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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

Pain & swelling: An avulsion fracture of the fibular head generally involves the styloid process and causes injury of some of the major stabilizers in the posterolateral corner. Avulsion fractures are strongly associated with disruption of the posterior cruciate ligament. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
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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?

Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
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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?

Need more info: You should see a specialist. Would need to knwo more details concerning the xray. Sometimes its just a cast and crutches. Sometimes its just a brace. Sometimes it requires surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
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Dr. David Hettinger
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What's an avulsion fracture?

Dr. David Hettinger
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What's an avulsion fracture?

Serious injury.: The ligaments around the injury area were stronger than the bone they were attached to. The ligaments held, but pulled a portion of the bone off. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

Dr. Payam Rafat
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What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

4-6 weeks: It can depend on the location. On average bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Shannon
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What is an avulsion fracture?

Dr. Steven Shannon
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What is an avulsion fracture?

Avulsion fractures: Avulsion fractures occur when you experience a traumatic injury involving a tendon or ligament interface with bone. When this occurs, either the bone or the ligament is going to fail. In an avulsion fracture, the bone fails to resist the traumatic force subsequently fracturing and still attached to the ligament pulling on it. They are very common, especially in younger individuals. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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How long will i be out of work with an avulsion fracture?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Depends: It depends on what bone is injured and if there is a total or partial avulsion. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Luks
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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Dr. Howard Luks
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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle together can tear in the middle of the ligament, or they can pull off a small piece of bone where the ligament typically attaches to that bone. That is the most common cause of and avulsion fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when i try i hurt for long time after. Been 3 weeks.

Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture?  Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when i try i hurt for long time after.  Been 3 weeks.

Too soon: If you have pain on weight bearing, you need to be non-weight bearing at this time. In the absence of other complications, bone takes about 6 weeks to fully heal. Discuss with your doctor who will evaluate your condtion and progrees. ...Read more

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