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Fractured head of fibula 3mons. Ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg. Swelling behind knee. Hurts all the time more when I stand long?

Fractured head of fibula 3mons. Ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg. Swelling behind knee. Hurts all the time more when I stand long?

Possible meniscus: The fibula head fracture should be healed and not causing much discomfort. It is also not in the main part of the knee joint and therefore arthritis in the knee is not from your fracture. However these injuries can be associated with ligament tears and meniscus tears. You should be evaluated again and possibly obtain an MRI. ...Read more

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I have a subtle head of fibula fracture which occurred last Sunday night. The fracture site is very painful still. My local hospital didn't cast it an?

I have a subtle head of fibula fracture which occurred last Sunday night. The fracture site is very painful still. My local hospital didn't cast it an?

Fracture: If you continue to have pain you need to be reassessed. Casting or splinting and crutches may be reasonable. See your doctor for an orthopaedics referral. All the best. ...Read more

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Minimally displaced fractures in the head of the fibula. What's treatment?

Exam: You would definitely want to be fully examined to rule out any associated ligamentous injury to the ankle or knee, which is fairly common with that fracture. If it is truly an "isolated" fracture, patients can gradually increase their weight bearing as tile rated and are usually doing well by about 6-8 weeks. Discuss your specific case with your doctor. ...Read more

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After, for example gardening, and I squat or partially squat, later, I have pain on the outside of my knee, at the fibula head, when I put weight on l?

After, for example gardening, and I squat or partially squat, later, I have pain on the outside of my knee, at the fibula head, when I put weight on l?

OA &/or cartilage: Tear are most likely is your dx. It seems you have had a scope surgery previously. You may need another, unless your oa is extensive &/or severe, then you might need a total k replacement. Before that cortisone or viscosupplementation shots might be helpful.
See your ortho doc. ...Read more

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Fell a month ago just found out fractured the head of my Lt. Fibula. In immobilizer brace. What happens next?

Fell a month ago just found out fractured the head of my Lt. Fibula. In immobilizer brace. What happens next?

Fracture: Even after a fall, a fracture that does not happened due to significant trauma is referred to as a fragility fracture. Given your age and gender, you need to be screened and appropriately treated for osteoporosis. I would be happy to do a consult if need. ...Read more

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Area in the upper outer lower leg below the fibula head that's sensitive to touch. Doesn't hurt to run or walk. Feel slight pull when pointing toes?

Area in the upper outer lower leg below the fibula head that's sensitive to touch. Doesn't hurt to run or walk. Feel slight pull when pointing toes?

AFootDropInTheBucket: A nerve passes superficially around that area (the peroneal nerve) so maybe you bumped it or you cross your legs a lot. Sometimes scar tissue develops there but that's rare. There are muscles in that area that can become sore or their insertion to the bone gets torn or injured. Sometimes a person has a small bursa in that area that gets inflamed ("bursitis").All-in-all it should get better with time ...Read more

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I fell last night and have really hurt my knee it's very sore to walk and making me limp! Its at the head of the fibula and very painful to touch.?

I fell last night and have really hurt my knee it's very sore to walk and making me limp! Its at the head of the fibula and very painful to touch.?

Time for an x-ray: If possible, an x-ray would be helpful to confirm or exclude a fracture. A physical exam will also shed light on the possibility of a ligament sprain, tendon strain, cartilage tear or contusion. For now, rest from weight-bearing, ice and a short course of anti-inflammatories can ease your discomfort. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner. I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg, as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more

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What kind of leg fracture does someone have if their fibula was protruding through the skin?

What kind of leg fracture does someone have if their fibula was protruding through the skin?

Compound frature: An open fracture, also called a compound fracture, is an injury that occurs when there is a break in the skin around a broken bone. ...Read more

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I've noticed that my son's fibula on both legs sticks out just below the knee, about half an inch. Is this normal? Is this why he walks flat footed?

I've noticed that my son's fibula on both legs sticks out just below the knee, about half an inch. Is this normal? Is this why he walks flat footed?

May be normal but: This may be normal skeletal development in young child but consider evaluation by pediatric orthopedic doctor which may include X-ray skeletal survey. ...Read more

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I study but the info never sticks in my head so what can I do?

I study but the info never sticks in my head so what can I do?

More sleep.: Try to get more sleep. Believe it or not this can improve your mental capacity and learning. ...Read more

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Hi. The right aide of my forehead sticks out more than the left. The back of my head is also flatter on the right side. Is there a way to fix this?

Hi. The right aide of my forehead sticks out more than the left. The back of my head is also flatter on the right side. Is there a way to fix this?

Irregular skull: Best to see a cranio facial surgery to obtain a cranial scan. Irregular shaped skulls or craniums can be corrected in a difficult operation. ...Read more

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Hi I have what I consider a really weird shaped head since it sticks out in the back a lot and looks elongated and kind of big. Is this possibly spaphocephaly?

Early fusion sutures: The term is scaphocephaly and is cause by premature closing of the sagittal sutures as a neonate. The head is elongated in anterior-posterior diameter and shorten in the biparietal diameter. Usually surgery is performed in infancy to allow for normal brain development. I would recommend you have an x-ray to confirm the diagnosis and additional studies performed (CT scan/MRI) should you want to pu ...Read more

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Why is the right side of my baby's head flat? He prefers to sleep on that side. The right side of his forehead sticks out a little too.

Why is the right side of my baby's head flat? He prefers to sleep on that side. The right side of his forehead sticks out a little too.

Water balloon: If you remember, a water balloon is always flat on side it lays on. A baby's skull has "floating" bones that push away from each other as they grow larger until they are ready to knit/fuse. This makes it like a water balloon because gravity treats it the same. Your doc needs to examine the baby. Position changes and therapy can help. The issue tends to fade when babies sit up more/sleep less. ...Read more

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Q: baby's ears sticks out a bit. What options are there to encourage her ears grow closer to head. She sleeps on her back and wakes up very read.

Q: baby's ears sticks out a bit. What options are there to encourage her ears grow closer to head. She sleeps on her back and wakes up very read.

2 unrelated problems: The lop ears or ear cartilage that "stick out" is most likely developmental and I do not think you can do anything about it. When your baby is older, say 6 or 7, that minor deformity can be surgically corrected by a plastic surgeon. The redness that occurs is independent of the ear anatomy. Consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a really hard lump on the top of my head right above my forehead its flat on each sides of it but sticks up pretty high what could this be? And

I have a really hard lump on the top of my head right above my forehead its flat on each sides of it but sticks up pretty high what could this be? And

For how long?: If all your life, it is probably a bony birth defect, not important.
If recent, and if tender, probably a cyst or possibly a pimple or abscess.
Try applying hot compress 3-4 times daily and see if it goes away. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve behind the knee cause the medial head of the gastrocnemius to stick out? The medial head sticks out in a straight line, very hard.

Can a pinched nerve behind the knee cause the medial head of the gastrocnemius to stick out? The medial head sticks out in a straight line, very hard.

Be systematic: Nerves generally don't get "pinched" in the popliteal fossa. In any case, a "pinched" nerve would likely cause weakness of a muscle, not hardness or spasm. Baker's cysts, which occur in the popliteal fossa, usually aren't hard like bone. Something that feels hard is likely to be bone. So maybe something bony deep to the muscle is pushing it backward/outward. See a doctor and have it examined. ...Read more

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5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference. Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more

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My bottom jaw sticks out to much, how can I get it fixed?

My bottom jaw sticks out to much, how can I get it fixed?

See your Dentist: Ask you dentist to refer you to an orthodontist (brace doctor). From there you may need a consultation from an oral surgeon if orthognathic surgery is necessary to go along with your orthodontic treatment. Get several opinions and go with the doctor that you feel most comfortable with. ...Read more

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The side indentations on my skull by my face feel uneven. Like the left one sticks out more then the right. Is that normal?

The side indentations on my skull by my face feel uneven. Like the left one sticks out more then the right. Is that normal?

Nobody is: Completely symmetrical. If the deformity is really extensive, consult with a plastic surgeon to see if anything can be done about it. If not, it probably is of no clinical concern. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back should I get it removed? It sticks out.

I have a mole on my back should I get it removed? It sticks out.

Have it checked: Have the lesion checked by your dermatologist. Sometimes a mole is removed it is bothersome or irritated by bra or clothing. Other times it can be removed if it is suspicious. See you dermatologist and discuss the options with them. ...Read more

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If a child sticks a foreign object up their nose, how long will it take for them to stop breathing and die if it is not removed?

If a child sticks a foreign object up their nose, how long will it take for them to stop breathing and die if it is not removed?

Doesn't happen: It can be up there for days and the kid will start smelling like they have terminal body odor. After it is pulled out, the trapped germs begin to disappear and the kid returns to normal. They often need a brief antibiotic course for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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What is the name for the sort of neanderlike condition where your forehead kind of sticks out, making you look more like a caveman?

What is the name for the sort of neanderlike condition where your forehead kind of sticks out, making you look more like a caveman?

Acromegaly: You may be referring to acromegaly which comes from overpriduction of a growth hormone from the pituitary gland. It coarsens and enlarges the features of the face (including the forehead/brow), hands and feet. This can be treated by a pcp or an endocrinologist so, get help as soon as reasonably possible. ...Read more

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Ok so the area around my temple on the left side sticks out way more then my right side it's like there's no indent on that side can this kill me what causes this is it normal?

Ok so the area around my temple on the left side sticks out way more then my right side it's like there's no indent on that side can this kill me what causes this is it normal?

Normal: There is no EXACT symmetry from one side of the body to the other. Right and left are not equal or mirror images of each other. If this dysmmetry increases see your doctor. ...Read more

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Jaw clicks painfully and sticks like that (basically, a minor case of lockjaw). What should I do?

Jaw clicks painfully and sticks like that (basically, a minor case of lockjaw). What should I do?

See your dentist: Sounds like you may have some displacement of the soft tissue internal jaw joint structures. You should consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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My lips are very white but not dry. I want my lips to be natural pink without putting lip balms or lip sticks. Please help me... what should I do?

My lips are very white but not dry. I want my lips to be natural pink without putting lip balms or lip sticks. Please help me... what should I do?

How long?: Have your lips always been "very white"? If so you may need to use lipstick. If they were pink and have become white, see your doctor, because you may have developed anemia or another internal issue. ...Read more

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18 yo f. Why's my jaw still growing out? I've stopped growing in height 4/5 years ago. Chin is getting pointier/sticks out more and sort of hurts?

18 yo f. Why's my jaw still growing out? I've stopped growing in height 4/5 years ago. Chin is getting pointier/sticks out more and sort of hurts?

Abnormal bone growth: After puberty, is is unsual for bones to continue to grow rapidly. Abnormal bone growth, eespecially when painful, can be a symptom of a hormonal or genetic problem, infection or tumor. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Had this mole my entire life, used to be slightly raised but now is considerably more raised. Hasn't gotten wider but just sticks out more. Normal?

Had this mole my entire life, used to be slightly raised but now is considerably more raised. Hasn't gotten wider but just sticks out more. Normal?

Not normal: This is a change in the mole. Probably need a biopsy. See a dermatologist. I hope this helps. If you do have more questions or other concerns kindly contact with me on my Virtual Practice at :
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What is that bone called that sticks out right above your eye?

What is that bone called that sticks out right above your eye?

Frontal bone: The frontal bone forms the upper wall of the eyesocket (orbit) and is above where the eyebrow is located. ...Read more

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My mther age 60 sufferng frm dry mouth. Aftr every hlf an hr she cmplains. Her mouth sticks.?

My mther age 60 sufferng frm dry mouth. Aftr every hlf an hr she cmplains. Her mouth sticks.?

Biotene: Try out biotene products. You can buy them at any drug store over the counter with the other dental products. This is only palliative and doesn't treat the cause. The source might be her salivary glands not working properly or could be a side effect from a medication she's taking. There are over 400 meds that can cause dry mouth. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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The base of my spine sticks out since loosing weight, the skin is sore and broken what can I do to avoid it keep happening?

The base of my spine sticks out since loosing weight, the skin is sore and broken what can I do to avoid it keep happening?

Pressure over bones: Our skin is made to take pressure, deeper tissues are not. When you lost weight, you also lost some of the deeper fatty protective tissue and now any pressure/friction /shearing directly pushes your skin into the spine causing injury. You need to protect this area by applying a good protective skin cream or simple dressings until healed. Reposition yourself frequently or use a cushion to the area. ...Read more