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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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How much time does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

How much time does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

Time: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

Help please? How long does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

Compression fracture: Typically in patients your age, 4-8 weeks. Medication, bracing, and time. Other options include vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a lumbar compression fracture from a lumbar compression deformity?

What distinguishes a lumbar compression fracture from a lumbar compression deformity?

The same: Lumbar compression deformity describes the appearance of a compression fracture on an imaging study. ...Read more

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Compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae. How would this be fixed?

Compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae. How would this be fixed?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. It usually takes 3 months to heal. Some fractures require surgical stabilization. In the elderly, if conservative measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Help please? How much force does it take to cause a compression fracture in a healthy lumbar vertebra?

Help please? How much force does it take to cause a compression fracture in a healthy lumbar vertebra?

Fall or MVA: Usually a fall from 8-10 feet landing on feet or buttocks or MVA at 35 mph causing forward flexing. These figures depend on height and weight ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae?

What is the best treatment for a compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a compression fracture of the 5th lumbar spine?

What is the treatment for a compression fracture of the 5th lumbar spine?

Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Aged 80.he has compression fracture at D12.AND lumbar spondylosis. Now he is taking bed rest for past 15 days. How much time required complete recovery?

Aged 80.he has compression fracture at D12.AND lumbar spondylosis. Now he is taking bed rest for past 15 days. How much time required complete recovery?

Compression fracture: Most compression fractures heal in 4-8 weeks. Time, medication, and bracing can all help. Miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) spray can help heal and help pain. If any neurologic signs, he should see pcp. Procedures like vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty can offer significant relief as well. ...Read more

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What's a typical healing time for a lower back vertebrae compression fracture?

What's a typical healing time for a lower back vertebrae compression fracture?

6-8 weeks: In general, the vertebral bodies should show significant healing in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I had a T6 compression fracture a year ago, it healed but now im getting really bad lower back pain as well as pain where it broke, are these related?

I had a T6 compression fracture a year ago, it healed but now im getting really bad lower back pain as well as pain where it broke, are these related?

Expected: These fractures tend to heal in a collapsed or kyphotic position. Studies have shown advantages to kyphoplasty procedure to restore the posture and position of the vertebral body. I promote the procedure early because once it "heals" it will not be amenable to surgery and you're stuck with that position. Long term you're left with exactly what you're complaining about. Also risk of other fractures ...Read more

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6 months ago I fell down some stairs. The caused pain in my lower back. I thought it was just sore muscles. Turns out I have a compression fracture of my L1. The pain persists. Is surgery still an option?

6 months ago I fell down some stairs. The caused pain in my lower back. I thought it was just sore muscles. Turns out I have a compression fracture of my L1. The pain persists. Is surgery still an option?

Compression fracture: Stable compression fractures of L1dont need surgery surgery is indicated unstable compression fractures greater than 50%loss of anterior height or greater than15% degrees kyphosis or wedging progressive deformity is another indication your pain could still be from muscle stable compression fractures heal in 3 months persistent pain may indicate an unstable fracture pattern or soft tissue injury ...Read more

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How do I know of I have a compression fracture? Had a minor injury weightlifting to low back/tail and just showed slight narrowing of one disc space o

Probably don't: Unless you have suffered a significant trauma, a compression fracture in your age group is uncommon. It can be diagnosed with diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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L5 compression fracture that no one will help me. My systomps are getting worse and the doctors area jus seem to laugh at me plz help?

Unusual: At your age.
Fall? Jumping?
If not very much it may heal and stabilize.
If substantial or with spinal compression, intervention may be required.
There are spine specialists most places. ...Read more

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Hi dr. Here is my question one of my patient had retrolisthesis at L3 and L4. And there is compression fracture at l4.What can I do for her?

Hi dr. Here is my question one of my patient had retrolisthesis at L3 and L4. And there is compression fracture at l4.What can I do for her?

More info: It is important to interpret results in the proper context of clinical presentation. Since you have not given any details about your patient, s clinical history and exam, it is not appropriate to comment on the best management. ...Read more

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I have back pain from a t12 compression fracture and it was six months ago. How long before it heals?

Other: It should have healed if it were going to. It might need consideration for further progression or need for treatment. A minimally invasive outpatient kyphoplasty is sometimes necessary for treatment, if conservative treatment fails. Rarely more severe reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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Compression fracture of my t12 when I was 15. Its healed but I still have terrible back pain 11 years later and gets really bad. What would cause this?

Compression fracture of my t12 when I was 15. Its healed but I still have terrible back pain 11 years later and gets really bad. What would cause this?

Spine specialist: Seek out a physiatrist with fellowship interventional spine training (or other spine specialist) that can evaluate you.

You have to see if the pain is actually at the t12 level or if it's higher or lower. The facet joints behind where the bone is compressed get added compressive forces after a significant vertebral body fracture. Or, this may be simply myofascial pain. ...Read more

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I have a T12 compression fracture with a piece of bone "hanging out." It has been one and 1/2 months since the injury. Is it too early to start PT?

I have a T12 compression fracture with a piece of bone "hanging out." It has been one and 1/2 months since the injury. Is it too early to start PT?

Compression fracture: A compression fracture in the thoracic or lumbar spine will generally heal in 6-8 weeks but can take longer. If a patient of mine is not having much pain at six weeks I would consider letting her begin outpatient Physical Therapy. If she were tender in the area of the fracture or having pain with bending or twisting then I would wait another month or so!! ...Read more

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What should you do if you have a compression fracture in your back?

Brace.: Compression fractures are common in the older, more osteoporotic patients. For younger patients, it can be associated with a significant fall. Usually it can be managed by a brace.

But for some patients, with severe pain, cementing of the fractured bone (vertebroplasty) can have immediate pain relief. Ask your physician about the riskts. ...Read more

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Can a compression fracture lead other back pain?

Can a compression fracture lead other back pain?

Yes: Compression fracture of the fourth lumbar vertebra post falling from a height.
This fracture could lead to back pain acute and chronic.










A compression fracture is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or due to a weakening of. ...Read more

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I have a compression fracture in my back. What are some treatments for this?

I have a compression fracture in my back. What are some treatments for this?

Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more