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Well, it is not idea: A chronic fracture would imply it is not healing…cystic changes is implying the surrounding bone is porous and the bone is not as strong…your doctor should suggest how to help heal the fracture.. ...Read more
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
Long time: It probably refers to the length of time you have had the problem. Sometimes the fracture occured many months prior to the treatment. It also could refer to the fact that it is not healing in the normal time frame. ...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.
It means: Exactly what it says....It should specify the joint inflammed, should also specify the bone with the fracture, and name the tendon with the chronic tear. Your doc should explain everything to your satisfaction......What exactly don't you understand? ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
My last ex-rays showed that I have chronic left and right sacral and bilateral superior and inferior pubic rami fractures with callus. Does that mean?
See below: Chronic fractures mean that they are old and not new fractures. The callus seen on X-ray is one sign that they are not new because callus is a term to describe bone healing around a fracture. The locations of the bones described are in and around your pelvis. I would not hesitate to discuss these findings directly with your doctor. ...Read more
I've had chronic lower back pain for two weeks now that has spread to my thighs, could this be caused by a stress fracture? I have been to the chiropractor twice, and no lasting results. It is painful to sit, stand and walk. I have also noticed that my ri
Hopefully none: Chronic pain is defined in several ways-all of which have to do with time from onset of pain. For example, one definition is pain that lasts longer than three months from the onset of symptoms. Typically, a fractured bone heals in 6-8 weeks. Based on this, there is no reason to suspect that a femur fracture will result in a chronically painful condition. ...Read more
I've chronic sharp burning pain left lateral foot from base of 5th metatarsal knuckle up: it's not fractured. Didn't know footwear faulty. What is it?
Varies: There are a variety of potential causes including a neuroma or other pressure phenomena on the outside of the foot, a structural problem such as a "bunionette" of the fifth metatarsal, or even an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Bad Fracture: This is a bad fracture and I am sure if you have that you underwent surgery with internal fixation (hardware). There is a lot of tissue damage involved in the fracture itself and then the surgery. Anyone has the potential for chronic pain due to the scarring of tissue or the post fracture bony changes which take place with any bad fracture. ...Read more
About 12 years ago I had a significant traumatic open ankle fracture and was repaired and later had a fusion, but still suffer from chronic swelling.
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I broke my t12 & burst fracture of L3 in 2013. Upon falling thought I broke hip & have chronic hip & back post injury. Possible they missed something?
No but you need: That hip looked at by an orthopedic surgeon, or physiatrist, and/or an osteopathic physician. You need to be able to have more function, have better use of your hip, and be in less pain. This should be your short term goals. You just need more expert opinions, so you can form a team approach to managing your problem. You also have better outcome, by having more choices and options to choose from. ...Read more
Burst fractures of t1-t6. 11 months natural healing. Fractures undiagnosed. T2-t5 mostly white collagen. Will pain ever go away? Chronic chronic pain.
Poss spinal unstable: You may expect to have symptoms from the burst fractures for up to 2 years post injury. If you indeed sustained multiple burst fractures you may have developed significant spinal instability. This demands an evaluation with a spine surgeon along with follow-up x-rays and a current cat scan of the spine. You should not delay in being evaluated or in obtaining a second opinion. ...Read more
Chronic unilateral left pars defect, osseous edema right anterior L5 body centrum acute/subacute fracture tried everything should I consider surgery?
Let me explain:
The traditional treatment for what mention usually nonsurgical.
If the pain is disabling you and can not by nonsurgical means, I believe you consult a spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Is it normal to still have chronic pain stemming from an almost 9 month old calcaneous and ankle fracture?
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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