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How do most midfoot fractures occur?

How do most midfoot fractures occur?

Midfoot fractures: Depending on the location, a midfoot fracture can occur with forces ranging from minor to major. Dancing, ankle inversion injuries, motor vehicle accident, falls from heights & horses and sports can all cause midfoot fractures/dislocations. Treatment of these injuries depends on the type and severity. Surgery is sometimes required. You doctor must evaluate your injury & determine the treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Best way to treat midfoot fracture?

Best way to treat midfoot fracture?

Immobilization: Depends on so many things. Depends on which bone and if there is a joint involved and if there is any displacement of the the fracture pieces. At least it I immobilization for 4-6 weeks in a cast or cam boot and possibly non weight bearing and maybe even surgery. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of not healing a midfoot fracture?

What are the consequences of not healing a midfoot fracture?

Depends: There are several types of midfoot fractures. Some can not heal and may not cause many symptoms. Others may cause severe disability. If you have a non healed midfoot fracture, seek advice from an orthopedic surgeon trained in foot and ankle. ...Read more

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Can barefoot running cause midfoot fractures?

Can barefoot running cause midfoot fractures?

Hard to say: There is not much research on the benefits or risks of barefoot running. Midfoot fractures are usually stress injuries and the loss of shock absorption with barefoot running could lead to a fracture. ...Read more

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How do they do a midfoot fusion when they feel screws will fall out due to multiple comminuted fractures?

How do they do a midfoot fusion when they feel screws will fall out due to multiple comminuted fractures?

Midfoot fusions: Midfoot fusions are a common surgical treatment for comminuted fractures of the midfoot. If there is a large bony defect that worries the surgeon, bone grafts can be placed at the sites of the defects. This can promote healing and prevent hardware failure. ...Read more

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What are the tests for lisfranc (midfoot) fracture?

What are the tests for lisfranc (midfoot) fracture?

CT ; r-rays: It is named after dr lisfrank during the napolionic wars, caused by soldiers who fell from their horses ; had a foot caught in the stirrup. Nfl has quite a few of them. Usually missed or often missed due 2 the fact that they reduce themselves, ; if no fractures ; only dislocation, an MRI is needed in those cases of high suspicion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lisfranc (midfoot) fracture?

What is the treatment for lisfranc (midfoot) fracture?

Most require surgery: Only non-displaced or very minimally displaced lisfranc injuries will heal successfully without surgery. Most others need surgery. Most often, surgery means putting several screws and/or pins across the injured areas. This is a tough injury to treat in that it often results in some residual pain/dysfunction. ...Read more

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I developed AVN in my midfoot navicular after a fracture to that area which never healed after 4 mos. What's this mean for me? Pain forever?

Bone stimulator: May work in your case, along with rigid orthotics to control the motion of your navicular which all help with pain management. It's certainly worth a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can you heel a midfoot fracture without going to the doctor?

Can you heel a midfoot fracture without going to the doctor?

Not recommended.: First, you can't diagnose the fracture without an x-ray, MRI or ct scan, and you would have to see a doctor to make the diagnosis. Second, there are many different types of midfoot fractures, and while some minor ones may heal on their own, most require treatment, such as a cast, boot or even surgery. Failure to treat the fracture correctly can lead to lifelong problems. ...Read more

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ORIF 6/15 for lisfranc & nutcracker injuries. Diffuse osteopenia in midfoot now. Advise hardware removal or would it pose risk of re-fracture? Age 44

ORIF 6/15 for lisfranc & nutcracker injuries. Diffuse osteopenia in midfoot now. Advise hardware removal or would it pose risk of re-fracture? Age 44

The osteopenia: May be from not using the foot during the rehab period as I'm sure you were in a cast or splint. I would advise checking your bit d levels and pending their result take vit d supplementation based on blood work and also supplement with vitamin k2 and hopefully as you are walking more and more the bone will build up. ...Read more

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I had midfoot fracture 2 months back. Took X-ray now bone connection is ok. But I feel pain while walking. Better take rest r continue to walk in pain?

I had midfoot fracture 2 months back. Took X-ray now bone connection is ok. But I feel pain while walking. Better take rest r continue to walk in pain?

Let it heal: Depends on your specific mid foot fx. It sounds like it did not require surgery (displaced lis franc injury). It should improve over the next 4-6 wks. I'd it does not, see your treating ors. If the pain causes u to limp, discontinue walking and swim or ex. Bike... ...Read more

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I had midfoot fracture 2 months back. Feel pain while walk, no pain if I press the area. Is this nerve or muscle or bone pain?

I had midfoot fracture 2 months back. Feel pain while walk, no pain if I press the area. Is this nerve or muscle or bone pain?

Could be bone pain: If you are still experiencing pain in the region of the fracture 2 months after the injury, it is possible the fracture hasn't healed completely. Make sure you are cleared to begin walking by your physician. Have xrays confirmed that the fracture was healed? ...Read more

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I have a possible navicular stress fracture- midfoot pain and hurts to walk pain getting worse. What is usually the treatment?

I have a possible navicular stress fracture- midfoot pain and hurts to walk pain getting worse. What is usually the treatment?

Rest it to heal: You want this stress fracture to heal, so you'll want to take it easy. We say RICE Which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Bones can take 4-8 weeks to heal. If you don't give it rest and time, you could end up with chronic for pain from a bone that was never allowed to heal. Be very mindful about the needs of your body. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had midfoot fracture 2 months back.  I had elastic cast for 5 wks, it was so tight sometimes now I feel pain and my big toe lost some stiffness.  Could that be due to a tight cast?

I had midfoot fracture 2 months back.  I had elastic cast for 5 wks, it was so tight sometimes now I feel pain and my big toe lost some stiffness.  Could that be due to a tight cast?

Yes possible.: The injury along with the application of the cast has resulted in stiffness of your foot. You may benefit with a period of physical therapy to improve you function, strengthen muscles, and to improve your flexibility. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Results from my daughter's bone scan says that there is mildly increased uptake in the dorsum of her midfoot on delayed imaging. Stress fracture?

Results from my daughter's bone scan says that there is mildly increased uptake in the dorsum of her midfoot on delayed imaging. Stress fracture?

Not necessarily: I would expect the same type of report from a kid with a bone bruise or scuff at the same location. Such wording should be paired with the results of a history and physical exam to decide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 24 m, I had midfoot fracture 2 months back, I had tight elastic cast to my foot fr 5 wks, after that suddenly I got sciatica. Does tight cast caused?

I'm 24 m, I had midfoot fracture 2 months back, I had tight elastic cast to my foot fr 5 wks, after that suddenly I got sciatica. Does tight cast caused?

Possibly: Sciatica typically is pain originating in the spine or buttock region and radiating down the leg. Typically if the pain you describe is around the cast in the foot then it could be the cast was too tight and caused a local compression of nerves in the foot. If the pain radiates all the way up the leg, then it could be that altered walking pattern could have aggravated a spine issue. ...Read more

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It's been one week since my foot surgery (midfoot fracture excision and curettage of cysts) and the top of my foot is still numb. Is this normal?

It's been one week since my foot surgery (midfoot fracture excision and curettage of cysts) and the top of my foot is still numb. Is this normal?

Of all the Nerve.: Being numb after one week is well within normal limits. Sometimes there is little or no numbness and other times, well. Give it some time to recover, say several months. ...Read more

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All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

All my midfoot bones are severely contused on MRI and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. How much longer to heal? Frustrated.

Bone contusions: Bone contusions can take many months to fully resolve of symptoms. Bone fractures ordinarily take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

Possible: The use of the term "herbal medicines" is very broad, as there are literally hundreds of such out in the market. Theoretically, medicines (herbal or otherwise) can be used to try to relieve pain and swelling associated with an ankle fracture to varying degrees of success. ...Read more

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Herbal medicine for a fractured skull, would this work?

Not aware of that: I have not heard of any benefit. Most skull fractures heal with time. ...Read more

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I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and I don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?

I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and I don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?

See below: Regular weight bearing exercise helps a lot, make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin d supplements (depensing on your kidney functions), I have tried using strontium for my pts with fair results. I have to say though that this doesn't replace traditional treatment of osteoporosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Who must get drugs to reduce the risk for fractures?

None: Drugs are not the answer. Healthy diet and consistent exercise is. ...Read more

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Can I take any pain medicine for a scaphoid fracture?

Can I take any pain medicine for a scaphoid fracture?

It depends: Any fracture may be painful so pain relieving options are always reasonable. What you can/should take for pain relief depends on what is OK for your body. You don't provide much medical background, but for example, people with liver issues often can only take minimal amounts of acetaminophen. Talk with your doctor about what options would be best for you. ...Read more

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I have humerus fracture. Kindly tell me diet and medicine which help in heal fracture.

Bone Healing Aids: A well balanced diet is best regardless of injury. While taking a calcium supplement will not speed healing as well as a multi vitamin its part of a balanced diet. If you are taking anti inflammatory medication you should discuss the possible effects on fracture healing with your doctor. If you smoke stop while your fracture is healing. Smoking is associated with delayed fracture healing. ...Read more

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Quickest methods to heal a lateral malleolus hairline fracture? (Medicine, activities, etc.)

Time: Unfortunately, the healing process will go at its own pace, and time/rest is the best treatment. Make sure however that you have seen an orthopedic surgeon specializing on foot and ankle problems for a complete evaluation to be sire. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have fracture in my left wrist 4 years ago and I feel that my bone grow what should I do and please tell is there any medicine to cure or to stop it?

I have fracture in my left wrist 4 years ago and I feel that my bone grow what should I do and please tell is there any medicine to cure or to stop it?

Wrist fx: 15 year old with wrist fx, totally heals within 4-6 months. So any ongoing discomfort is not related to any ongoing bone growing. You need to be seen by an orthopedic dr for an evaluation ...Read more

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I fractured my big toe in car acc1.5 yrs back still I am facing lot of pain swelling persist. Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Pain suggest medicine.

Big toe: You didn't state what treatment (s) you have had. The edb isn't really involved here - see your podiatrist or physician who has been treating you as pain and swelling this long after is unusual. ...Read more

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Don't you normally get drugs to set a broken bone (lets say ankle) prior to a doctor putting on a cast?

Don't you normally get drugs to set a broken bone (lets say ankle) prior to a doctor putting on a cast?

Some times: If only a cast is being applied and the bones to not have to be re-aligned medication would not be used. ...Read more

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I got cast for 100 days for tibia fracture, just removed my ankle was good, walking made it very swollen, what to do & drugs? When begin physiotherap?

I got cast for 100 days for tibia fracture, just removed my ankle was good, walking made it very swollen, what to do & drugs? When begin physiotherap?

Need Physical Theapy: You do need Physical Therapy, Elevate the affected leg at night while sleeping and get it checked by your doctor to rule out any complications. If there is no pain, no drugs are indicated at this time ...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