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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?

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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What is the best treatment for radial head fracture?

What is the best treatment for radial head fracture?

Likely casting: If you have a radial head fracture you will likely need some reduction and casting it depends on severity of injury. ...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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My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and I received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and I received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

Should not.: Fractured bone should not typically cause any mental problems. But if you have had chronic pain in the region of the jaw, it could very well cause behavioral/mental symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I get treatment for a nose fracture?

How do I get treatment for a nose fracture?

Get an evaluation: Broken noses should be evaluated by an ENT doctor or plastic surgeon soon after the injury. Favorable types of fractures can be treated early (in the first week or two after injury) by manipulating the broken bones back into position under anesthesia. Others types of fracture may have to heal completely before they can be repaired with surgery. Your doctor can also check for associated injuries. ...Read more

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What is treatment for a contusion hair line fracture in your knee cap?

Depends on direction: This depends on the direction of fracture. If the fracture is horizontal, the knee has to be immobilized to prevent possible displacement of the fracture and disruption of the knee extensor mechanism. If the fracture is vertical, you don't have to do much. Just don't do anything that causes pain in the knee and try to prevent any further trauma for about 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Hello my daughter of 7 had a fracture of the femur displacement with, what would be the best treatment. According to your mind. Than you?

Hello my daughter of 7 had a fracture of the femur displacement with, what would be the best treatment. According to your mind. Than you?

Consult a Peds Ortho: This depends on where the break is, and if it is involving the bone near the growth plate of the femur. Casting, traction, plates and screws have all been used. An experienced pediatric orthopedic doctor or an orthopedic doctor experienced in treating children will give you the best treatment optionsf. ...Read more

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Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

To fix or not to fix: In general, a displaced fracture in an ankle would benefit from having it repaired operatively--unless there are mitigating circumstances that would make that a poor choice. The treating physician is the best person able to assess the entire patient, the fracture, and any other factors to arrive at the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for a non-displaced radial head fracture?

What are some treatments for a non-displaced radial head fracture?

Immobilization: Can use a splint, cast or even a sling if non=displaced. Needs follow up X-rays ...Read more

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Will surgery cure the numbness on my face caused by an orbital fracture?

Will surgery cure the numbness on my face caused by an orbital fracture?

No: Most likely not. Numbness is most likely due to involvement of the infraorbital nerve, which provides sensation to the front part of your cheek. Depending on when your injury took place, will most likely resolve with tincture of time, though some folks will always have some area of numbness. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms and treatment of a greenstick fracture?

Pain, swelling: Typically the symptoms will be pain, swelling and limited use due to pain.
Usually the injury is secondary to a fall and
will require a cast for 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Can you recover from fractured kneecap and if so- what is treatment?

Yes: The treatment is different based on how bad the fracture is. It can vary from non-operative to repair to removal of the kneecap. Your orthopedic surgeon will be able to give you more specific info, but yes, you can recover from it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and recovery after a fractured skull?

What is the treatment and recovery after a fractured skull?

Just time: Most skull fractures will heal in 3 months without any specific treatment. Some skull fractures that may require surgery include depressed fractures, fractures involving the frontal sinuses and compound skull fractures. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a fractured ankle?

What is the most common treatment for a fractured ankle?

Surgery vs cast: If the displacement is minor, then a cast may be adequate. If there is marked displacement then surgery is required to realign the ankle joint to avoid disability. ...Read more

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What will happened to a fractured knee without any treatment?

What will happened to a fractured knee without any treatment?

It will heal: A fractured knee is not specific enough to give an serious answer. Which part of the knee? How bad is the fracture?
That being said. Fractures around the knee rarely have healing problems. The problems arise with how they heal. Most fractures around the knee involve the joint surface. Without treatment the surface may heal with a step or a gap in the articular cartilage and may lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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I would ask how is the treatment of aT11 Fracture?

I would ask how is the treatment of aT11 Fracture?

Depends: Most vertebral fractures can be treated conservatively, using a brace for 6 - 12 weeks to stabilize the spine. Compression type fractures can be treated surgically with cement stabilization (i.e. kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty) if the pain is intractable. Burst type fractures may need surgical decompression/stabilization if there is neurologic compromise or gross instability. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a fractured 2nd metatarsal of the foot.

What is the treatment for a fractured 2nd metatarsal of the foot.

See doc; get X-ray: It is important that the fracture be diagnosed and evaluated by x-ray. Depending on the location of the fracture as well as the extent of displacement, it will dictate the treatment protocol. Being that it is the 2nd metatarsal and crucial with weight bearing, I suggest you do not delay going to see the doctor. See a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What's boxer's fracture treatment?

What's boxer's fracture treatment?

Splint and follow up: Most of these fracture are treated by means of reduction and application of splint, few will require surgery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for orbital fracture?

What is the treatment for orbital fracture?

Depends where it is: Any injury to the eye socket bones can be serious. Not all require surgical repair but it is essential that you have a complete eye exam to be sure there is no injury inside the eye. The decision on whether the fracture needs surgery depends on where it is, how large it is and whether it affects the nerves or muscle around the eye. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a radial fracture?

Radius fracture: Depends on the location of the fracture on the radius. Distal radius, radial shaft and radial head fractures are all treated differently. It also depends on how displaced the fracture is. Best thing to do is to be evaluated by your local Orthopaedic surgeon to receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on. ..: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment plan for a boxer's fracture?

What is the treatment plan for a boxer's fracture?

Usually a cast: A boxer's fracture is a fracture of the fifth metacarpal neck. When these fractures are significantly displaced >40-50•, they need treatment. A closed reduction in the office followed by casting for3-6 weeks is adequate treatment. When the alignment can't be improved or the bone is unstable, we will pin the fracture. See a board certified orthopaedic hand specialist. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for a crush fracture of t7?

See spine doc: Orthopedic spine doc is your best bet. Determine if high or low energy injury, amount of collapse, nerve root involvement, osteoporosis, ? Tumor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment when an 80 year old has a femus fracture?

What is the treatment when an 80 year old has a femus fracture?

Femur fracture: In an otherwise healthy patient, surgery is recommended so that they can be out of bed as son as reasonable. Prolonged bed rest and immobilization has significant complications associated with it, including bed sores, pneumonia, blood clots in legs (DVT) and lungs (pe), which can be fatal. Depending on location of fracture, fixed with im rod or plate + screws. ...Read more

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What should I expect for recovery and treatment with a jones fracture?

Jone fractures: These fractures can be trouble in terms of healing due to the blood supply in the area of the fracture. Many physicians will recommend immobilization and surgery for treatment. Whatever your doctor recommends, it is important to follow his/her instructions. ...Read more

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What is standard treatment for a jones fracture in an active 34 year old?

Screw Fixation: A true Jones fracture is prone to non-union. In an athletic population, fixation with an intramedullary screw could be appropriate. Depends on the patient and circumstances. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more