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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
What does a chronic fracture with cystic changes mean? Specifically what are the cystic changes? It's in my foot on navicular
Non union: Chronic Fx is not really a medical term. I assume they meat non Union or maybe Old fracture vs acute. Cystic changes are most likely related to degenerative arthritic changes or chronic arthritis. The navicular bone is the first bone after the all on the medial/ inside of the foot. Ie begins the big toe and metatarsal back to just before the ankle or Talus bone. Are u a diabetic? Read more
Old Crush Fracture: Chronic=happened 3-6 months ago. Compression=squished. Long bone Fx is usually like breaking a stick. A spine bone is a cylinder that can be crushed down usually more on one side. It's like sitting on a cardboard box & having it partially collapse. AND, they usually heal nicely but are very painful and can take 1-3 months to heal. Some docs do kyphoplasty which cements the Fx in 1 hr=0 pain! Read more
I have chronic compression fractures in L2 and T2. No trauma to my back but had celestone injections age 6-11 now 58. Could this be the cause for pain?
Not typically: The term chronic refers to the idea that the fractures are old and therefore healed. Unless they healed in a highly collapsed manner, most healed compression fractures do not cause pain. Similarly, steroid injections in and of themselves do not cause pain. Degenerative disc disease, facet arthropathy, and SI problems are just three examples of more common causes. Be seen for correct diagnosis. Read more
Ankle fracture: Most likely, the word "Chronic" in front of your ankle fracture diagnosis, means you suffered an ankle fracture at some time in the past, and it may never have fully healed, or you get "ongoing" (or intermittent) pains and/or problems in your affected ankle associated with this diagnosis. Read more
Spine MRI showed mild chronic compression fracture of the superior endplate of t5 in thoracic spine. What does this mean, and should I be concerned?
Pain in foot from injury 6 mos ago. MRI report says I have a chronic avulsion fracture with associated cystic change. Does this mean I have arthritis?
Not: Necessarily. Cystic change with bone means there is some porous spots of the bone,,,, sometimes this is repairable. Arthritic changes are often not repairable without surgery. Avulsion fractures often do not occur at the joint surface (though possible) arthritis would occur if the joint cartiledge was damaged. Read more
I received 6 years of celestone injections (5-11 years of age). Now I am 58 with chronic vetebral compression fractures. Could there be a connection?
Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems. Need energy! Please help?
Chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right scapula. Painful grinding when I move my shoulder. Will the callus need to be removed?
Partial rib resectio: See thorasic surgeon for consult and evaluation. Read more
What does this mean? Inflammation of joint, stress fracture, chronic tear in tendon in regards to MRI of right foot.
Is it possible to re-injure healed spinal compression fractures. Did not have pain until accident but doctor says fractures are chronic not recent.
Compression fxs: Yes you can, but at your age would consider that you have injured other parts of the spine (facets, disc, ligaments, muscles) Read more
Should ankle plates and screws be removed in younger patients even if they cause no problems due to a risk for later fractures or chronic infections?
Ankle plates/screws: Generally we don't remove ankle plates and screws unless they cause symptoms. Sometimes the screws back out over time or the plates becomes prominent and uncomfortable. If that's the case then removal is recommended but only after union of the fracture is complete. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can 1.6 mm anterolisthesis L5 on S1 is seen with L5-S1 disc degeneration and chronic bilateral L5 pars fractures cause abs pain below bullybutton but across entire lower abdomen? Thanks for your help!
The area of the abdomen is supplied from the thoracic spine, not L5S1, per below.
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On the other hand, there could strain and changes through the fascial system that could give abdominal discomfort. Read more
I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?
See a doctor: You did not mention where is your compression fracture, what is the cause and has there been a recent imaging study. The concern is there may be some form of compression wither at the cord or at the nerve root level. See your doctor and possibly be evaluated by a neurologist and possibly by a spine surgeon. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a loss of appetite, anosmia, nausea & vomiting, chronic headaches from skull fracture. How to eat & keep food down? Appetite stimulants? My drs don't know what to do.
Get a referal: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician for a referal. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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