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Growth Plate Injury In Elbow
The growth plate is where new bone is created in a developing child. The significance of injury to that area is that it can interrupt normal growth and cause to bone to be shorter or grow at an angle. If there is a growth plate injury it is important to get treatment ...Read more
If one had a growth plate fracture in the fibula and it stunt fibula growth but tibia unaffected,could the tibia in the leg become too long for fibula?
Pediatric fractures: The tibia will continue grow which will cause an angular deformity. The person ankle will turn outward. ...Read more
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?
Yes : As i told you before it would be best if this were treated operatively but yes it will most probably heal but with some loss of function/ length / motion ect also check vit d level as if it is low then healing will be negatively impacted. ...Read more
If someone suffered a growth plate fracture in the fibula of a leg and it led to stunted growth, could that mean the tibia could "outgrow" the fibula?
Fibula fx: More likely if it indeed led to stunted growth that the lack of growth of the fibula held back appropriate growth of the tibia and that led to the growth problems. Your fibula usually does not determine height because it is a non-weight bearing bone, but in that instance it could have effect on height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?
Yes and no: If the thumb is swollen then the cast may become too tight, yes, if there is no swelling have the cast rechecked, it may need to be redone. In the meantime elevate your hand above your heart for 15-20 minutes to see if that reduces the pain/swelling and call your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. fracture on X-Ray of ankle.
Slight tenderness in small area on upper tibia,near or on growth plate. No walking pain, visible swelling, redness. Could this be growth plate fractur?
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
Could a growth plate fracture in one leg, which caused stunted growth of that leg affect the growth of the other leg?
The fracture: Itself will not directly affect the growth of the other leg, but the overuse the other leg may suffer can cause early growth plate closure occasionally on the leg that was not broken. ...Read more
No: If all that was injured is the coccyx. The spinal cord ends in the upper lumbar spine. The coccyx or "tail bone" is a small boney structure off the end of the sacrum. There are no associated spinal cord components that far down the spinal collumn. Injuries to this bone and surrounding soft tissues can be very painfull however, and perpheral nerves can be involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?
Palm and thumb pain: Can be due to many things, post fracture joint issues, things that have nothing to do with the actual fracture such as arthritis or tendonitis and some things that overlap , a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may help sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: This question's wording is somewhat confusing. If you feel short of breath, tired, dizzy, confused or in any serious pain those could be signs of internal bleeding. I am not sure what is meant by clavicle hook but any operation or trauma has risk of bleeding. See a doctor or go to an urgent care for further evaluation. ...Read more
Perhaps: e if the ligament was torn during the fracture it might take awhile for it to go away or you may always have it. Usually when the swelling goes down and it heals the clicking will usually decrease. Sometimes if the fracture causes increase bone formation the ligament clicks over the bone area and again sometimes it will resolve or might always have a click See your provider for some advice ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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