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Boxer's fracture or brawlers fracture, what's the difference?

Boxer's fracture or brawlers fracture, what's the difference?

Same: "boxers" fracture and "brawlers" are the same: 5th metacarpal neck fractures often sustained in a clenched fist injury.Real boxers more commonly injure the 2nd metacarpal( index finger vs. Pinkie)neck when boxing.... 5th metacarpal neck fractures are extremely common and the majority can be treated w/ closed reduction and splinting ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more

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What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

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 more

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Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture, spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain. hw long to heal?Overweight

Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture,
spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain.
hw long to heal?Overweight

A primary healing: usually takes 6 weeks, and then it continues to mold and get more strength. It also depends upon your overall health and immunity state. And your calcium and bone mineral state. Add calcium to your diet and increase water. Wish you good luck. ...Read more

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How's a depressed skull fracture treated?

How's a depressed skull fracture treated?

Surgery or nothing: As a rule of thumb - if the amount of depression is more than the thickness of the skull then the fracture should be elevated. In cosmetic areas, e.g. The forehead where any amount of depression stands out the indication for surgery can be earlier. Open wounds over the fracture and bone injuring the underlying brain also require surgery. ...Read more

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Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Not healing yet: This sounds like a complicated fracture. Callus is what we look for to show signs of healing. It varies in time before it becomes visible on an X-ray . Depending on when this happened would help explain the findings. As always talk to your orthopedist. Good luck ...Read more

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I cant doriflex or plantarflex my ankle due to a avulsion distsl fibula fracture and syndesmotic rupture...is surgery likely?

I cant doriflex or plantarflex my ankle due to a avulsion distsl fibula fracture and syndesmotic rupture...is surgery likely?

Yes: You need to be treated by a podiatrist trained in ankle surgery or an orthopedist . You run the risk of significant arthritis in the joint. ...Read more

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What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment. ...Read more

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Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Be seen: I would probably be seen for a repeat exam and X-rays. You may have sustained a deltoid ligament injury or tear. If this is associated with a syndesmosis injury or a proximal fibula fracture, ankle X-rays can initially be negative but treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally" surgery or cast? Why .

Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .

Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib, bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?

Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib,  bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?

Absolutely: See your doctor. Don't want a severe pain syndrome to develop, so the sooner the better. Pt may help, also try seeing a good hands-on osteopath to get some of the trauma out of your tissue. Find one at: http://physician.Academyofosteopathy.Org, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org (find a practitioner) or http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/. ...Read more

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How can I recover from an oblique fibular fracture aka broken ankle?

Ankle fracture: Oblique fibula fracture is an unstable fracture. If there is no displacement then non weightbearing cast and crutches should be adequate. If there is displacement then surgery is required, to prevent deformity or loss of function. ...Read more

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Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

Short term: These injuries heal. Once healed, unless significant additional injuries occurred, you should be back to full activity. ...Read more

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Metatarsal stress fracture- 13 weeks in boot, x-ray shows not healed, sore, swelling- stay in boot, alternatives?

Possible nonunion: At 13 weeks, consider fracture nonunion. An MRI scan can determine if any healing has occurred. Reasons for a nonunion may be motion at the fracture or an underlying metabolic issue, such as osteoporosis, hormonal imbalance, or Vitamin D/calcium/magnesium deficiencies. Further medical evaluation can help determine why the fracture is not healing. Surgery may be needed depending on which toe it is. ...Read more

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How do I heal a non-displaced transverse distal fibular fracture?

How do I heal a non-displaced transverse distal fibular fracture?

Immobilization.: Usually, these fractures are immobilized in a removable boot or cast, depending on the exact appearance of the fracture and your doctor's choice. Hopefully, you will heal this in 6 - 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??

Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??

Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. ...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