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Stable sacral fracture: bed rest for how long?

Stable sacral fracture: bed rest for how long?

Sacral fracture: If truly stable then a sacral fracture can be treated with early weight-bearing as tolerated guided by pain. Certainly avoid any high-impact activity. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon to know for sure. ...Read more

Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

MRI?: If you twist and injure the ankle, ligaments are not the only structures that can be damaged. If pain persists, bone and cartilage injuries may also be present. I would certainly consider follow up x-rays and an mri. ...Read more

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Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery ?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the degree if displacement. Most clavicle fractures do well with nonoperative care, and most are in the middle third of the clavicle. But the one type we do have to fix sometimes is badly displaced lateral clavicle fractures that involves the AC joint. I would discuss with your md ...Read more

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2 yrs ago web b fib x cast & boot at 6 mnts non union orif plate screws graft sometimes still feels weak pain swells walking standing even at rest

2 yrs ago web b fib x cast & boot at 6 mnts non union orif plate screws graft sometimes still feels weak pain swells walking standing even at rest

Follow up with Ortho: You need to see your surgeon to insure your fracture is healing. May take up to a year for complete resolution. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bone pain and painful swollen joints (better by: immobilizing joint in a splint, compressive wrap or dressing, rest) (time frame...

I am experiencing  bone pain and painful swollen joints (better by: immobilizing joint in a splint, compressive wrap or dressing, rest) (time frame...

RICE treatment helps: Based on your description, it sounds as though you are having a problem with an isolated bone and its surrounding joints as opposed to generalized bone pain and swelling. The bone must be evaluated for any trauma specific to it. This may include x-ray along with a clinical history. Since your "RICE" treatment seems to be working, continue with it until you can be examined, hopefully soon. ...Read more

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7yo in cast for buckle fx wrist (ulna) 2 day ago. Holds wrist against chest, afraid to move. Ok for her to do 2 lb weight rom elbow and mainta bicep?

7yo in  cast for buckle fx wrist (ulna) 2 day ago. Holds wrist against chest, afraid to move. Ok for her to do 2 lb weight rom elbow and mainta bicep?

Why worry : The common buckle fracture is not displaced, does not reduce the integrity of the bone and all heal well.They can still hurt like crazy. Leave the kid alone and let him/her resume activity when the hurt subsides. Pain tends to subside after the first week & soon after you may have trouble keeping the kid from battering the cast off. ...Read more

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Had boxers fracture in splint for 14 days. Can i take off splint and buddy splint and wrap my metacarpal bones 2-5 in self adherent wrap?

Had boxers fracture in splint for 14 days. Can i take off splint and buddy splint and wrap my metacarpal bones 2-5 in self adherent wrap?

Depends on healing: I do allow buddy taping of the 5th and 4th fingers for a 5th metacarpal fracture once the fracture has stabilized. Fracture stability is indicated by lack of new displacement and angulation plus the presence of new bone on the x-rays, indicating healing. ...Read more

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1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?

Get 2nd opinion: Elbow fractures that require orif( open reduction and internal fixation) are prone to elbow stiffness. If p.T./ bracing( dyna splint to improve extension) is not improving your motion consider seeing an ors who is proficient @ elbow arthroscopy. Arthroscopic release can improve elbow motion dramatically in some pts. It can be technically demanding so speak w/ your ors and see if this is an option. ...Read more

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Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?

Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?

Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...Read more

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Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc ?

Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc ?

Possibly impingement: The anterior ankle joint may become painful when the foot is excessively dorsiflexed during activity. The soft tissue or joint capsule becomes "pinched" between the tibia (leg) and the talus(foot) causing pain. X-rays will show no fracture due to only soft tissue involvement. Typically minimal swelling or bruising. ...Read more

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Is a mid-shaft spasmodic femur fracture best immobilized using fixation or traction splinting?

Is a mid-shaft spasmodic femur fracture best immobilized using fixation or traction splinting?

Surgery, not always: Operative stabilization of femoral shaft fractures has been shown to improve overall outcome in most cases. This is dependent upon the patient being stable enough to withstand surgery and the ability of the surgical team to be able to gain stabilization of the fracture (may be affected by previous hardware, bone quality, deformity, patient reliability, limb control and other factors. ...Read more

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Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast ,kwires removal bennet fracture?

Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast ,kwires removal bennet fracture?

Yes: Yes, but soft clay might be better as a ball will not allow the range of motion of your fingers to omprive ...Read more

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Confirmed fractured heel spur. 16 weeks later, 2 shots, night splint, air splint, nsaids and orthotic inserts, i'm still in pain. Is this normal?

Confirmed fractured heel spur.  16 weeks later, 2 shots, night splint, air splint, nsaids and orthotic inserts, i'm still in pain. Is this normal?

Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). If these things haven't helped, you may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. If there's a fracture, you may need casting and immobilization. ...Read more

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Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Shoulder feels heavy have knots around from collar bone to vertabrain feels like bone is hitting bone my neck pops a lot?

Please see below: It looks like you have a condition called osteoarthritis of shoulder joint. Pain medications and exercise may be helpful, if this does not help, i would recommend you to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is 21 days cast right for navicular bone fracture of right foot?

Seems short: Seems short for that injury. Make sure xray shows healing. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more