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Can You Tell Me About A Hematoma Under A Foot Cast
Ecchymoses: There are many causes of a persistent bruising the skin. These range every where from the actual trauma to the site to to drug eruptions caused by the taking of certain drugs for a long time. There is no way to tell you what this diagnosis is without looking at it. ...Read more
If a doctor gave me a boot for a muscle injury in front middle of ankle, how long would I likely be wearing it for? Thank you in advance!
An xray will tell --: And seeing an orthopod will confirm, it to be one or the other. At age 49, you don't get a growth plate problem; unless the question was about some kid. Good luck. ...Read more
Mechanism of injury: A fracture at any location, whether the wrist or another body part, can certainly be the result of direct injury such as a direct blow or traumatic force hitting the area. Fractures can also occur from twisting or torsional forces (violently twisting the arm fractures the wrist or forearm). Fractures can also occur from overuse or increased stress, such as stress fractures from prolonged running. ...Read more
If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long have you been casted? When you remove the cast , do you walk on the foot? Or use crutches? Older you are , greater the risk of (the above) occurring. Why do you remove the support? Itching. Poor fit? Hurts? Best to discuss with your doctor! ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Please tell me what type of cast would you wear if you fractured your ulna about an inch or two from your elbow?
Ulna fracture : If midshaft or so called nightstick fracture may not need a cast. Fractures close To the elbow may need a long arm cast but must Be assessed for Elbow function and stability and could need surgery if displaced Distal fractures and injuries to the drug need Reduction and casting or surgery ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A cast saw: Is an oscillating device that vibrates, It does not spin. It will cut into a hard cast but not into soft padding or skin or tissue if it is not dragged across. In other word used properly. I typically show the patient how the cast sits on my skin before I remove a cat to reassure them. remember it does not spin it merely oscialltes or vibrates that is why is won't cut soft things ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Time....: Black toenail is caused from bleeding under the nail plate. As long as it is not painful or infected, nature will take its course and the nail will fall off in 2-3 months as the new nail grows in. ...Read more
That would depend on: How bad the strain was. Usually, for the most part these are not dangerous injuries but more annoyances that you can't do what you want. Rest, ice, or heat after the first 48 hours are good. You can brace or wrap the injured region. ...Read more
If a doctor gave me a boot or cast to help heal muscles tears in my ankle, how long would I likely be in one? Just curious if that were the case
Extent of injury: This really depends of the extent of injury. If tendons were torn this could be kept immobilized as long a fractured bone. A small tear in muscle or bone may run somewhere around a month or so. I have used such immobilization for small tears in a tendon for approximately that time. ...Read more
I would like to know what would give me less amount of disability having a cast or having orif surgery for a broken fibula/ ankle?
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