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Non displaced fracture, ankle w/ space in fibula. Cast removed, no boot ordered told to walk. Dr; if gap doesn't close will rebreak and plate. Advice?
Temporary fixation: Fracture of femur usually requires surgery to repair. Most of the adult femur fractures are trated by i/m rod that goes in side the bone to stabilize it while it heals. If for some reason i/m rod is not an option then external fixator is applied with a metal bar outside to keep bone in position so it can heal. Femur will usually take 3-6 month to heal , but it gets stronger every month. ...Read more
7 mnths ago broke ankle 3 places. Surgery w/plate & 5 screws 4 fibula & 2 screws in ankle. Got dvt, major swelling when standing too long. Normal?
Had a non displaced fractured fibula about 4 to 6 inches above the right ankle... Is surgery necessary?
50 yr old , fractured tib /fib 1.5 yr ago in ankle joint, ss & ttum removed alergic, cannot move joint to left,will this be permant? nerve damage n jt
Need more information: This will depend on what your Imaging And other studies show. I am uncertain what some of your abbreviations mean . It depends what type of nerve damage you have and whether there is bone on bone fusion which will not allow you to move the joint. Your physician will evaluate each of these aspects to help make a decision as to your best therapy ...Read more
Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?
Yes : As i told you before it would be best if this were treated operatively but yes it will most probably heal but with some loss of function/ length / motion ect also check vit d level as if it is low then healing will be negatively impacted. ...Read more
Fib tib break - 4 months since intermedullary rod and screws inserted. How easy to just remove screws above ankle? Think is affecting nerve endings.
Incurred an ankle fracture (bone chips) & torn ligaments 25 yrs ago. Daily pain with any weight bearing activity. How might surgery help?
Maybe: It depends on what your physical exam and xrays show. There are several procedures that may be considered aNd you could consider evaluation with your pmd and or orthopedic surgeon to discuss ...Read more
Broke fibular while playing rugby (near ankle, spiral break). not displaced. in cast 1 week. how long to be out of cast? (no complication & healthy)
6-8 wks. No flannel.: Expect the immobilization process to take from 6-8 weeks, typically with the initial use of crutches . Of course, this varies from fracture to fracture. The method of immobilization may change as healing occurs. Intermittent x-rays, taken during healing, may permit the use of an ambulatory boot at sometime in the later stages of healing. Follow up therapy may also be necessary for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?
Maybe: It depends on the nature of the distal tibia fracture and if it involved the articular surface or not. Fractures that involve the joint surface can be life-changing injuries. If the articular surface was uninjured, you should regain normal walking cadence, but it could take several months as distal tibia fractures are slow to heal. It's hard to say without seeing the x-rays. ...Read more
Please interpret nonhealing subtrochanteric femur fracture -cephalomedullary device in place. Device has fallen into significant almost 80 deg varus?
Fracture: The device is the intramedullary nail or screw stabilizing / transfixing the fracture. Varus angulation means inward angulation, 80 degrees is the amount of angulation. Sounds like the fracture has not healed and the hardware has changed its relative position. Need to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?
Depends!: It depends on how displaced the fracture is! Some fractures have minimal displacement and no reduction is necessary. Surgery depends on the type of fracture, degree of displacement, other injuries, your state of health, etc. The orthopedist doing the treatment, will be able to answer your questions exactly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb. Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?
Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?
Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...Read more
Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...Read more
Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?
All solid zirconium that support span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11 to 14 broke after 10 weeks. Previous porc bridge also broken. Causes/options?
Dynamic forces: Many factors can lead to this, but most important are the support base and the bite. This is a long span to cover when starting with the canine, but do not expect the zirconium to fx. Likely clenching/grinding without occlusal guard/compliance . See the expert in reconstruction - Prosthodontist. Consider 2 crowns and 2 implants (12,13) with crowns and bite correction (lower arch). good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer