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How long before i can walk if i broke my lower tibia and have a hairline fracture about an inch above?

How long before i can walk if i broke my lower tibia and have a hairline fracture about an inch above?

Lower tibia fracture: Follow your doctor's instructions as to when you can start weight bearing. If you have not done so, please consult a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

How can I heal a tibia injury (hairline fracture)?

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

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I took of my full leg cast of 5 days ago (due to a hairline fracture on my Tibia). Why am I feeling pain around my heal?

I took of my full leg cast of 5 days ago (due to a hairline fracture on my Tibia). Why am I feeling pain around my heal?

Casts can cause-: -pressure sores on the heel, initially such pressure is painful, if progressive pressure remains it will lead 2 full thickness loss, then the pain goes away. The cast should not have been removed by U. U need it 2 immobilize the fracture. Hairline Fx's often lead 2 progression 2 a none union except in kids. Get in 2 C Ur orthopedist. ...Read more

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Hello I took my full leg cast of 5 days ago ( due to a hairline fracture in my tibia) I have been walking with a limp and saw my ankle got swollen ?

Hello I took my full leg cast of 5 days ago ( due to a hairline fracture in my tibia) I have been walking with a limp and saw my ankle got swollen ?

PT may be in order: Physical therapy can address the gait issue with limping as this is likely related to muscle weakness.In addtion they can do soft tissue massage to alleviate the ankle swelling. This can occur when muscles are weak and do not provide enough pumping action to return blood to the heart.Check in w/your Orthopedist or Sports MD to get a prescription &/or agreement on next steps to get your gait normal ...Read more

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Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Probably Not: In the setting of fracture care physical therapy is generally used to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles, and accelerate return to activities. Most patients have some sort of immobilization during fracture healing and after the fracture is healed need some transition to full pre-fracture activity. However, many patients can do exercises at home and do not need formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a hairline fracture?

What is the cure for a hairline fracture?

Stress relief: Relieve the srtess on the bone and give it time to heal. For most hairline/stress fractures 3 weeks does it. ...Read more

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Please explain me what is hairline fracture in ribs? And how to cure & take care of it?

Please explain me what is hairline fracture in ribs? And how to cure & take care of it?

"hairline" = "faint": Generally this term is used to describe a fracture that is just barely seen on x-ray. It will hurt just as bad as a fracture that is more easily seen, or mildly displaced. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?

How long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?

Usually 4-6 weeks: Assuming that the fracture is in good alignment and there is little displacement, it can be treated in a splint or cast. It should be pain free within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the hospital treatment for a hairline fracture in your knee?

Depends: Unfortunately it depends on where the hairline fracture is located in your "knee". The knee includes 4 different bones (femur, tibia, fibula, and patella.) typically any hairline fracture is treated with a reduction of use. This may include using crutches to limit or eliminate weight bearing. You need to see your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and recommendation based on your fracture. ...Read more

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Willvitamins help heal a hairline fracture?

Willvitamins help heal a hairline fracture?

Yes: Vit c, vit d, and calcium are important for bone healing and remodeling. Take a good multivitamin such as those from new chapter, and also citracal + d. ...Read more

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After hairline fracture of puttela opretion , exercise?

After hairline fracture of puttela opretion , exercise?

Timing: If you've had an operation to repair the patella, most times some motion is allowed early on, but typically full motion is not allowed for 4-6 weeks, depending on the injury and the repair method.

When you do exercise walking, ellipticals, and gentle stationary cycling are good. As for weights, avoid exercises like leg extensions, favoring closed chain movements like leg presses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What medication for hairline fracture in rib?

What medication for hairline fracture in rib?

NSAID: A non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication can help with pain. An over the counter med should work fine. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture knee ?

Hairline fracture knee
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Need to know locaton: Its important to know exactly where the
fracture is located.
If it is truly nondisplaced in your patella
or proximal tibia you may need a knee
immobiizer or just limited activity for about
six weeks
its hard to be more specific without seeing
an xray. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture to wrist feels like?

Fracture: Hairline fracture implies a mild break in the bone without displacement or angulation. While this still hurts the pain is generally not as bad as if there is a more serious injury such as a displaced or crooked fracture. Regardless the pain is generally localized with regional focal tenderness. There's often some degree of pain with range of motion of the wrist as well. ...Read more

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Should i get a cast for a hairline fracture?

Cast or splint: Need for hairline fracture. It will reduce the pain and prevent the fracture from getting worse. ...Read more

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Does a hairline fracture always need a cast?

Does a hairline fracture always need a cast?

You may: With most fractures of the extremities, some type of immobilization is needed. It may not be a cast. It could be splinting, taping, bracing, special shoe(if foot) or casting. There are a variety of techniques to stabilize a fracture. The type used will depend on a variety of factors. Your doctor can explain what option(s) are available for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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If you have a hairline fracture do you need a cast?

Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more

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I have a hairline fracture on my knee, what should I do?

I have a hairline fracture on my knee, what should I do?

See an orthopedist: There are so many different ways you can fracture you knee and in so many different places that you really need to see your friendly neighborhood orthopedist to tailor treatment based on your specific fracture and individual situation! ...Read more

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What are some signs of a hairline fracture in your ankle?

Pain & Swelling: The symptoms of a hairline/occult fracture include persistent pain, swelling and difficulty walking and standing on the ankle. These can also be small enough that they are not revealed on normal x-rays. If these persist longer than your doctor indicated for a sprain, additional testing such as an MRI or bone scan might need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much would a hairline fracture in your clavicle hurt?

How much would a hairline fracture in your clavicle hurt?

Fractures hurt local: Fractures usually hurt in one spot on the bone, and clavicle fractures may hurt when you cross your arm across the body. Deformity or crunching feeling is associated with a displaced fx. ...Read more

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How mighti know if I have a hairline fracture in my wrist?

How mighti know if I have a hairline fracture in my wrist?

Repeat Xray or MRI: Initial xray may not show, but should in about 2 wks or so. An MRI is a much better test for for small fracture. A bone scan can also show this. If you did not have trauma, fracture is not likely. Use of antiinflammatory med such as aleve/motrin for pain, and a wrist splint may help quite a bit. Rest, but should have some gentle range of motion to avoid stiffness. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a hairline fracture is missed on x-rays?

It could happen.: Sometimes xrays aren't sensitive enough to pickup subtle fractures. Your doctor may consider an MRI or ct scan, for a more sensitive study, that can pick up a hairline fracture. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hairline fracture in a toe to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...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