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Injured for >2 months. MRI reveals extensive bone marrow edema in midfoot and navic and subchondral fx navicular. X-ray shows the fx. Will this heal?

Injured for >2 months. MRI reveals extensive bone marrow edema in midfoot and navic and subchondral fx navicular. X-ray shows the fx.  Will this heal?

Probably: Should be under care of orthopedic doctor. With proper immobilization with cast or brace and then probably some physical therapy the injury will probably heal.Sometimes there may be ligamentous injury but your mri would detect this aberration. Healing process may take longer since injury already two months old. ...Read more

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Nondisplaced navicular foot fx. Looked complete on the X Ray. It's been 8 weeks still not healed and dr said 4-6 more weeks in boot. Is he right?

Nondisplaced navicular foot fx. Looked complete on the X Ray. It's been 8 weeks still not healed and dr said 4-6 more weeks in boot. Is he right?

Delayed healing: can be common.Normal broken bone healing is 6-8 weeks, but many factors can slow it down, including being too active on your feet, even with the protection of a cast. Sometimes a bone growth stimulator can be used to give a boost to the healing process. ...Read more

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After an MRI and X-Ray I was told I likely have avascular necrosis in my navicular following an injury 4 mos ago. Not in much pain though. This norm?

After an MRI and X-Ray I was told I likely have avascular necrosis in my navicular following an injury 4 mos ago. Not in much pain though. This norm?

Avascular can: may cause u problems down the road. Especially if you are an active person. You may want to get some functional orthotics to protect the navicular and repeat the x-rays every year. ...Read more

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What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

Avulsion fractures: All avulsion fractures, regardless of their location, have a similar appearance on xray. You will find a fragment of bone broken off and separated from the remainder. The difference is that the break takes place at the insertion of a tendon and is the result of a pull from that muscle. ...Read more

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I have AVN in my navicular and I've had about 10 x rays in last 4 months. I am worried about all this radiation?

I have AVN in my navicular and I've had about 10 x rays in last 4 months. I am worried about all this radiation?

No worries: the limbs are minimally affected by radiation. The X-ray dose of radiation is much less than in CT scan. I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Cortical avulsion fx of navicular in foot has not healed after 2 months even on xray and dr said there's nothing he can do. Do I just deal with pain?

Cortical avulsion fx of navicular in foot has not healed after 2 months even on xray and dr said there's nothing he can do. Do I just deal with pain?

Small fragments: of avulsion fractures sometimes don't reunite with the body of the bone. It is possible that if it doesn't heal that you may need to have the fragment surgically excised if they persist in causing pain. ...Read more