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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. 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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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?

XRAYS, MRI: I would start with new x-rays. If a fracture is not obvious, an MRI is needed. I think this is better than a CT if the fracture is subtle. If a fracture is found, I would try a bone stimulator. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...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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What is the treatment for cuboid avulsion fracture ?

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 more

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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.

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

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Ar what point should the inflammation/swelling and pain subside from a cuboid avulsion fracture?

Ar what point should the inflammation/swelling and pain subside from a cuboid avulsion fracture?

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

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What would you recommend for treatment for a missed cuboid stress fracture (caused by walking for exercise)? Would crutches help 4 months later?

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

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

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

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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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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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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.

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.

Compression socks: in general are going to support whatever area is covered. So if you only need support for the foot then a shorter sock will be helpful. Compression socks should ideally go over the calf for true control of swelling. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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