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Growth Plate Injury In Foot
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
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
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
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
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
Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??
It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
No: But it will cause discomfort and possibly contribute to toe deformities. Depending on how old the teenager is, and especially if they are female, their growth might be completed anyway. ...Read more
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?
Bone healed in 5 th metatarsal fracture.. Does nerve damage cause swelling & pain in foot ankle leg thigh and my hip? Ankle cracks some painfull
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
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
During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?
Heel spur: Also known as a Calaneal Exostosis, it is an outgrowth of bone on the heels, typically found either plantarly (on the bottom) or posteriorly (at the back) of the heel. It usually grows in response to stress on the bone by a tendon and subsequent inflammation; typically the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the Achilles tendon (at the back) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?
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