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What can best treat a cuboid fracture?

What can best treat a cuboid fracture?

Cast: If your cuboid fracture is isolated( no other mid foot injuries, i.e. Lis- Franc)than casting or boot immobilization for 6-8 weeks is appropriate.If the fracture is slow to heal your ORS may consider the use of a bone stimulator . Good Luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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What do you advise if I'm still having pain in foot after cuboid fracture recovery?

What do you advise if I'm still having pain in foot after cuboid fracture recovery?

Get it checked: by your treating Physician. How long it has been since the fracture is a huge factor. Is pain lessening over time? This is also taken in to consideration. However, if you feel it is not progressing, get it looked at. ...Read more

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Went over on foot fractured cuboid bone how long approx until recovery and until i can weight bear on it ?

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

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Will an aso ankle brace provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone or will something more be needed?

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 more

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Is it actually true that an aso ankle brace will provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone?

Is it actually true that an aso ankle brace will provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone?

Not enough: An aso ankle brace does well to immobilize the ankle, but the straps essentially end right at the cuboid, so very little stability is afforded to this bone. If you have a cuboid fracture, a short air cast boot will be better. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get your leg cast wet? I just got mine yesterday because of a fractured cuboid bone.

Cast: If the cast is not at full strength, then it may not provide sufficient support to the bone to ensure immobilization and healing. Water tends to weaken casts, particularly those of plaster. If your cast got wet, you should see your doctor to determine if recasting is needed. ...Read more

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Is immobilization necessary for cuboid stress fracture?

Is immobilization necessary for cuboid stress fracture?

Foot fracture=rest: Definitely no motion! rest it completely until it heals. Never take a fracture in the foot for granted! ...Read more

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Is a fractured cuboid bone worse than a type b fib fracture?

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

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