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Midfoot Fracture Signs
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Pain, deformity: Pain is the most common sign after the fracture, swelling and deformities in the arm. ...Read more
Pain, Swelling: Pain, swelling, tenderness.Get a more detailed answer ›
Start RICEING.: The symptoms of a metatarsal fracture can vary person to person and on the degree of injury. Typically expect pain, swelling and redness. You will need x-rays to verify the extent of the injury. Immediate care should include Rest, Ice, Mild Compression and Elevation. (RICE). When you see the Doctor for management then you have been (RICED). ...Read more
Pain, swelling: Calcaneal fractures cause pain and swelling to the heel. It may be difficult to ambulate without pain. Nonweight bearing, ice massage, nsaids, and compression is helpful. If you suspect a fracture, see your dr to have x-ray confirmation of a fracture or possible heel spur syndrome. ...Read more
I played rugby a few weeks before my fractured ankle had healed, I believe it is fine now with no obvious signs of damage. Could there be damage done?
Probably ok: If you damaged or re-fractured a healing fracture, you would feel pain. Bones heal at different times, so the 4-6 weeks that are typically recommended are not 100% right for everyone. That said, it's a dumb thing to do to play rugby when your doc says to give it more healing ime. A secondary fracture can cause big problems. You took a big risk for short term pleasure. Be smart! ...Read more
My husband fractured his C2 a couple of days ago. They did not opt for surgery or a halo and have him in a neck brace and sent him home the day after the incident. Is this a good sign?
Depends: This depends on several things: how experienced was the physician who made the diagnosis & treatmrpent plan, your husband's age & health status, the type of fracture (classified type 1, 2 or3-which all have different prognosis's) & whether the fracture was non displaced or displaced and by how much it was angulated if at all. You should get an opinion from an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Pain: It is usually very painful and tender to touch, with bruising. Limited mobility of the elbow and wrist, and grip. Sometimes the forearm will be misshapen. It is important to get an x-ray. ...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