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Dislocated Cuboid Bone
I dislocated my cuboid bone last march and tore ligaments... Having swelling in ankle squishy and pressure. I have pain and can't stand long!
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I recently found out that I partially dislocated my 4th metatarsal from my cuboid bone, what is the general treatment for this? And how long?
You should be: Validated by a foot doctor. It can be broken, it can be subluxed, you could have tendonitis as a key tendon runs on the undersurface of the bone.... ...Read more
Yes: Very unlikely bone to break, but if broken, it would depend on severity. Unlike other fractures, because it's an uncommon fracture type, the cuboid usually has other fractures or injuries associated with it if it does have a fracture. Recovery may take longer because of the multiple injuries, but isolated cuboid fracture takes the same amount of time as any fracture. ...Read more
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
Acute no: Maybe if a fibrous nonunion occurred but in an acute fracture generally no. ...Read more
If painful: Consider a surgical shoe or cam walker... ...Read more
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
I have a displaced fracture of my cuboid bone. Main fragment is 1.4 cm in diameter. Is surgery absolutely necessary?
Not absolutely: You need to discuss this with your physicians and get a second opinion from an orthopedic foot specialist. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if properly fit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal (the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read more
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?
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 - don't walk on it without medical attentioni. ...Read more
I rolled my foot a couple days ago, now there's a tender lump on top of my cuboid bone, is this just swelling, or should I get it checked out?
Foot tenderness: After a traumatic accident, tenderness, bruising and swelling are common. There is a chance of ligament damage or even a fracture. It's important to protect the area and get an x - ray from a foot specialist to determine the extent of your injury. ...Read more
What's avg heal time for two small fragments of cuboid bone. Gp said avulsion. Orthopedic said maybe gout. Gout meds didn't work. Going back to ortho.
Cuboid fragment: Without an x ray it is a difficult question to answer. Rather than seeking the advice of a gp, seeing a foot specialist (podiatrist) is indicated. ...Read more
Same thing: Chipped bone and fracture are same thing. A chipped is just a small fracture. ...Read more
Injured pinky toe 2 weeks ago now there's a small hard lump at end of metatarsal bone near or on top of cuboid bone. What could it be?
A couple things: Normally the styloid process at the base of the fifth metatatarsal is prominent, perhaps you just realized how prominent it is with all the attention to that side of the foot. Could have injured the metatarsal at the same time or could be one of the peroneal tendons inflamed. An xray would be of great benefit. ...Read more
Lateral side of my foot near cuboid bone. 2 little bony bumps-never hurt but now severe pain and a little itch. Ganglion cyst? Or bone spur?
Probably a bone spur: Probably a bone spur/bursaGet a more detailed answer ›
I have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone - it is very small can I use a boot and weight bear? My body won't let me use crutches
Yes: You could use cam boot and walk with it. ...Read more
I have a little fracture on my cuboid bone its not severe...can I drink wine while having this? Doctor removed crutches same week I had the accident
Are there any compression socks that support the cuboid bone? My fracture wasn't bad so I can walk already. My doctor said I can use my shoe now.
I have a misdiagnosed fracture for sprained ankle on my cuboid bone for 2.5 months. It's 3.5 months & My foot start to get swollen much more. Why?
Delayed Union: Many cuboid fractures are not initially seen on plain x-rays and their diagnosis can be delayed. Would recommend getting rechecked to evaluate healing (CT, MRI, and/or xray may be necessary). Also, would get your vit D level checked. Though rare with a cuboid fracture, swelling may also be a sign of a DVT. Get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible but rare: The pisiform bone is one of the eight carpal (wrist) bones. It is a small pea-shaped sesamoid bone located where the ulna (one of the lower arm bones) joins the wrist (on the pinky side). Dislocation of the pisiform is possible, but rare. Fracture of the pisiform is also uncommon. ...Read more
Therapy: Follow your doctors program of care, use the modalities prescribed such as heat or ice, stretching and motion exercises and wearing splints, casts and immobilizers as prescribed and follow up with physical theray and other therapy as prescribed for you. Keep your follow up appointments and be sure to tell your doctor and therapist of any problems or concerns you have and any new or worsening sym. ...Read more
It should be done in: A week. Every day it is dislocated, damage is done to the articular cartilage, due to the blood using up the nutrients. Also the tissues contract and make it difficult to reduce and some are locked in place due to being entrapped in ligaments and or tendons. It acts li a finger trap, and these need surgical reduction. ...Read more
I think I might've dislocated my rib a few weeks ago. And there was this sharp pain and then I heard a loud pop, and it stopped hurting shortly after. It looks like the bone moved along with a few other ones. And since yesterday I got this pain where my s
Pain: You would have pain, swelling, and deformity. ...Read more
How soon should I wait to work out after torn ligament with dislocated bone in wriest I have pains when I think it's healed how do I kw fully?
Hard to say: Probably should discuss with a doctor/orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I recently dislocated my shoulder and it was put back in place but I've noticed a weird bump (seems like a bone) on my back in my shoulder blade?
Hard to say: It is possible in the same injury in which you dislocated your shoulder, you also fractured your scapula. I would certainly let your orthopedic surgeon know. ...Read more
Very different.: A dislocated bone is usually the result of trauma and is very painful. A swollen vein can be a varicose vein and these are not tender unless they are clotted. If you had a dislocated bone, you would have significant pain with movement. See your md if necessary. ...Read more
How long before I can swim after I dislocated my shoulder, the hospital said my bones were realigned perfectly?
When I was younger I dislocated my elbow and then again fractured it. I don't believe it healed properly because it feels like a bone is lose. Help.
Get evaluated: Pls see your orthopedic dr especially as you are having symptoms. You may need to start of with an xray. ...Read more