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Heal Neck Fracture
3+ months: Fractures of c1 and C2 range from very mild fractures to severe fractures that place the spinal cord at risk. Some need a simple collar, some a halo, and others a surgery. Depending on the specific fracture and how it is treated, it can take 3-6 months to be completely healed. All c1 and C2 fractures should be seen by a spine surgeon to make sure they heal properly to protect your spinal cord. ...Read more
-can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable, & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from ...Read more
Radiologic: Diagnosis of neck fracture starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as ct, mri, bone scan, pet scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved. ...Read more
A neck fracture will: Cause restrictions of activities until healed and may or may not lead to physical impairments based on how it heals and whether there was any permanent neurologic injury that may or may not lead to a disability. ...Read more
Varies on age. ..: This varies in terms of patient age, type of fracture, method of treatment, underlying issues like smoking as well as several metabolic diseases and if more than one level ---on average in an adult 12 to 16 weeks. But this does not mean full release to all activities or sports. ...Read more
A neck fracture-: -can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable, & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from height. All need eval ...Read more
Neck fracture: The symptoms can range from localized pain to quadriplegia. It depends on the fracture and if it affects the spinal cord. Sometimes a person may get some pain radiating from the point of injury. If there is spinal cord damage the injury may be incomplete or complete. ...Read more
Need thorough: Physical exam and history. A neck fracture can be so many different things, from a mild frx in a spinous process to a spinal cord threatening injury. It depends on too much to be able to say with just a neck fracture. Other things matter too, level, type of trauma, patients age, etc. ...Read more
Neck fracture: It all depends. If there was no nerve or spinal cord injury from the fracture then any aftermath is very unlikely. However, if there has been compression of a vertebra as a result of the fracture and it is not properly braced (or occasionally operated) there may be deformity or other consequences. ...Read more
Below the ball porti: The upper arm is the humerus bone and at the top is shaped like a ball sitting on a tube, where the tube flares and the ball starts is the sub capital humeral neck-a common area for fracture. ...Read more
Possibly: Cervical spine fractures can cause spinal cord damage which can cause paralysis. However most cervical spine fractures do not cause any neurological deficits. It is important to be evaluated by a spine surgeon to see if anything needs to be done. Some fractures are left alone, others braced in a collar and still others are unstable and require surgery with or without decompression. ...Read more
PT: Is a good start and they can give you a home program. ...Read more
Reconstruction: Depends on complication. If you are under age of 55 and you developed deformity or the fracture did not heal it is not unreasonable to reposition the proximal femur and the fracture orientation through a surgery called an osteotomy. In other cases a hip replacement is a possibility. In the younger population an effort to preserve the hip should be made. ...Read more
What should my friend expect to deal with after her halo brace (from a neck fracture) is removed?
See below: Hopefully she had this conversation with her neurosurgeon. ...Read more
What are the possibilities that happen if I cannot undergo surgery.....femural neck fracture six years ago?
Poor healing: Depending on the site, extent of the fracture and the presence and extent of displacement. Pain may be present with movement and ambulation may be impaired. ...Read more
Exactly what is the time to check avn after talus neck fracture? No avn found in undisplaced talus neck fracture after 10 week post injury.
3 months post injury: Generally avn can occur at 3 months post-injury later out for talar fractures. However, for talar neck fractures, it is more concerning for displaced fractures. If your fracture is nondisplaced, you are at less risk. ...Read more
Wards triangle: The weak spot of the femur is in the femoral neck called wards triangle osteoporosis weakens bone patient falls broke energy absorbed exceeds strength of bone fails in tension fractur propagates along vectors of force applied through weakest bone fracture displaces and disrupts blood supply to femoral head no blood no healing dead head bone collapse arthritis forcedcrecumbancy pe blood clot pe dea. ...Read more
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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
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
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