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Depends on treatment: Femoral neck fractures can be treated with fixation or replacement when displaced. When fixed, you can expect about 12 weeks for the fracture to heal. Weight bearing will be limited during the healing process. If the fracture is treated with replacement, hemi-arthroplasty, recovery is faster. There are limitations with a hemi-arthroplasty. A healed fracture should function well. ...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
Fibula fracture, cast removed 6 weeks, fracture still not healed (gap). No boot ordered. X rays on profile. Worried about walking w/o boot. Advice please
Should someone be walking in their boot without crutches one week after their spiral fractured fibula accident occurred?
U can't make it heal: the body is programed 2 due this all by itself. If healthy, proper diet NO SMOKING! !! & adequate calcium intake U will heal. Fractures of the junction of the middle & distal tibia have lower blood supply, so follow the advice of Ur ortho 2 a T. Don't push it. Fractures with a larger surface area involved heal better than a hairline Fx, ,which has a very small surface area & heal slowly. ...Read more
Generally yes but...: Flying after a talus fracture presents a couple of problems. The decreased atmospheric pressure in the cabin relative ground-level pressure will cause your ankle to swell. This can exacerbate pain and/or lead to wound problems. The second issue is blood clot formation. These are more likely in airline travelers. I would speak to your orthopedic surgeon to address these issues. ...Read more
Will flying on a plane make trochanteric hip bursitis worse? Also have a healed sacroilliac fracture recently healed and risk of DVT when i fly
Broken tibia fibula operated with intramedullary rod.How long it may take 2 heal to walk?I am 22. Will i be able to play football with the rod inside?
Yes: Just 'rodded ' a broken tibia today... Young men who have fractured tibias which are rodded and 'locked' w/ proximal and distal screws can weight bear fairly quickly, usually w/ in the first week( w/ crutches). Most times the tibia fractures heal in 2-3 months and young adults can return to sports usually @ 3-4 months w/ intramedullary rod in place.Check w/ your ors. Gl! ...Read more
Non displaced fracture, ankle w/ space in fibula. Cast removed, no boot ordered told to walk. Dr; if gap doesn't close will rebreak and plate. Advice?
Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?
Maybe: It depends on the nature of the distal tibia fracture and if it involved the articular surface or not. Fractures that involve the joint surface can be life-changing injuries. If the articular surface was uninjured, you should regain normal walking cadence, but it could take several months as distal tibia fractures are slow to heal. It's hard to say without seeing the x-rays. ...Read more
Yes: The scaphoid is sort of like the transmission of the wrist. Fractures of the scaphoid often heal slowly or not at all and require surgery. Playing competitive contact sports will likely increase the likelihood of the fracture not healing correctly and the long term consequences of not healing or healing in the wrong position can be severe. This is especially true in younger patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As your doctor says.: We don't know the size of the chips or the extent of your injury. Sometimes damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles can be more serious than small chips. Your doc knows the answer or will refer to an orthopedist or a podiatrist if needed. Without knowing that, we can't give you a very accurate answer, but it could take 4-6 weeks or more to heal.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Transverse n comminuted .Surgery was carried out wid plates .Bones r weak. How long it'll take to heal ?
Should be healed by: Now. Weakness is from being immobilized to allow the bone to heal by non wt bearing. Once your orthopod deems the fx healed, he'll start a supervised p therapy, to increase: strength of muscles & range of motion in your ankle/foot. This can take about 3-4 months, depending on the severity of the injury, result of the surgery, pain control, etc, and how motivated a pt. Is in improving himself. ...Read more