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Fractured Skull Recovery
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
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
Did you have surgery: For a displaced fracture most often you need a surgical repair. Did you have this? Now generally the healing time is 6 weeks. However if the bones are osteoporotic the healing time could be indefinite ...Read more
How to protect collapse of talus dome. Diagnosed with avn 6 month post injury. Undisplaced verticle talus body fracture. No joint involved. Ptb brace?
6-12 weeks: The time it takes for your clavicle or collarbone to heal depends on several factors: 1) the location of the fracture, i.e. In middle or at the end of the bone 2) the alignment of the broken ends 3) your age - children heal more quickly than adults (who may need up to 12 weeks). Treatment is conservative and include a splint to keep your shoulder from moving, a sling for your arm and pain meds. ...Read more
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
10-16weeks: If there is no complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even immobilization, while others can have injuries severe enough they need surgery. Initial immobilization is appropriate for many TFCC injuries to see if they will heal. May want to discuss specifics if your injury with your MD. ...Read more
Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: The vast majority do.Get a more detailed answer ›
Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).
Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral maleolous ), the medial distal end of the tibia( medial maleolous ), and the lower end of the tibia in the back of the ankle ( posterior maleolous ). The medial and lateral maleolous typically need fixation. Posterior maleolous only if >25% of joint ...Read more
I googled it: And found a supplement. Supplements are great for those who have deficiency in that area, but they dont add anything for most healthy individuals. Excess calcium ends up your .. Toilet. Not to say that there arent those who need calcium and vitamin supplements but the mechainsm of bone healing isnt influenced by unless there is a knowm metabolic issue or dietary deficiency. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a linear skull fracture in my left temporo paretial bone. Recovery time? And when can I resume football/weight training/gym? Thx
6 - 12 weeks: Healing is a gradual process, as filling a glass pouring liquid. If there was no brain damage, no broken blood vessels inside your skull, and no loss of consciousness, I believe you could start easy weight training now. Maximum strength of the fracture healing I estimate at 12 weeks, so I would not do full unrestricted contact sports for 12 weeks, and then only if you are symptom free. ...Read more
I suffered a bad fall from an mva 2 days ago and got four stitches. I was diagnosed with a basal skull fracture, but thescan showed no other injury to neck or spine. I have somenausea and headache. What would be the recovery time?
A few weeks: The wound should heal within just 2 - 3 weeks. The skull fracture should largely heal within 4 - 8 weeks, depending on each individual's health condition. Most of the pain from the fracture should resolve within just 2 - 3 weeks. Mvas can cause associated soft tissue injury that can take longer to treat/heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: If you wear a motorcycle helmet and hit your head, the helmet is designed to protect by breaking and absorbing the force. So does the skull protect the brain. Usually not a major issue, unless the crack cuts across the middle meningeal artery, which could result in an epidural hemorrhage, or it affects the cribiform plate at top of nose, loss of smell. So, not serious, unless... ...Read more
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Six months: After an injury like that it is not uncommon for the headaches to go on for several months. Usually by six months most posttraumatic headaches have resolved but they can last even up to one year although that is less likely. Hang in there. They will eventually get better in most cases. ...Read more
My son's head feels from due to a fractured skull that he got. How long will it take for him head to return to normal?
Assuming no concussion, symptoms related to the skull fracture: HA, emesis, bleeding, change of behaviors,
he should resolve the fracture in time (4-8 weeks). The skull might be soft for a few weeks-months, but should not affect internal brain function, assuming no other symptoms from this trauma. ...Read more
Definitions: A cerebral concussion is head trauma associated with loss of consciousness, amnesia or a combination of both. A skull fracture can be seen on a cat scan, and may or may not be associated with a concussion. Hopefully, the skull absorbs the force and there is no brain damage. ...Read more
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