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How Is Supination Made Difficult With A Radius Fracture Near The Wrist
Supination rotation: of the forearm to place the palm up often is diminished even with simple fractures that are casted because when one sits in a cast they tend to hold the forearm pronated when elevating, and for fractures that typically displace, slight pronation and flexion is the preferred casted position. Therapy is the first line of rx., encouraging motion , and doing exercises often helps to start ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?
Isolated : Isolated cysts in the carpal bones are typically benign, but you don't give any detail as to size or number etc... Having said that if there are symptoms associated there should be a work that may include ct scan and/or an mri. The fact that you're wearing a splint suggests that you do have some symptoms. The cysts may be related to the pain or they might be so-called "red herrings" , that is misleading i.e. There may be some other cause of the pain. Bottom line you should be evaluated further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In the case of a spiral humeral fracture in a sarmiento brace, when is appropriate to stop using cuff sling and allow free movement of forearm?
Sticky: The fracture typically becomes 'sticky' after 10-14 days depending on the health status of the individual (takes longer if you smoke or are unhealthy). You should come out of the sling for ROM exercises as soon as you can comfortably. Fracture typically heals quickly and without future consequences. ...Read more
I have a wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist. Can i insist that bone not be taken from my hip to fix it? Surgery was recommended by an orthopedic doctor to repair a non-union wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist
No: Depends on the fracture and how much bone is needed. One study showed bone grafting from distal radius had lower healing rates than graft from the hip. But in some selected cases (but not all) percutaneous fixation can be used with or without bone graft. Ask your surgeon what is best in you. See : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14652390 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1660141. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A 4th Metacarpal neck fracture, With a Knot in palm. How do I correct Mild Apex Dorsal Angulation after the bone has healed? Options? Costs?
1's is it interferes: with function of the hand or a constant pain generator, the only way is to do an osteotomy (cut the bone) an reposition it. The cost varies, who does it & where. All U have 2 do is call the institution and ask for a price. Including hospital charge anesthesia charge as well as surgeons charge & Radiology charges. This will give U a ballpark idea. It can B more or less depending on the hardware usd ...Read more
My 14 yo son just fractured his wrist. It's a closed fracture of the distal radius. Will the cast be a short cast? Or cover the whole arm?
Wrist fracture: This depends on the severity and stability of the fracture. If it is a displaced, unstable type fracture that requires a reduction (manipulation to straighten the bone), a long arm cast (above elbow to knuckles) is typically used for immobilization. If the fracture is non-displaced and stable, a short arm cast (below elbow to knuckles) is often acceptable. ...Read more
How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx." this is exactly what happ
If : If this has just happened (like in the last week) you should see a hand surgeon. If your finger already twists when you bend it, it will heal in this position unless reduced. Spiral fractures can often be treated with wires (temporary) after reduction or sometimes with plates and/or screws. See a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dislocated both radial and ulna bone at the elbow joint. Doc is put me in a cast for 2 weeks. Does that timeframe seem normal for an elbow dislocation?
How long would recovery be from, having your bone broken, putting an extra bit of bone in and plating it, to fix a 8mm length difference in ulna?
Well: anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months depending on circumstances ...Read more
Born with a partial elbow, left arm 1/2 length of right due to short humorous which is fused with ulna. Artificial elbow an option?
Probably not.: Elbow replacements remain a poor option and i doubt much value in your situation, . ...Read more
Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?
I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will i be able to not prop my leg up for circula
It depends: Many tibial plateau fractures can be treated non operatively. Casting is not typical but often times a brace is used. Surgery is often needed for depressed and displaced tibial plateau fractures. Usually both a CT scan and x-rays are both needed to fully evaluate the fracture pattern. ...Read more
How long does a very small non displaced avulsion fracture at the inferomedial aspect of the patella take to heal?
Fracture: Typically 6-8 weeks but lots of variables. ...Read more
With a ?Plaster orthopedic cast for a fibula fracture, is it normal for the front part? Of the ankle to ?Hurt?
No: Casts should not cause pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is a left colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present? If my wrist is broke, why does my elbow look broken too?
Have it checked: At times one can have fractures of your wrist as well as your elbow. So if you are concerned make sure to tell you orthopaedic surgeon. X-ray of your elbow will then be needed to rule out any fractures/dislocations there. Colles fracture is a type of distal radius (wrist fracture) -- the name is based on the direction of the distal fracture fragment displacement. ...Read more
I am wearing a cast for complete breaks of ulna\radius. Is it possible to displace the alignment of the bones while wearing a cast?
Yes, absolutely : A cast provides some protection and stability to a reduced fracture, but the bones can still displace - especially in the first 2-3 weeks. Plates and screws are better at stabilizing the fracture. Things that you can do: follow your doctor's restrictions regarding use of the arm (no lifting, etc), follow up regularly for x-ray, keep the cast clean and dry, change your cast if it become loose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a large tear in the elbow tendon need to be surgically repaired or casted. Arthritis has now set it and a bone spur has appeared on the epicondyle?
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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