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How much time does it take to heal from a spiral fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

How much time does it take to heal from a spiral fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

Fracture: Bone typically takes between 6-8 weeks to heal itself.
primary healing is faster - through surgery - the fracture is reduced, fixated and heals 4-5 weeks.
secondary healing is slower - the bone is not fixated - may be casted, the body forms a blood clot that calcifies and becomes bone. 6-8 weeks ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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How much time does it take to heal from a "spiral" fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

How much time does it take to heal from a "spiral" fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

Be patient...: Any fracture that occurs takes 6-8 weeks to heal and a year to completely remodel. The fibula is a Non weight bearing bone, so it heals well barring any complications. ...Read more

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Should someone be walking in their boot without crutches one week after their spiral fractured fibula accident occurred?

Should someone be walking in their boot without crutches one week after their spiral fractured fibula accident occurred?

NOT RECOMENDED: Spiral fractures take time to heal. Usual crutches are given to avoid weight bearing. If you bear weight on the fracture it will delay healing and may worsen the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Describe spiral fracture?

Describe spiral fracture?

Biscuit pack opening: Similar to image of a container of pre-made biscuits being opened, a spiral fracture basically unravels as it breaks commonly due to the rotatory force applied to the bone at the time of injury. The increased bony surface area between the two fracture parts may help provide a more robust healing environment. ...Read more

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What's a spiral fracture?

What's a spiral fracture?

Spiral fracture: This is a fracture that is not linear and does not cross the width of the bone. It is usually elongated and travels the length of the bone instead of the width of the bone. ...Read more

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How is a spiral fracture repaired?

How is a spiral fracture repaired?

Spiral means the: Shape and configuration of the fracture is "spiral". Much depends where it is, a spiral fracture in the tibia or lower leg in a toddler is different than one associated with a crooked finger in the hand from a dog leash injury. Principles of fracture treatment anywhere may be to observe and splint or to correct deformity if needed, how may be to reduce it with manipulation, then add cast or surger. ...Read more

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What does a spiral fracture procedure do?

Be more specific: A spiral fracture is a type of break that occurs when there is a twisting force on the bone. Depending on the location and severity of the break, there are several procedures used to treat a spiral fracture. There is no "spiral fracture procedure" that I am aware of. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a spiral fracture to heal?

A spiral fracture: Describes the fracture pattern. Most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal under normal circumstances if treated properly. ...Read more

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What is a way to help a spiral fracture resolve faster?

What is a way to help a spiral fracture resolve faster?

Follow instructions: Rate of bone healing is largely determined by biology. Good diet (vit d and calcium), not smoking) and following directions about weight bearing restrictions and immobilization are your best bet. ...Read more

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Will I be put under when getting treated for a spiral fracture?

It depend: Some time if we do not have to set the fracture we could do it without anesthesia, but if we have to set it we give the patient anesthesia. ...Read more

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Could a triple spiral fracture stop me form joining the air force?

Could a triple spiral fracture stop me form joining the air force?

Spiral fracture: This entirely depends on if your fracture was treated appropriately and after you recover if you are able to do what physical requirements the AirForce has for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a triple spiral fracture to stop me form joining the air force?

Here are the: Standards for extremities:

http://www. Militaryspot. Com/enlist/enlisting_requirements_-_extremities/

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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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Is it common for children to fall and suffer from spiral fractures?

Is it common for children to fall and suffer from spiral fractures?

Rare but it happens: Any spiral fracture in a kid raises the concern for how it was caused. A twisting motion can be involved, and that raises the concern for abuse. When the physician reviews the story along with the x-ray the issue is usually clarified. ...Read more

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How is a spiral fracture to the humerous treated?

How is a spiral fracture to the humerous treated?

Humeral cuff: We apply humeral cuff & and sling if the patient have no complication due to the fracture. ...Read more

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Risk of working out with spiral fracture metacarpal?

Risk of working out with spiral fracture metacarpal?

Take some time off: Bone needs astill environment to heal corectly that's what the casts are formetacarpalfrx can fail to heal or healcrooked working out won't help avoid these problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I get a spiral fracture in the metacarpals?

Goto the orthopedic: Surgeon he will take care of it for you. In the meanwhile if you have splint use it and do body taping of that finger to next finger. ...Read more

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Spiral fracture in an infant by accident. How is this treated?

Spiral fracture in an infant by accident. How is this treated?

Depends on the bone: Depends on he bone and displacement. Femur fractures would be treated in a hip spica cast. Fortunately, infants have great remodeling potentiial. ...Read more

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I got a spiral fracture of my tibia a few days ago. Will I be ok?

I got a spiral fracture of my tibia a few days ago. Will I be ok?

Fractuee: As long as you are under the care of a doctor your spiral fracture should heal and you will be fine. ...Read more

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What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

Trauma: I have seen this in a kid who fell over his day roughhousing, which was the only somewhat innocent cause I could think of. The injury implys a twisting form of trauma. I suppose a kid who stuck his leg in a hole & fell over could do it, but the possibility of inflicted trauma must be considered. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for humerus to recover fully from a spiral fracture?

Fracture Humerus: Healing time for a spiral fracture of the humerus depends on the age of the patient, comorbidities such as smoking and whether or not the fracture is displaced or not. If the fracture is nondisplaced or minimally displaced, less then 2 mm and the patient is age 20-70, then the fracture should heal in about 8 weeks. It is going to take 6-8 weeks to regain range of motion with physical therapy. ...Read more

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What causes a spiral fracture to the femur?

Physical abuse: A spiral fracture is a fracture wherein the bone is twisted apart like a cork screw. It is usually associated with physical or sexual abuse

the femur is one of the strongest bones in the body. Considerable force needs to be taken to break your femur bone. The most common cause of femur fracture is car accidents or falls from heights. ...Read more

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I spiral fractured my 5th metecarpal. Everything is aligned properly therefore didn't require pins and only a cast. Its been 5 weeks. How long typically?

Metacarpal fracture: It depends where the fracture is. If it is close to the base then those r slow to heal (12-16 weeks) if it is mid shaft should be healed in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What makes a spiral fracture bone hard to heal?

What makes a spiral fracture bone hard to heal?

Location and length: Spiral fracture usually located at the shaft of the bone this area is not the most active part of the bone, the other factor the size of the area have to heal is usually bigger. ...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


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