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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
No statistics: No clear statistics available for this injury, however, runners make up a large portion of my practice. Based on my personal experience i would say this is a relatively uncommon injury but when it does occur is very frustrating to treat because recovery usually takes several weeks to at times months for complete resolution. One of the biggest issues is trying to get a runner to stop running. ...Read more
In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?
5yrold boy,16kg wt.having both knee jnts,elbow jts,wrist joints,cervical,metatarsal jt aches.he plays footballand does cycling smtimes.plays lego.wat?
Joint pains : Your son is suffering from multiple joint pains. He needs to be evaluated by his pediatrician or a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis, work up & treatment. It is good he is active but be careful, may be he is overdoing it with all these activities, that might aggravate his joint pains, do it in moderation. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more
Only 4 rheumatologist orthopedic have acquired hypermobility in ankles/knee joints from past- dance or gymnastics, can hypermobility spread 2 spine?
No: Hyper mobility is a result of ligamentous laxity which is a result of ur genetic makeup. It therefore can potentially be present at any joint, even if the symptoms/sequelae do not present all at the same time. Therefore, the laxity is a condition inherent to each joint ; does not "spread" like an infection or cancer. ...Read more
See below: I would guess, like all other activities, limbering up prior to the activity. The great guitar virtuoso joe satriani has been reported to place his forearms in warm water prior to playing to warm up and limber up. ...Read more
Scoli dr said i have mld scoliosis, Femoral retroversion, external tibial torsion, & leg length discrep. Play soccer but hard to run. What kind of dr?
Pediatric Orthopedic: If you have xrays and MRI's, I can see you in Lake Worth to better assess your needs. Or you can do a virtual consult with me. I am a minimally invasive spine surgeon, but happy to give you my opinion on all your orthopedic maladies. ...Read more
Can one permanently overstretch ligaments & make joints lax (hypermobile) thru dance & gymnastics?
One can do this : With any sporting activity. Safety should always be a precaution. ...Read more
Externally rotated tibia. Recurring compartment syndromes in leg/foot, gastroc contracture. Could proposed osteotomy help and why?
No easy answer: This issue is to be addressed after a careful review of your history, physical exam and studies. There is no easy answer to this question. ...Read more
Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?
Maybe: It depends on the nature of the distal tibia fracture and if it involved the articular surface or not. Fractures that involve the joint surface can be life-changing injuries. If the articular surface was uninjured, you should regain normal walking cadence, but it could take several months as distal tibia fractures are slow to heal. It's hard to say without seeing the x-rays. ...Read more
Wrist fracture: Stable fractures can often be immobilized in a cast that is padded to allow football participation. Unstable fractures however should not be subjected to contact activities for fear of further displacement or angulation. This can occur even inside a protective cast for certain injuries. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
Active runner. 26 y/o. Knee chrondroplasty, patella lateral release x2, removal of foreign bodies. Worried about developing arthritis - what can I do?
Arthritis: May or may not develop from above causes, but keeping good weight, strengthening quads and collateral ligaments may help. ...Read more
Broke fibular while playing rugby (near ankle, spiral break). not displaced. in cast 1 week. how long to be out of cast? (no complication & healthy)
6-8 wks. No flannel.: Expect the immobilization process to take from 6-8 weeks, typically with the initial use of crutches . Of course, this varies from fracture to fracture. The method of immobilization may change as healing occurs. Intermittent x-rays, taken during healing, may permit the use of an ambulatory boot at sometime in the later stages of healing. Follow up therapy may also be necessary for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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