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Femoral Neck Stress Fracture
I had a femoral neck stress fracture in 2007. Tests show that its healed but i still have limited mobility and severe pain in that hip. Why?
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
I have a stress fracture of the head and neck of my 4th metacarpal. its been 3 weeks and ortho hasnt fit me in. i have alot of pain what should i do?
Metacarpal?: Perhaps you mean the metatarsal (in the foot)? A metacarpal (hand) stress fracture would be almost if not entirely unheard-of depending on your job. If you feel the referral is too far off, try touching base with the primary care doc who made the referral (sometimes they never are told how far out it is made for) who should be able to expedite it if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?
Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms and Imaging: Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration. The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to identify on x-rays, but some may be apparent based on their size or phase in healing. Larger stress fractures or those that have had some to start healing are often the ones that can be seen with x-ray. The most specific test for a stress fracture is a mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's already broken.: The chances of it becoming a displaced fracture becomes more possible if you do not follow your orthopedic surgeons plan of care. They R due 2 the bone being stressed beyond its ability to handle what you were doing 2 cause it. ...Read more
Generally not: In most cases, a simple closed fracture without significant movement (displacement) should heal well in an otherwise healthy 19 year old, assuming you let it heal and didn't re-injure. 6 weeks is usually about right. If it is delayed, there is incomplete healing (non-union), or there are other things involved like significant soft tissue injury, you should return to your doctor to follow-up. ...Read more
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
One of the few aptly named problems in medicine. It occurs when the stresses that a bone sees is greater than the strength of the bone. This occurs over time and is usually related to repetitive activities. If it occurs with a trauma then it is not considered a stress fracture, but a traumatic fracture. We see these commonly in the feet, tibia and ...Read more
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