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Life Expectancy After Hip Fracture
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
3rd met. bone graft/ORIF for nonunion, 6 wks in vacocast, after 6 months moon boot, crutches. Will physio be needed- what sort, how long?
Generally, yes: However, It depends on the bone and the location of the fracture. Long bone fractures have better outcomes after osteotomy (rebreak and realignment) than fractures that extend into joint. At 6 years, even at your young age, if you had a fracture into a joint that healed irregularly, the joint may already have significant wear and tear (degenerative arthritis). See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
How long (roughly) does the pain last after orif ankle surgery (trimalleolar fracture)? A few weeks?
Weeks: The initial pain should improve within a few weeks but soreness and swelling may be present for several months.Keep pressure off of your foot/ankle and elevate when possible. Ice is usually helpful. ...Read more
10-16weeks: If there is no complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Long-term pain and swelling 5-years post-op orif for proximal humeral fracture. Pain on 180 deg rom. How to manage?
Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??
Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
Bone graft : Consolidation usually takes two months.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 2 cents: Typically at one year most patients report little or no pain with good function. Motion at this point is typically as much as you are going to expect. You should not have redness or swelling or feelings of instability as these can be signs of something awry. You can expect the occasional muscle ache as with a normal knee. If a early failure occurs it is usually seen in the first 2 years. ...Read more
About to have Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Severe Arthritis, several bone spurs, cysts. How much pain can I expect after, approx recovery time?
Depends: it is hard to say exactly because I am unsure why you are having the procedure exactly. there is literature to support arthroscopic debridement for shoulder arthrits and the results happened to be fairly promising with relatively quick recovery. however if you need a rotator cuff repair, for example, that may require prolonged recovery and immobilization ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most total ankle replacements require a shorter period of being non weight bearing than ankle fusions. The decision for which of these treatment options is best should not be based on the recovery time but rather factors such as age, size, functional demands, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
26 years ago, asis fracture.After recent pain recurrance MRI shows i need surgery to fix.Is it extensive surgery to fix?Is recovery long?
Depends: After years these avulsions r usually stable. If reconstruction is undertaken there a r many things 2 b considered. What's the distance it has 2 b moved, how large is the fragment they may encounter lots of scar & fibrous tissue & resection may increase the distance. How osteoporotic is the fragment, will it hold s screw/washer, will a circlage or tension band wire or will it cut out. Lot of ifs. ...Read more
Broke fibular while playing rugby (near ankle, spiral break). not displaced. in cast 1 week. how long to be out of cast? (no complication & healthy)
6-8 wks. No flannel.: Expect the immobilization process to take from 6-8 weeks, typically with the initial use of crutches . Of course, this varies from fracture to fracture. The method of immobilization may change as healing occurs. Intermittent x-rays, taken during healing, may permit the use of an ambulatory boot at sometime in the later stages of healing. Follow up therapy may also be necessary for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to protect collapse of talus dome. Diagnosed with avn 6 month post injury. Undisplaced verticle talus body fracture. No joint involved. Ptb brace?
Can you tear acl/ MCL if a knee cap dislocation, x3weeks later still can't bend knee past 45* I've dislocated b4 and can't remember recovery last4ever.?
Yes it's possible: You should see a sports medicine specialist whose expertise includes knee reconstruction; acl/mcl and patella dislocation are more commonly independent, but sometimes do occur from the same injury; your md will perform a thorough exam which often can diagnose the injury(ies), get x-rays to rule out fracture, likely order mri, recommend + oversee treatment; you might benefit from surgery. Good luc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3rd metatarsal stress fracture- nonunion after 21 weeks. Bone graft and ORIF. Success likely for this surgery? Complications?
Successful treatment: A non-union fracture needs to be fully understood for the best surgical outcome. It is helpful to know if this is a vascular or non vascular non-union as it can change the surgical approach. Overall the surgery is very successfull unless you are a smoker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much time talar dome take to collapse after diagnosed with pathy avn in talar dome 5 month post injury. Currently walking on PTB brace.
Long time: Treatment of avn of the talar dome can be very challenging both for you and your doctor. Reconstitution (new bone formation) under the talar dome can take 24-36 months. If the dome collapses then treatment options are limited. If you have questions don't hesitate to discuss your prognosis with your doctor. Good luck. ...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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