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What is the treatment for heel fracture?

What is the treatment for heel fracture?

See specialist: Depending on the fracture pattern (determined with x-rays and often ct scan, a hell (calcaneus) fracture may do well treated without surgery or may be better treated surgically. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist or orthopaedic traumatologist with an interest in these injuries for evaluation. The "learning curve" for surgical treatment of these injuries is at least 50. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What is the definition or description of: Heel fracture?

What is the definition or description of: Heel fracture?

Any type of Fx of-: -the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & landing on Ur feet. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a heel fracture, heel spur?

How do you know if you have a heel fracture, heel spur?

Go to the : Podiatrist and have an examnation with an x-ray taken. That's the surest way to find out. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture - or need an x-ray?

How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture - or need an x-ray?

X-ray : We can examine a patient and based on history and physical have suspicion for a fracture, but we really confirm on x-ray. There are times when a fracture may not be obvious and require advanced imaging. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture instead of plain heel pain?

How can you tell if you've got a heel fracture instead of plain heel pain?

X-ray: Only way to be sure is x-ray. Depending on history and exam, doctor will order to differentiate between soft tissue and bone as pain source. Common cause of non-traumatic pain is plantar fasciitis, which can be make pretty awful first few steps of the morning. ...Read more

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What can be signs of a heel fracture?

Heel fracture: Calcaneal fractures vary with intra-extraarticular, displaced vs not. More painful if more soft tissue involvement. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid heel fracture?

Nothing: A true heel fracture (calcaneal fracture) is relatively rare, in terms of overall foot/ankle fractures. Most commonly, they occur after a fall from height (ladder, or jumping from height of 5-6') or car accident. Is this the type of injury you meant? They are quite painful and very serious injuries which should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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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


Dr. John Krause
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Heel Fracture (Definition)

-the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & ...Read more