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Is It Easy To Miss A Compression Fx On An Xray
Had a CT scan on wrist showed no fracture. But could it miss a avalsion fracture. Which is basically a chipped bone, what to do?
See hand specialist: Ct scan is very good at identifying certain fractures in the wrist, depending on how fine the cuts are. A small chipped bone is not of much concern unless it is associated with a ligament injury. A hand specialist is the best person to evaluate you for a ligament injury. Sometimes additional tests - MRI and/or arthrogram - are necessary, and some injuries benefit from early surgcial intervention. ...Read more
Possibly: Although the body's ability to heal & remodel a broken bone is amazing (especially in an infant) evidence of an old fracture may show on radiograph (x-ray) especially if the fracture fragments are not in perfect alignment. Thus the bone should be x-rayed, aligned, & cast/braced by orthopedic surgeon to prevent deformity or decreased function. ...Read more
I would not advice: The fracture may be treated with a short leg cast or a removable brace. Usually, you need to avoid putting weight on your leg for approximately 6 weeks. You will need to see your physician regularly for repeat x-rays to make sure the fracture does not change in position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to see an occipital skull fracture on an MRI? If so at what level is it best to view it at? Thanks
When would a stress fracture show up on an x-ray? If nothing in 6 weeks coukd it be tendons more than a toe stress fracture?
Once the injury : Occurs a fracture can be seen. If it is a stress fracture it may be hard to see it or the fracture line so small. As the bone shows signs of healing that is when one would see radiographic changes. Typically if suspected serial views would be taken and comparisons of films made. If the patient has pain i would treat it. Could consider an MRI as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure is: Fractures in the hand can be subtle. Generally 3 views of the hand are needed to accurately assess the presence or absence of a fracture. Some fractures that are not displaced might only become apparent on xray after 7-10 days. Features of hand fractures include swelling, deformity, and point tenderness. If a question exists, see a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hav a bimalleolar ankle fracture on just twisting my ankle is it accidental or pathological? which test could b done to investigate?
Depends: Most bimalleolar ankle fractures due occur as a result of a twisting mechanism. It is precerts rare that they are pathological. The X-rays go a long way in determining if it was a break through normal or abnormal bone. If there is any question, then a biopsy while you are having surgery can be the definitive answer. ...Read more
Is it possible for a c-spine lesion to show up on a non-contrast t-spine MRI (in the initial focus view), or is it always going to be an artifact?
Possible..: The T-spine MRI may show the lower C-spine components which are adjacent to the upper T-spine vertebra, so even though this could be an artifact it is not because of the location but rather because of the technique or the image itself. If it needs definition and confirmation a C-spine MRI should be done. ...Read more
Is 12 weeks on crutches long enough for a heel stress fracture to heal? It still hurts to walk on it. The MRI showed a stress fracture in heel along with bone edema. Help.
Yes: 6-8 wks is all that is typically required for a stree fracture to heal. Most likely the bone is healed but the plantar fascia has tightened up due to non weightbearing and is now becoming inflamed. However if the bone has not healed you may have osteopenia, calcium or vitamin d deficiency. You should see your podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If an infant of 4 weeks had sustained a spiral fracture to the arm, would it be visible on an x-ray?
Should be: A proper xr should pick this up. ...Read more
What to do if i found out that my foot (navicular) fracture was an avulsion fracture and would like to know: - is it as serious as a normal fracture?
I have an ankle fracture, the X-ray says "avulsion fracture" . I'm a young athlete. How long to be able to walk on it?
6 to 8: Weeks is average.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed for an avulsion fracture proximal tibia....is it possible to cast it rather than wearing a brace?
Brace works.: Brace works good.Get a more detailed answer ›
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