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Is it ok if my 6 years old who got a hairline fracture on the coronoid process of ulna only use a sling (no cast, no splint) during early recovery?

Is it ok if my 6 years old who got a hairline fracture on the coronoid process of ulna only use a sling (no cast, no splint) during early recovery?

Speak to the doctor: It is a hairline fracture means no displacement in good position, in a non weight bearing area, children will do much better , by not restricting them in a cast , will have less complications , will recover faster discuss with child's orthopedic surgeon , will give reasons. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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I have chondomalacia grade 2 of my radius. I had a coronoid fracture and subluxion of the elbow 7 months ago. Would this cause it ?

I have chondomalacia grade 2 of my radius. I had a coronoid fracture and subluxion of the elbow 7 months ago. Would this cause it ?

Chondromalacia: or softening of the Cartlidge at the end of the bone is the diagnosis is usually made in the joint with an arthroscopy. Ligament injuries or subluxations in the elbow can certainly affect the Cartlidge surface. However many people who never have an injury also have chondromalacia. So it's quite possible that it has nothing to do with the injury. It's a good topic to talk about with your surgeon ...Read more

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What is the rehabilitation process for hip fractures like?

What is the rehabilitation process for hip fractures like?

Rehab: Hip fractures are treated either by putting a pin through the fracture (called a gamma nail) or by doing a hemiarthroplasty which is one half of a total hip replacment. Following either, the rehab process involves working with a physical therapist to learn how to transfer safely from bed to chair or wheelchair, beginning to walk, usually with a walker or crutches and then strengthening. ...Read more

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2/12 ago fractured transverse process of L1,2,3 with the that of L2 being shattered still having sharp pain at L2 dermatome. How long to settle?

2/12 ago fractured transverse process of L1,2,3 with the that of L2 being shattered still having sharp  pain at L2 dermatome. How long to settle?

Need to image: The pain should have decreased substantially by 3-4 weeks if simple healing was proceeding, but wonder if more has occurred. Would definitely get both MRI and CAT scan of area to ascertain bone fragments and even a problem with disc rupture in area. ...Read more

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In August I was diagnosed w/ rear foot varus, hyper mobile forefoot, and a fractured fibular sesamoid. What can I do to speed up the recovery process?

In August I was diagnosed w/ rear foot varus, hyper mobile forefoot, and a fractured fibular sesamoid. What can I do to speed up the recovery process?

See a specialist: The examination of these problems requires specialty examination. If you are under the care of one now, ask for recommendations for healing. Follow those guidelines made. Otherwise, see a board certified foot and ankle surgeon (Podiatric or Orthopedic F&A). ...Read more

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Fell on concrete steps, fractured l2, 3, 4 transverse process. 2 days post injury and not one single bruise on my back, is this normal? I'm concerned.

Fell on concrete steps, fractured l2, 3, 4 transverse process. 2 days post injury and not one single bruise on my back, is this normal? I'm concerned.

Fracture: Mechanism of injury ; amount of energy will determine soft tissue damage. Perhaps you've just happened to have less soft tissue damage, contained deep to the superficial, more visible fascias layer. ...Read more

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I fractured my 5th metartarsal Undisplaced at the base of the styloid process six weeks ago and my foot feels very cold. Why is this? will it be heale

I fractured my 5th metartarsal Undisplaced at the base of the styloid process six weeks ago and my foot feels very cold. Why is this? will it be heale

May be a problem: If your foot is "very cold" see your Dr. Right away. It may be a circulation problem. Make sure you follow your doctor's directions so it heals properly. Usually those fifth metatarsal fractures have to be immobilized in a boot. They take about 6 to 8 weeks to heal. Some of them take longer to heal. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer.Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process. ...Read more

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Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

See below: Yes chronic and heavy drinking disrupts the normal balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and the removal of old bone by osteoclasts. Alcohol has an adverse effect on osteoblast activity, thus suppressing new bone formation. "the empty space created by normal bone-removing activity is inadequately filled by newly formed bone, " chakkalakal explains in a press release issued by the university. "t. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

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