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Hairline Fracture Tibia Treatment
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
4-6 weeks: usually 4-6 weeks with splintingGet a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?
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
I have a hairline fracture my right leg's little finger. what is remedy or treatment for this. Is there necessary to do a paster.Please suggest.
Wear a : Surgical shoe. Some recommend buddy splinting the toe, or wrapping the toe for protection. ...Read more
See below: Ahairline fracture is not usually a complete fracture thru the bone. ...Read more
Frzcture: It could turn into a full fracture. ...Read more
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
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
its hard to be more specific without seeing
an xray. ...Read more
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
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
Symptoms include:: Pain, swelling, and possible instability.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Fractures: in an otherwise healthy bones occur only with high impact. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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