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If I Refuse Surgery For A Fractured Vertebrae Will It Heal On Its Own
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
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
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
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...
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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
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
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
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
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
Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more
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
Black eye: Depends on extent of fracture and complications if any. ...Read more
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?
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
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
See below: Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
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
6-8 weeks: Bone in a healthy person normally takes 6-8 weeks to heel. Having said that, trimalleolar fractures have the potential of being very debilitating. Along with the broken bones, you probably damaged the soft tissue between the 2 leg bones called the syndesmosis. Soft tissue can take up to 3 months to heel. Given the possible instability of this injury, surgery is sometimes the best option. ...Read more
Non-union of 3rd met stress fracture (20 weeks), told surgery needed. Might not be for 3 weeks- any chance it could heal by itself in that time?
How long does it take for a radial head fracture to heal after surgery? Had surgery on January & still get pains
I broke my upper arm near to my elbow 24 days ago its a big fracture so I had a surgery and got 2 plates in. So how long does it take to heal.?
How long does it take for an acetabular fracture to heal. Had surgery in Feb. Was non weight bearing for three months. I'm starting to give up on life?
Depends: It depends on the location and the severity. Followup radiological testing should help guide your healing. ...Read more
Not enough info: In general, your surgeon will perform surgery to ensure proper healing in circumstances where treating the fracture in a cast would result in a less favorable outcome. Getting the bone to heal is only one part of getting your hand to heal fully. There are other factors, such as the severity and location of the injury, as well as therapy, when needed that determine your final outcome. ...Read more
Will rib fractures secondary to cushings disease heal after the cushings is cured (pituitary tumor surgery)?
Yes: The rib fractures will heal over time, Cushing disease not withstanding. ...Read more
Do u need surgery if one of your metacarpals doesn't heal from a hairline fracture or sprain after 1 1/2 months if it still is not getting better?
Mom fractured ankle:her fibula and tibia. She is 64 and had surgery. At her age, will she be able to heal back to normal and be able to walk like before?
I was diagnosed with a fractured thyroid cartlidge and a fractured hyroid in my throat back oct. How long does it take to heal and what about surgery?
Thyroid cartilage fx: If you have not been operated on by now, it probably would not work this far out. I presume an ear nose and throat doctor scoped you and determined that there were no laryngeal injuries. If so, there would have been an offer for surgery. If the fracture of the cartilage is non displaced, you do not have to fix it. Hyoid bone fractures are not repaired unless there is crepitus (sounds) with swallow. ...Read more
I had a distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Transverse n comminuted. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Bones r weak. How long it'll take to heal?
Should be healed by: Now. Weakness is from being immobilized to allow the bone to heal by non wt bearing. Once your orthopod deems the fx healed, he'll start a supervised p therapy, to increase: strength of muscles & range of motion in your ankle/foot. This can take about 3-4 months, depending on the severity of the injury, result of the surgery, pain control, etc, and how motivated a pt. Is in improving himself. ...Read more
I have ligament damage due to an untreated ankle fracture the bones have healed, will the ligaments heal or do I need surgery?
8mm of gap in femur, grafting surgery done from anterior spine on 26.6.14, 8 month old fracture. HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE TO HEAL? Estimation please?
Varies: It varies tremendously. It sounds like you have a delayed or nonunion of your femur fracture. Bone grafting (as you had), dynamics ruin, and use of a bone stimulator are all attempts to get this to heal. Make sure you are not using nicotine or NSAIDs, both of which delay healing. Best case scenario- heals in 8-12 weeks, worst case- still does not heal and needs more surgery. ...Read more
Have a acromioclavicular fracture no surgery has been 6 mounths and still numbness and tingling pain mainly when sleeping is it ever going to heal?
Surgery? Should this be properly aligned. Broken fibula 2 places! Broken fibula, mid lower section top break, still in alignment but fracture. Lower break separated and off to the side not in alignment but. Back of heal and ankle burning. I have a splint
Without seeing the images, it is difficult to know how much of the fibula is broken and how displaced it really is. The symptoms you're having sound like part of the peroneal nerve is irritated--either from swelling or from the fracture. Most of these injuries are stretch or bruising injuries, called neurapraxias, that resolve with time, usually about 3 months. Occasionally, a nerve can be severed, but usually there is muscle weakness to show the more severe injury.
In principle, fractures of the fibular shaft are left to heal without surgery. We can remove a large portion of the fibula as bone graft without significant adverse effects, so we know the mid-portion of the fibula does not provide structural stability. The closer to the knee, however, the more likely to affect the common peroneal nerve and the closer to the ankle, the more likely the fracture will affect ankle stability.
There are key ligaments that stabilize the ankle in the area known as the syndesmosis. These ligaments can take longer to heal than a fracture or lower ankle injury.
Talk to your treating physician about the location of the fractures relative to the important structures. ...Read more
I have a displaced talus fracture, treated with orif surgery. Is there anything I can do to prevent avascular necrosis while ankle heals?
Follow post op: Instructions. I would imagine the surgeon performing your orif would of discussed this possibility with you. Make sure you don't walk on the foot earlier than ou are supposed to etc. If your a smoker make sure you don't smoke. ...Read more
Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery?
Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the degree if displacement. Most clavicle fractures do well with nonoperative care, and most are in the middle third of the clavicle. But the one type we do have to fix sometimes is badly displaced lateral clavicle fractures that involves the AC joint. I would discuss with your md ...Read more
How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.
The sentence 4 a fx-: -as U describe R served concurrently. U will B in a cast which should B long leg. I am assuming the compression fx it in the tibia, not the femur if it's below the knee. Young health kid like U, U should B out in 7-8 weeks & ready to play again in another 3-5. Need 2 get motion back & especially strength. ...Read more
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