee on other leg hurts?

Wearing a walking boot for broken ankle now knee on other leg hurts?

Unequal leg lengths: Usally those boots make the leg a bit longer on the injured side so this throws off the gait and can put extra stress on the opposite side / a shoe with a thicker sole may help sketchers are a brand that has somewhat thicker soles and these some times help talk to your orthopedist about this good luck. ...Read more

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Why cast arm for broken finger?

Why cast arm for broken finger?

Fractures in fingers: May need additional wrsit support to fully immobilize that fracture. The tendons that move the finger originate in the forearm, above the wrist toward the elbow. Wrist motion can cause tendon motion and in turn finger motion. Much depends on the type, location, pattern, stability, direction of the fracture. It may seem like too much but there is often a good reason. ...Read more

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Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of injury. With a broken fibula ; presumed ligament tears at the ankle, surgical stabilization is common. Be sure to discuss w/ur ortho doc. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more