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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

Pain & swelling

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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.
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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?

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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.
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What's an avulsion fracture?

Serious injury.

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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.
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What are the signs of an avulsion fracture on the foot?

Avulsion fracture

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See image for example. Signs: swelling, tenderness, pain with weightbearing, possible lump if avulsed segment is out of alignment.
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What causes avulsion fracture of talus?

Trauma,

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Injury
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Dr. Mark Sacher answered:

What's an avulsion fracture of the knee?

Tendon tear

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avulsion fracure is where the hamstrings, quadraceps tendon tearsaway from the bone insertion causing a fracture at the insertion site.
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What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

Depends

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This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy.
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Dr. Howard Luks answered:

What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Severe sprain

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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.
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Dr. Scott Graham answered:

What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

It depends

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It really matters where the frature is, how large it is and whether or not it involves the articular margin. It can be treated by a splint, cast or even surgery. The specifics would come from a hand surgeon who could tell you the correct treatment. Go see a specialist.
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What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

4-6 weeks

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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.
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