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What sort of treatment can I get for my fibula stress fractures?

What sort of treatment can I get for my fibula stress fractures?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Minimally displaced fractures in the head of the fibula.what's treatment ?

Minimally displaced fractures in the head of  the fibula.what's treatment ?

Exam: You would definitely want to be fully examined to rule out any associated ligamentous injury to the ankle or knee, which is fairly common with that fracture. If it is truly an "isolated" fracture, patients can gradually increase their weight bearing as tile rated and are usually doing well by about 6-8 weeks. Discuss your specific case with your doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment of undisplaced fibula fracture. And after how much time can I start walking?

Treatment of undisplaced fibula fracture. And after how much time can I start walking?

Treatment of : Need to be casted or get a cam walker , non-weight bearing with crutches or walker for 4-6 weeks. Get consecutive x-rays to make sure the bone is healed before starting to put pressure on the foot. Have diet with lots of green vegetables and yogurt to improve bone healing. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for compound fracture of tibia and fibula?

Wash out and surgery: A compound fracture is one in which the fracture bone(s) penetrate through the skin. This is a surgical emergency that requires immediate attention. The initial goal during surgery is to thoroughly irrigate (wash out) and debride (clean up) the bone and tissues in an attempt to prevent infection. At the same time, the fractures are repaired, often using rod for the tibia & possibly a fibular plate. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head.   What is  the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner . I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg ,as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of fibula with inframalleolar swelling, 3w ago. No treatment and still painful/swell. What is the treatment?

Avulsion fracture of fibula with inframalleolar swelling, 3w ago. No treatment and still painful/swell. What is the treatment?

Immobilization: Fractures heal with immobilization and time usually around 6 weeks. If you have not immobilized the fracture you may be at risk for malunion of the fracture due to ongoing trauma to the fracture. Best to seek treatment from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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After nearly 6 months since a displaced fibulas fracture , it is now a fibrous union, what treatment is now needed?

After nearly 6 months since a displaced  fibulas fracture , it is now a fibrous union, what treatment is now   needed?

Perhaps nothing: If you are pain free and able to perform all the things that you want to do, leave it alone. If you are having pain, the surgical option would include excising the fibrous union and fixing the fracture with a plate, screws and bone graft. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a fractured fibula?

What are physical therapy exercises for a fractured fibula?

Motion and strength: A fibula fracture usually requires. Bit of immobilization which can cause stiffness nd muscle trophy. Physical therapy will help maximize functional recovery by first negating stiffness and obtaining full motion. Next, atrophy from disuse is reversed with a strengthening program. Finally, balance, endurance nd gait retraining are employed return your extremity as close o normal as possible. ...Read more