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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. prognosis?

I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. prognosis?

Depends on which-: -finger is injured. If the MF, RF, taping 2 the adjacent fingers will do well. Also if the LF. Thumb & index usually need splitting or cast. ...Read more

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Subchondral fracture in ankle proximal aspect of navicular. What's the treatment?

Subchondral fracture in ankle proximal aspect of navicular. What's the treatment?

Subchondral : ankle navicular fracture is confusing. Ankle and navicular are two seperate areas. Either way if you have such a fracture treatment will require non weight bearing cast for 4-6weeks and X-ray exams during that period for evaluation of bone healing. ...Read more

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What is the timing of fusion of metatarsal bones after fracture?

What is the timing of fusion of metatarsal bones after fracture?

Weeks: Generally 6-8 weeks depending on the alignment of fracture, bone quality and other factors; it can be up to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the complications of femur fracture?

What are the complications of femur fracture?

Many possibilities: Nonunion. Malunion. Chronic pain. Infection. Nerve & muscle damage. Abnormal gait. Inability to walk/run. Therefore, make sure you go see doc for evaluation & treatment. You may need referral to orthopedic surgeon. Depending upon how/where your femur was fractured & what level of care is available to you, operative care may be necessary. ...Read more

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Comminuted impacted fracture through the neck of the left humerus with associated mild valgus angulation of the humeral shaft. Can this heal in SLING?

Comminuted impacted fracture through the neck of the left humerus with associated mild valgus angulation of the humeral shaft. Can this heal in SLING?

In short YES. : I typically do not perform surgery on nondisplaced fractures of the proximal humerus. I tell people it is like having ice cream on a cone. If the ice cream (humeral head or ball) falls off the cone(shaft) then it needs surgery if the ice cream is tilted or slightly smashed no surgery. If it is blown to prices then surgery. ...Read more

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Where is the valgus on the neck of the femur?

Where is the valgus on the neck of the femur?

Valgus: Valgus is a term for outward angulation of the distal segment of a bone or joint. It looks like the joint is pushed in relative to the rest of the limb. ...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 are the signs of fractured neck of femur (broken hip)?

What are the signs of fractured neck of femur (broken hip)?

Pain, can't walk: Femoral neck fractures are extremely debilitating. Elders get these fractures commonly and may have the affected leg shorter than the other and/or rotated. The patient will not bear weight on this side. Sometimes these fractures are less obvious, requiring advanced imaging studies (like mri) to detect. In this case, if you give a tap on the heel, sometimes the patient will feel it up in the hip. ...Read more

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What's an avulsion fracture of the knee?

Tendon tear: Avulsion fracure is where the hamstrings, quadraceps tendon tearsaway from the bone insertion causing a fracture at the insertion site. ...Read more

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What is a microfracture of the cuboid and cuneiform bones of right foot?

What is a microfracture of the cuboid and cuneiform bones of right foot?

Micro fracture: Is tiny fractures of the bone and usually picked up on mri. Treatment would be immobilization and non weightbearing with rest. ...Read more

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Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

It can be: The pain may also be of inflamation or degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon directly against the prominence.... ...Read more

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What is the treatment plan for a nondisplaced subarticular fracture of the medial femoral condyle?

What is the treatment plan for a nondisplaced subarticular fracture of the medial femoral condyle?

Crutches brace: A non displaced fracture of the femoral condyle can be treated with non weight bearing/crutches and bracing to prevent deformity in specific cases . It needs to be follwed closely. Often your doctor will suggest or recommend that it be treated surgically. It depends on the fracture pattern and mechanism of injury. ...Read more

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Bone bruising involving the medial aspect of the medial femoral condyle. Partial thickness tear of the medial collateral ligament adjacent to the fem.

Bone bruising involving the medial aspect of the medial femoral condyle. Partial thickness tear of the medial collateral ligament adjacent to the fem.

Orthopedic followup: Sounds like a traumatic injury, athletic or otherwise. How recent? How much pain, swelling do you have? What level of activity are you returning to? An orthopedic specialist & physical therapist can help. ...Read more

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Fractures of both bones of the forearm?

Ouch: Unfortunately it is not an uncommon fracture. In adults, non displaced fractures treated in cast. Displaced fractures require either plate and screws or I'm rods to hold in good position as they heal. ...Read more

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Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

There : There are three bones in the little ("pinky") toe (some folks only have two), and they are called phalanges (the pleural of "phalanx"). The one closest to the foot is the proximal phalanx, the one closest to the end of the toe is the distal phalanx, and the one in the middle is called.... Well, it's the middle phalanx. The diaphysis of a long bone (these are all considered "long" bones even though they're not really all that long) is the middle section of the bone. Transverse means sideways, and fracture means break. So to translate med-speak to english (google should think of doing something like this), you have a sideways fracture in the bone closest to the foot in your pinky toe in the middle of the bone. Non-displaced means the pieces are lined-up nicely, and there is no need to "reduce" it (put the pieces back in alignment). So this is really good news for you.... You don't need to have the thing put back in place, and the fracture is in the middle of the bone, so it doesn't cross or involve a joint, which means you're not gonna get arthritis in the toe later on (at least not from this fracture). Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and since the 5th toe has it's own motion during the gait cycle, you really can't tape a 5th toe to a 4th toe. And there is no need to put a cast on for a toe fracture. So just keep your walking to a minimum for the next 2 months or so. Now's not the best time to do your christmas shopping... In case you have that planned for this weekend like i do... And you'll probably be more comfortable in a shoe with a stiff sole, because bending the toe with every step is going to cause that little piggy to go wee-wee-wee all the way home. How'd i do? ...Read more

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Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?

Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?

Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...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