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Dr. Dewey Jones iv
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I just had a closed complete transverse fracture of the upper distal 3r of the tibia, what are my guidelines for returning to soccer?

I just had a closed complete transverse fracture of the upper distal 3r of the tibia, what are my guidelines for returning to soccer?

About 3 months: Working with an orthopedic surgeon and an experienced pt to set "functional recovery" goals is best. In about 3 months you should be able to do many of the demands of soccer. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. James DeMeo
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Can a transverse fracture heal on its own?

Can a transverse fracture heal on its own?

Farcture: Any fracture can heal on its own but that doesn't mean it heals with out complications there are many things that can go wrong during fracture healing, and comics toons can arise at any time. You should get medical attention until a docotor tells you that everything is ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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My fiance have a transverse fracture in his foot what would happen if he doesn't get it fixed and kettle it heal on its own?

Depends: Not all fractures require surgery. If a fracture is in good alignment, the best course may be to immobilize the foot in a cast or boot. If his fracture is in poor alignment, if there's gapping, or if a joint is involved, surgery may be required to aid in healing and prevent painful arthritis in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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I had a transverse fracture in the middle of my left humerus 13 weeks ago. Should I persist in trying to let it heal naturally, or have an operation?

It depends on angle: If it was a simple fracture and the bone was in good alignment, let it heal on its own. If it was significantly displaced or angulated, a surgical reduction may be needed..But it is now 13 wks out, it is certainly healed/sealed back. So, if xray shows good angle/alignment, you are set, especially if no pain and doing well. Follow up with your ortho for consult if need be.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Fox
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Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

There : There are three bones in the little ("pinky") toe (some folks only have two), and they are called phalanges (the pleural of "phalanx"). The one closest to the foot is the proximal phalanx, the one closest to the end of the toe is the distal phalanx, and the one in the middle is called.... Well, it's the middle phalanx. The diaphysis of a long bone (these are all considered "long" bones even though they're not really all that long) is the middle section of the bone. Transverse means sideways, and fracture means break. So to translate med-speak to english (google should think of doing something like this), you have a sideways fracture in the bone closest to the foot in your pinky toe in the middle of the bone. Non-displaced means the pieces are lined-up nicely, and there is no need to "reduce" it (put the pieces back in alignment). So this is really good news for you.... You don't need to have the thing put back in place, and the fracture is in the middle of the bone, so it doesn't cross or involve a joint, which means you're not gonna get arthritis in the toe later on (at least not from this fracture). Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and since the 5th toe has it's own motion during the gait cycle, you really can't tape a 5th toe to a 4th toe. And there is no need to put a cast on for a toe fracture. So just keep your walking to a minimum for the next 2 months or so. Now's not the best time to do your christmas shopping... In case you have that planned for this weekend like i do... And you'll probably be more comfortable in a shoe with a stiff sole, because bending the toe with every step is going to cause that little piggy to go wee-wee-wee all the way home. How'd i do? ...Read more

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
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I had a transverse fracture of the left big toe distal phalax, was in cast for 2 weeks and using a zimmer splint for another 2 wks. Can i remove it now?

Possible: Have x/ray to see if adequate healing has occurred. Best to wear a very supportive shoe with thick sole for a while. No sports or exercising for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Dantin
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Nov. 17, 13 fractured my tibia, transverse fracture. I didn't need surgery, was in a cast for a month. Now i can walk, and be able to do normal activities but no running. Why does my ankle hurt?

Nov. 17, 13 fractured my tibia, transverse fracture. I didn't need surgery, was in a cast for a month. Now i can walk, and be able to do normal activities but no running. Why does my ankle hurt?

Check it out: You may have some tight tendons or ankle misalignment issues as possibilities. You may want to considera chiropractic eval by one who does extremeties. ...Read more

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Dr. John Golberg
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Transverse fracture mid third of the right clavicle with cephalad angulation. How long will take to heal? can he use his right hand to write?

Transverse fracture mid third of the right clavicle with cephalad angulation. How long will take to heal? can he use his right hand to write?

It depends: A bit of displacement is ok, generally more than 2 cm is open to question. Open reduction and plate and screw fixation used more and more foe complex or badly displaced fractures, as well as considerations of employment etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Harvey
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I fractured a transverse process a little over a month ago, I have started walking and biking, when will it be safe for me to lift weights again?

I fractured a transverse process a little over a month ago, I have started walking and biking, when will it be safe for me to lift weights again?

Fracture: The transverse processes are the little wings that stick out from the side of the lumbar vertebra. Small muscles attach to them. Any fracture takes 6-12 weeks to heal. Sometimes these little parts of the bone don't heal back normally, but this is rarely a problem. I recommend my patients to hold off on heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks after an injury like this. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Rudolph
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I have fractured left side transverse process L1 to l5. How serious is my case? What is your suggestion for recovery?

At least 6 weeks: Fractures take at least 6 weeks to heal, then count on atleast 6 more weeks to regain the strength to the area. A transverse process fracutre is not a bad fracture, it does not arequire surgery. ...Read more

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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


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