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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?
Lucency extended obliquely through the distal fibula favored to be projectional, 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
I was diagnosed with a distal fibula avulsion about two weeks ago. Why does it hurt when I press down with my toes, but not when I push up?
Varies : There are several potential explanations for this. Plantar flexion will have a tendency to stretch the peroneal tendons, which are right near your zone if injury and so this may be irritating it. Dorsiflexuon will tend to relax them. This should resolve as you recover from your injury, I would let your doctor know in your follow up visit. ...Read more
9 year olds X-ray showed accessory ossification affecting distal fibula. Have put in a cast but also said could be partial evulsion - which is better?
Does not matter: The treatment would be the same for either problem or though the partial avulsion may heal faster. ...Read more
Would it be better if non displaced weber b distal fibula fractures with soft tissue and partial aftl and deltoidligament tears be treated operatively?
Depends on stability: Nondisplaced weber b fractures can often be treated nonsurgically. The decision to operate on these depends on the stability of the deltoid ligament. An orthopaedic surgeon can evaluate your xrays and perform a stress xray of your ankle to test for this and help you make decisions regarding surgery. Surgery does not heal the ankle faster, just with the bones in a better position when necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi I fractured my proximal & distal fibula 5 wk ago none weight bearing until after plaster removed jan 5th .my ankle feels like it's on fire ?
Depends: Healing typically takes 6-8 weeks, but some pain may persist for longer or permanently. ...Read more
I have a possible tiny avulsion fx off the tip of right distal fibula should my heel and ankle hurt to walk on or even touch?
You may be: Lacking differently in order to compensate for your injury causing a problem.... ...Read more
After a traumatic injury 2 months ago, breaking the distal fibula and a high ankle sprain. Im still having pain and my ankle is facing inward...why?
Time to recheck: Your description is of an unstable injury pattern which means it may not be healing in an anatomical position . While it may be sply motor weakness it should be rechecked with new xrays ...Read more
I may have a tiny avulsion off the tip of my right distal fibula but my ankle and heel hurts to the touch and when i walk on it is this normal?
Avulsion: An avulsion occurs when soft tissue pulls a piece of bone off of its origin or insertion. An avulsion from the distal fibula could possibly represent an avulsion from a ligament resulting in instability of the peroneal muscles coursing in that area. I would recommend evaluation by a either a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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