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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What causes an avulsion fracture of the left anterior superior iliac sartorius?

What causes an avulsion fracture of the left anterior superior iliac sartorius?

Sudden muscul force: The mechanism of injury in apophyseal avulsions is sudden forceful concentric or eccentric muscle contraction during running, jumping or kicking a ball, which results in traction on the unfused apophysis. Extreme passive stretching and chronic repetitive microtrauma have also been implicated in the development of apophyseal avulsion. ...Read more

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Does an avulsion fracture cause a hard knot on top of middle cuneiform that when touched causes pain and numbness/tingling but have neg x-ray?

Does an avulsion fracture cause a hard knot on top of middle cuneiform that when touched causes pain and numbness/tingling but have neg x-ray?

Can happen: Deep peroneal nerve runs right over the middle cuneiform bone. An injury to the bone ot adjacent joint can cause a bump , due to a ganglion formation, a hematoma or the fracture callus of an underlying bone. An MRI of the foot or ct scan would help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's an avulsion fracture?

What's an avulsion fracture?

Serious injury.: The ligaments around the injury area were stronger than the bone they were attached to. The ligaments held, but pulled a portion of the bone off. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

4-6 weeks: It can depend on the location. On average bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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What is an avulsion fracture?

What is an avulsion fracture?

Avulsion fractures: Avulsion fractures occur when you experience a traumatic injury involving a tendon or ligament interface with bone. When this occurs, either the bone or the ligament is going to fail. In an avulsion fracture, the bone fails to resist the traumatic force subsequently fracturing and still attached to the ligament pulling on it. They are very common, especially in younger individuals. ...Read more

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What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment. ...Read more

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How long will i be out of work with an avulsion fracture?

Depends: It depends on what bone is injured and if there is a total or partial avulsion. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Avulsions (Definition)

An avulsion is the result of a spraining type of injury where either a ligamentous or tendinous attachment pulls off a piece of the bone at its insertion site. Some avulsions will heal with rest and immobilization, ...Read more