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Doctor insights on: If I Refuse Surgery For A Fractured Vertebrae Will It Heal On Its Own

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Is a women able to have a child with ankloysing after vertebrae fractures and surgery?

Is a women able to have a child with ankloysing after vertebrae fractures  and surgery?

Yes: Yes, you likely should not have any problem conceiving or having a child solely based on your spinal surgery/fracture, as vertebral fractures don't affect the shape/morphology of you pelvic inlet/outlet. However, you have to discuss this with a spine surgeon in your area. They may need to evaluate you, and then review your post-operative images and any residual symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a vertebral compression fracture, what other surgeries, other than balloon kyphoplasty, is there that could help relieve nerve compression?

I have a vertebral compression fracture, what other surgeries, other than balloon kyphoplasty, is there that could help relieve nerve compression?

Serious: Most compression fractures do not require a surgical intervention for associated nerve compression. If there is serious canal compromise, then a fusion performed either with a corpectomy or laminectomy would be recommended. Of course, there are cases where a kyphoplasty is combined with fusion/laminectomy depending on the best needs of the patient. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: If it is just a simple fracture and your eye is functioning normally, no surgery is needed. It will heal. If the fracture is severe i.e. Pushing your eyeball out/in and not moving eye well, or severe deformity etc...Then you need surgery etc...Otherwise, just observation and time...Maybe something for pain such as motrin/tylenol etc...Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Hey, my jaw got fractured in spent ember and the initial surgery of putting plates and screws in my jaw etc didn't heal properly after 10 weeks of?

What to do:: Why are you seeking advice on the internet from dentists who have not treated you and know nothing of your specific circumstances? I strongly recommend that you consult with the Oral Surgeon or other doctors treating you and if necessary get a second opinion from other well respected professionals in your area. ...Read more

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If I have a lisfranc fracture, do I need to have surgery or will things heal on their own?

If I have a lisfranc fracture, do I need to have surgery or will things heal on their own?

Usually surgery: Most lisfranc injuries require surgery, as this can be an unstable midfoot injury which can lead to chronic midfoot pain and arthritis. If the fracture is in normal alignment, you may be able to treat this with a cast, but if there is any degree of displacement (which there usually is) then fixation is preferable to help prevent long term midfoot problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible to heal a tibial sesamoid fracture without surgery?

It is possible: Though because the blood supply to this all bone is very fragile, extreme care with this injury should be undertaken.....I.E crutches over walking......Etc etc. ...Read more

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Why wont my hand fracture heal without surgery?

Why wont my hand fracture heal without surgery?

It can: Typically with hand fractures the question is no will it heal but in what position will it heal in. If the fracture is not in a good position your hand function will be compromised. ...Read more

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What is the usual time span for a misplaced fractured sacrum to heal my surgeon has not mentioned surgery if it is misplaced how can it heal.

2-3 months: Tghere are many different types of fractures of the sacrum some require surgery and some do not . Fractures of the sacrum that are directly in line with the weight bearing portion of uor sacrum may require surgery but id=f they are displaced but stable they only require altered weight bearing (crutches) ct scan helps determine which is which along with the mechanism of injury (high or low energy. ...Read more

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Could multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more

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For how long does orbital fracture surgery take to heal?

Rapidly: The facial area is well vascularized and a good blood supply enhances healing. Facial fractures, even which requiring surgical assistance heal rapidly, generally over a period of 1-3 weeks. There can be some minor symptoms which last several months related to re-organization of the disrupted nervous system in the injured area. ...Read more

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Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Unlikely: While a single fracture that has not moved (nondisplaced) can heal with out surgery, the more fractures present the more likely that surgery will be needed to stabilize the bone. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old male and i fractured the cartilage disc on my sc joint on new years. Surgery was not recommended and the injury seemed to heal fi?

I'm a 19 year old  male and i fractured   the cartilage disc on my sc joint on new years. Surgery was not recommended and the injury seemed to heal fi?

Sc joint: Most sternoclavicular injuries are treat without surgery. If you are doing well now without symptoms 3 mth after injury i would advance activity as tolerated. ...Read more

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How long does it take the bone fractures to fully heal after bypass surgery?

How long does it take the bone fractures to fully heal after bypass surgery?

2 months: If you are referring to the sternotomy incision, that bone should be healed and you should be ok resuming full activity after 2 months. If you are having any discomfort after that time you need to see your doctor to make sure that you are healing, and that there are no complications. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a spiral fracture on the tibia to heal without surgery?

It depends: On the age of the patient, young patient heal faster 6-8 weeks, older patient it take up to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to heal?

How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to heal?

About 6 wks: If the wrist is pinned, it will be fairly strong after surgery, but in most cases one will not want to use it a lot for about 6 weeks. It can be different from surgery to surgery, however, and the orthopedic surgeon doing the surgery can provide the best advice. In most cases, physical therapy will be prescribed to speed and improve recovery. ...Read more

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