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Is There An Aftermath Of Neck Fracture
Neck fracture: It all depends. If there was no nerve or spinal cord injury from the fracture then any aftermath is very unlikely. However, if there has been compression of a vertebra as a result of the fracture and it is not properly braced (or occasionally operated) there may be deformity or other consequences. ...Read more
-can vary from relatively minor 2 serious. A clay shoveler's Fx is avulsion of the tip of a spinous process, painful not Sirius. CS body Fx can be a compression but not unstable , & a CS Fx that includes the posterior elements can B very unstable & srius. There R many in between theses extremes. The more severe R traumatic injuries, usually high energy as MVA's, or fall from ...Read more
Type of hernia: A hernia is an out-pouching of a cavity lining, most commonly the abdominal cavity through a weakeness in the abdominal wall/fascia called a defect. The end result is passage of abdominal contents or organs through the defect. Hernias progress from reducible (contents moving in/out) to incarcerated (contents stuck in defect) to strangulated (compromised blood supply) & possible organ rupture/death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fractured the surgical neck of left humerus. There is also possible nerve damage. What is a reasonable recovery time. Fracture considered moderate.
Union of humeral: Fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks ; full recovery may take up to a year.Best wishes on ur rehab! http://www.humpalphysicaltherapy.com/mobile/injuries-conditions/shoulder/shoulder-issues/adult-humerus-fractures/a~3268/article.html. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/fractured-humerus.html. ...Read more
Wards triangle: The weak spot of the femur is in the femoral neck called wards triangle osteoporosis weakens bone patient falls broke energy absorbed exceeds strength of bone fails in tension fractur propagates along vectors of force applied through weakest bone fracture displaces and disrupts blood supply to femoral head no blood no healing dead head bone collapse arthritis forcedcrecumbancy pe blood clot pe dea. ...Read more
I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?
Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more
Surgery: In a young person with a femoral neck fracture the fracture should be fixed with screws in an anatomical position. This can be done in some circumstances through small incisions but a large formal incision may be required to get the fracture aligned in perfect position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?
Severity depends: Entirely on location, displacement, joint involvement, bones fractured, compound or closed, and involvement of adjacent blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissue. I don't think it is critical in the sense that you probably will not die from it, but any fracture could be serious. In the lower extremity, amputation is always possible. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?
Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner . I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg ,as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more
What is the mechanism of injury for a jones fracture, what is a donut as the term used regarding an injury.
Dancer’s fracture: Sir robert jones was the first to describe the jones fracture in 1902. He said that he incurred the injury while dancing. In fact, the jones fracture is also known as a dancer’s fracture, since many people incur this injury while participating in activities such as dancing. ...Read more
What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?
Small left curve: Mild levoscoliosis means that it is a small curve that should have no consequensces for someone who is skeletally mature (any adult). For children, small curves are usually observed to see if they progress. Once someone is skeletally mature, curves at 30 degrees or smaller are thought to be stable. ...Read more
Avulsion fracture: Ligaments provide stability to joints. When there is an injury to a joint, the ligaments can be sprained or completely torn. The ligaments run from one bone to another. When an injury occurs they may be torn, or one end may separate off of a bone. Sometimes rather then separate off of the bone, the ligament takes a piece of the bone with it. This is an avulsion fracture. ...Read more
In the event of a thyroid cartilage fracture with no displacement and no other damage, what is the usual treatment? Is there any need for surgery?
Its a minor surgery: Vertebroplasty is typically an outpatient surgery that is done with conscious sedation and local anesthetic. The procedure takes about 30 minutes. The complication rate is very low. There is typically minimal blood loss. Otherwise healthy patients can usually go home about an hour after the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the embolism risk from bone injury? How long is a person at risk of an embolism as the result of a traumatic bone injury?
Bone embolism: Fat embolism syndrome is a problem usually reserved for major multitrauma involving the long bones (femur and tibia). The big problems are usually in the first week or so. Blood clots from not using your legs after surgery can persist longer and the blood clots can go to your lungs - embolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean. From a shoulder/lefft upper amr xray. There is evidence of acute fracture or focal destructive process.
Fracture or Tumor: Did you suffer trauma that would have caused a fracture? If not, there's obviously something else going on "focal destructive proces"s. How old are you? If over 50, there may be some osteoporosis--but that is enerallized--not a "focal destructive process." Who ordered the X-Ray? Have you followed up with him/her? ...Read more
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
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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