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Distal Fibula Lateral Malleolus
Anterior syndesmosis has avulsed cortical fragments from the anterior aspect of the distal fibula as well as the anterior lateral aspect of the distal could you tell me what does that mean?
What does it mean when a radiologist writes "Lucency is noted in the distal fibula doubtful significance"?
Lucency is when : The area of the bone is darker in color. Keep in mind bone is white. So a lucency or dark color would indicate a lack of bone in that area. Sometimes, it could be due to a cyst which would be a hollow type area because of lack of bone. Sometimes there could be a shadow effect or overlap of bone and that could be a reason they don't feel there is significance. ...Read more
I broke my distal fibula three months ago, i just found out. I can walk on it fine and move it, but sometimes i feel a mild pain. Will i need surgery?
Fibula: Some pain is normal at 3 months. Hard to say surgically what's going on without exam and x-rays. ...Read more
Nope.: Distal fibula and lateral ankle fractures usually repond well to immobilization and time. Displaced fractures may require open reduction and fixation. If there is an associated loss of soft tissue coverage, nerve damage with loss of sensation or complications with the circulation or infection, then an amputation may need to be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I broke my distal fibula I just had an xray at 2 weeks after the injury the pa said so far there is no visible healing but not to worry yet is this normal after 2 weeks?
Usually heal in 6 wk: Xray appearance is said to lag behind clinical reality by ~ 2 weeks. Nonetheless, fractures routinely take at least 6 weeks ot heal in adults. ...Read more
Very unlikely: A fibula fracture would not warrant an amputation unless you have some reason that the surgical wound fails to heal and it gets a very bad infection. If you're diabetic or have very bad vascular disease, this may lead to a delayed amputation, but this is very unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A benign lesion.: Bone lesions can be 'soft' or 'hard' (lucent or sclerotic) on xrays depending on how much calcium/phosphorus content. Both types can be benign or cancerous. Radiologists evaluate a bone lesion's borders, size, location, any associated findings, number, and few other variables to determine whether it falls in the benign or malignant category. Sometimes its a normal anatomic finding as well. ...Read more
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