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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
Depends on fracture: A small avulsion fracture of the cuboid may require no treatment other than crutches and pain control. Others may require non weight bearing for a prolonged period of time and/or surgery. It would be best to discuss this with your Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything I can do for an misdiagnosed cuboid stress fracture? 2 Drs missed it. It's been 3.5 months since pain started.
Rest & relaxation.: This type of fracture is not always easy to identify, but all is not lost. The foot needs to be immobilized. Either a cast or cam type walker would do just fine. Being non weight bearing for four weeks to start, should help with reducing the pain. You can use crutches to assist with this. These fractures can take up to 4-6 months to heal. Sometimes up to a year. Find an expert to monitor progress. ...Read more
Weeks: It takes a lot of force to create this injury. So six weeks, things should be on the mend. If not, get some reevaluation. ...Read more
What would you recommend for treatment for a missed cuboid stress fracture (caused by walking for exercise)? Would crutches help 4 months later?
Not too Common.: I guess this means that you are still having pain the cuboid area. I am not exactly sure how you have come to the conclusion of a missed stress fracture, but if that is true, then crutches are a good option. The foot should be in an immobilization device such as a cam boot. The boot, with crutch assistance should be enough to start. These fractures can take 6 months, some a year. See a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went over on foot fractured cuboid bone how long approx until recovery and until i can weight bear on it ?
Broken bone: Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal in a normal healthy person. Only your physician can tell you when you can walk. Walking to soon can place you at risk of further injury. Once your x-rays show healing, you will be allowed to gradually progress to full weightbearing. ...Read more
Is it bad to get your leg cast wet? I just got mine yesterday because of a fractured cuboid bone.
Fracture: Both are not good to have but if pressed to answer most doctors would likely say weber b is worse due to fact that a lot of ligament damage may be present. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if properly fit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it actually true that an aso ankle brace will provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone?
Will an aso ankle brace provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone or will something more be needed?
No: Not if it is my cuboid. It this is a recent fracture i would be in a cast boot with crutches until the fracture is stable. With that said - does it hurt with walking with the aso brace? Is it anatomically aligned? If you do not like the answer to these questions - dont walk on it without medical attentioni. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any compression socks that support the cuboid bone? My fracture wasnt bad so i can walk already. My doctor said I can use my shoe now.
Yes: Usually it would be difficult to walk. ...Read more
Same thing: Chipped bone and fracture are same thing. A chipped is just a small fracture. ...Read more
I have a cuboid (possibly an avulsion) fracture in my right foot. Have been wearing a soft cast (moon boot) for the past three days. I asked the Docto?
Easy goes it.: It sounds as though you are on the road to recovery. A cam walking cast is most likely appropriate for the injury you have described. It will be some weeks before you can consider anything other than guarded activity. Sometimes using crutches for assistance in the early says of treatment is beneficial. ...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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