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Doctor insights on: I Fractured My Greater Tuberosity How Long Does It Take To Heal

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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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How long will greater tuberosity fracture from fall on shoulder and scapular thoracic dyskinesis take to, heal, im 28f healthy?

How long will greater tuberosity fracture from fall on shoulder and scapular thoracic dyskinesis take to, heal, im 28f healthy?

6-12 weeks: Bony healing of the greater tuberosity should take 6-12 weeks. Scapulothoracic dyskinesis may take longer: you will need to rebuild muscle, relearn proper body mechanics and correct muscle imbalances, restore proper posture, etc. Put in the effort and therapy now and it will pay off later. ...Read more

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How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?

How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?

Speeding bone healin: Getting bones to heal quickly is difficult and the person who figures this out will win a nobel prize, in the meantime, maintaining alignment of the fracture segments is the single most important factor in healing properly and quickly. Some surgeons advocate the use of electrical bone stimulation. Growth factors are not routinely used for primary uncomplicated fractures. ...Read more

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It has been 16 weeks since i broke my upper humerous- avulsion fracture of the greater tuberosity, I am still experiencing pain what's going on?

It has been 16 weeks since i broke my upper humerous- avulsion fracture of the greater tuberosity, I am still experiencing pain what's going on?

See your doctor: Several possibilities. It's possible that it has not healed it that it has healed in a position that causes shoulder impingement. Your orthopedic surgeon can evaluate this with an exam and x-rays. Mri might be helpful if x-rays look ok. ...Read more

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There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. It is near joint. Bit I am feeling severe pain in sacpulas.

The traveler: Sounds like referred pain is the culprit, nerves from the effected site send pain to other areas, rather common occurrence. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. Doctor advised me to wear sling for 3 weeks. Can i put off sling while bath.

There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. Doctor advised me to wear sling for 3 weeks. Can i put off sling while bath.

Yes: But put it back on when you are done. Be careful not to displace the fracture which can happen if you are out of your sling actively moving your arm. ...Read more

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I have had surgery for a fracture of proximal humerus greater tuberosity with rotator cuff repairs two weeks ago . When will i get back use of my arm?

I have had surgery for a fracture of proximal humerus greater tuberosity with rotator cuff repairs two weeks ago . When will i get back use of my arm?

6 months: Usually begin passive motion early (within a month). Active motion at 4-6 wks so you don't pull against the repair early on. Strengthening at 8-12 wks depending upon healing. Full recovery 6-12 mos. ...Read more

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The MRI read: greater tuberosity avulsion fracture involving the supraspinatus and infraspinatus distraction of fragments 1.4cm from normal insertion?

Needs treatment: This must be trauma related. This should be reviewed by an orthopedic surgeon, depending on the displacement may require treatment including surgery. ...Read more

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