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Broken Sternum Treatment
Injury treatment: For broken ribs - immobilization and avoid pressure on the ribs. A chest x-ray may determine if you have a pneumothorax, tear of a lung by the broken rib. For concussion, the most significant treatment is rest. If you have dizziness, fatigue, irritability, difficult thinking clearly, speech difficulty, memory problems, consult your doctor or a neurologist for management if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Yes and no: Historically most collar bone breaks have been treated without surgery with good results. It depends on the amount of displacement of the fragments. Most collarbone breaks that happen in the middle of the shaft do not require surgery unless the bones are separated a great deal. Breaks towards the end of the bone closer to shoulder may need surgery more often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a left colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present? If my wrist is broke, why does my elbow look broken too?
Have it checked: At times one can have fractures of your wrist as well as your elbow. So if you are concerned make sure to tell you orthopaedic surgeon. X-ray of your elbow will then be needed to rule out any fractures/dislocations there. Colles fracture is a type of distal radius (wrist fracture) -- the name is based on the direction of the distal fracture fragment displacement. ...Read more
6-12 weeks: The time it takes for your clavicle or collarbone to heal depends on several factors: 1) the location of the fracture, i.e. In middle or at the end of the bone 2) the alignment of the broken ends 3) your age - children heal more quickly than adults (who may need up to 12 weeks). Treatment is conservative and include a splint to keep your shoulder from moving, a sling for your arm and pain meds. ...Read more
Depends: A bone bruise, as opposed to a bone fracture, does not need to be put in a cast in the sense of protection from displacement. But a cast can be useful to control swelling, potentially help with pain, and may make the hand more functional while you are recovering. I certainly would discuss with your doctor the different options for immobilization that are available. ...Read more
Rib resection needed: See Thorasic surgeon for evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
How long would it take for slit wrists, internal bleeding, dislocated jaw, craked ribs, fracutured skull to heal?
Weeks to never: Everything listed other than a dislocated jaw normally would take weeks to heal. A dislocated jaw may never heal or correctly go back into a normal condition. Once the ligaments are stretched or ruptured, they will never be the same again. ...Read more
The best: Surgery is up to the surgeon. If you are happy with the dr. Go with his judgement and expert opinion. ...Read more
Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?
What if there is no callus formation on the complete fractured radius ulna? Overlapping fractured seen in xray
A 4th Metacarpal neck fracture, With a Knot in palm. How do I correct Mild Apex Dorsal Angulation after the bone has healed? Options? Costs?
1's is it interferes: with function of the hand or a constant pain generator, the only way is to do an osteotomy (cut the bone) an reposition it. The cost varies, who does it & where. All U have 2 do is call the institution and ask for a price. Including hospital charge anesthesia charge as well as surgeons charge & Radiology charges. This will give U a ballpark idea. It can B more or less depending on the hardware usd ...Read more
Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?
Inflammation of the left Achilles' tendon, fractured sesamoid bone right foot, which 1 more urgent to fix both very painful?
Both: Both can be treated with immobilization and anti inflammatory medication. I CAM walker type boot is sufficient ...Read more
My brother is felt lots of pain in middle of below sternum bone into behind fundus part send right treatment step by step thanks?
I'm a lpn .. Was injured by pt in aug. 11. Punch to sternum resulted in costochondral sep. Of 2nd rib. Misdiagnosed..Now chronic. What treatment now
Difficult: Non-union of costochondral separation is a difficult problem. Has enough time passed (weeks) to allow spontaneous union? Was rib belt stabilization attempted? If problem has become chronic (over three months) and remains symptomatic, then prolotherapy can be investigated. Be aware that many doctors are ignorant as to what prolo is & yet, mysteriously, have uninformed & strong negative opinions. ...Read more
Unfused sternum after bypass surgery resulting in chronic pain two years after surgery...treatment options?
What did surgeon say: This is going to be a problem for you if not addressed, as even simple things like inhaling, sitting, or anything requiring your ribs to expand or contract is destabilized from not having your sternum connected (fused) from the CABG surgery/stenting. Have you spoken to your surgeon? That is a good place to start, so you can discuss options. Hard to replace Mother's Nature's own design. Start there ...Read more
What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.
Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of steroid can sometimes relieve pain. ...Read more
Pain in the chest. Popping sound, 3months, X-ray ECG normal. No swelling. Not tender. Not hearburn. Feels like behind sternum. Treatment?prognosis?
Osteopathic lesion: You need to find a DO to give you an osteopathic treatment ...Read more
Chest pain: What treatment chemo or radiation? If it is radiation that you had for the chest you may have some scarring of lung may cause shortness of breath and chest pain. You may have to address this problem with your oncologist if related to therapy, if not you should see a cardiologist to rule out heart problems. ...Read more
Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read more
My grandson has a misformed chest. spine also affected. one rib missing and couple of ribs fused and not symmetric. will he need treatment?
Congenital scoliosis: You grandson requires regular follow up and review ( almost every 6 months) to monitor his spinal deformity progression, lung/chest function and his neurological status. He might require Physio, bracing and surgery should these conditions progress.. A Paeds and spinal prophetic surgeon should be rep seeing him regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever eating some oily or spicy food it's always feeling of burning or like acidity in chest. Is this a big problem or there is any treatment.Plz h?
I've been experiencing chest pains, shortness of break and tension in my body. Could this be anxiety? Where do I start with treatment or confirming it is this? Any refferals?
Anxiety: If your chest discomfort and shortness of breath occur without exertion, chronic tension and anxiety are quite likely causes of your symptoms. Of course this diagnosis is made only after a physical examination by a physician. Referral for stress management therapy can be made if no cardiac or pulmonary problems are present. ...Read more
Hospital ASAP: Get to the hospital immediately. A sucking chest wound means that the chest cavity is open to air and the lung on that size is completely collapsed. First aid for this is classically placing an occlusive dressing that is taped down on three sides and left open on the fourth side. Definitive treatment is surgery, placing a tube into the chest to re-expand the lung, and breathing machine (ventilator ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi.. I have slight pain and discomfort in front and back side chest with certain moves. Suggest me treatment n reason.. thanx?
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