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Doctor insights on: Nondisplaced Fracture Involving The Fibular Head

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How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

6-8 weeks: Generally it take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal. Being over 50, if you have any osteopenia it may take a little longer. It is really important that you continue to work on being able to straighten your elbow! Do not let it get stiff in the bent position. You should work on the range of motion at lease a couple of times a day. Just let pain be your guide as to when and where to stop ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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 to treat a fractured radial head?

How to treat a fractured radial head?

Depends on fracture.: If the fracture is nondisplaced, you can be immobilized in a cast or splint for about 2 weeks and then be placed in a motion brace. If the fracture is displaced, the options are to have the fracture fixed with a plate and screws or have a radial head implant ...Read more

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How should I know if I suffered head concussion or fractured skull?

How should I know if I suffered head concussion or fractured skull?

Radiograph: Unless the skull fracture is very severe as with an object protruding into the head, you cannot diagnose a fracture without an x-ray or a cat scan. A concussion may occur with or without a loss of consciousness. The general symptoms include headache, nausea, difficulty focusing mentally, dizziness, ringing in the ears, trouble sleeping (both too much and too little). ...Read more

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I have a nondisplaced fibula shaft fracture. What now?

I have a nondisplaced fibula shaft fracture. What now?

Keep off the foot: If fracture is non displaced then best to keep ankle immobilized in a cast for 4 weeks and transition to a fracture boot for 4 weeks and transition to walking thereafter. Range of motion can begin at 6 weeks after fracture. Serial x rays are necessary to evaluate fracture healing. ...Read more

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Could I have a fractured skull if I hit my head on concrete but have no symptoms?

Could I have a fractured skull if I hit my head on concrete but have no symptoms?

Yes: Yes. Skull is pretty tough and unless you can feel a depression in it with your finger or u have an open wound over it- no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Can a man stay conscious while being struck in head if he recieved fractures of the left anterior & posterior tables?

Yes: Nondisplaced or lower energy injuries may not result in unconsciousness. Almost always some concussion symptoms result. Frequently frontal sinus fractures result in intracranial injuries also. This is a severe injury usually and always should be evaluated with exam and secondary diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Can a man stay conscious while being struck in head multiple times with maglite if he recieved fractures of the left anterior & posterior tables?

Can a man stay conscious while being struck in head multiple times with maglite if he recieved fractures of the left anterior & posterior tables?

It depends...: In all such events, one's symptoms depend on one's individual condition pre-impact, and then on factors such as the force of each impact, associated impacts such as falling on the ground or banging into the wall, the care received afterwards, etc., etc... So, there is no simple answer. ...Read more

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What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

What symptoms would one expect to see with an avulsion fracture of the fibular head?

Pain & swelling: An avulsion fracture of the fibular head generally involves the styloid process and causes injury of some of the major stabilizers in the posterolateral corner. Avulsion fractures are strongly associated with disruption of the posterior cruciate ligament. ...Read more

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How serious is a fractured head of femur?

Trouble healing: These heal poorly without surgical assistance any intraarticulat fracture carries risk of post traumatic arthritis and chronic pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference in a nondisplaced and displaced fracture?

Fracture: A nondisplaced fracture is a fracture that is present but the bones are still in anatomical alignment. A displaced fracture is where the anatomic alignment has been compromised. ...Read more

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Minimally displaced fractures in the head of the fibula. What's treatment?

Exam: You would definitely want to be fully examined to rule out any associated ligamentous injury to the ankle or knee, which is fairly common with that fracture. If it is truly an "isolated" fracture, patients can gradually increase their weight bearing as tile rated and are usually doing well by about 6-8 weeks. Discuss your specific case with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to know nose is fractured from dogs head hitting it? Swollen severaly tender to touch.

If you had: Nosebleed, there is good possibility of a fracture. But nose fracture will heal, given enough time. Make sure there is no deformity, because it could be permanent. Consult a head/neck surgeon to make sure. ...Read more

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How to treat radial head fractures & how long until you can return to hard sports?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures of the radial head are managed without surgery. If fracture is displaced, surgery to repair or replace the fractured radial head. Fractures that need to heal require approximately 6 weeks to consolidate, with gradual rerun to activities to follow. Heavy work of sports typically done safely at 3 months. ...Read more

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Hi the left side of my neck hurts and it radiates up to my hear and my head and when I smile veins show too and it hurts. Fractured tail month ago?

Hi the left side of my neck hurts and it radiates up to my hear and my head and when I smile veins show too and it hurts. Fractured tail month ago?

Neck pain: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed to determine whether the problem is from the muscles, nerves, vertebrae or within the soft tissues. If you don't obtain relief with rest and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen, have your Physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I hit my head on ground. Could I have a fractured skull or other serious injury, what to do?

I hit my head on ground. Could I have a fractured skull or other serious injury, what to do?

Fractured skull: If only headache, local pain at the impact site then likely not a fracture. If you had nausea and vomiting with loss of consciousness then the injury is likely more severe and could involve a skull fracture and possible injury to the underlying brain. ...Read more

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Fell a month ago just found out fractured the head of my Lt. Fibula. In immobilizer brace. What happens next?

Fracture: Even after a fall, a fracture that does not happened due to significant trauma is referred to as a fragility fracture. Given your age and gender, you need to be screened and appropriately treated for osteoporosis. I would be happy to do a consult if need. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I fell and fractured my radial head bone. Why doesn't it seem to be getting any better? Should I be concerned?

Two weeks ago I fell and fractured my radial head bone. Why doesn't it seem to be getting any better? Should I be concerned?

Probably OK: Most radial head fractures can be treated conservatively. As long as you have seen an orthopedic surgeon, and he or she recommended conservative treatment, then you are on the right track. That being said, pain can be present for 4-6 weeks of this process. Continue range of motion, and avoid heavy lifting or gripping to maximize results. ...Read more

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Symptoms of radial head fracture?

Symptoms of radial head fracture?

Pain: Most commonly falls on the wrist, forearm or elbow can result in a radial head fracture.Symptoms are ususally pain in the elbow and mild swelling (if isolated).Painful supination (palming up)is usually present. Occassionallly these can not be seen well on initial radiographs. See your ors if pain in your elbow persists after a fall. Very common! ...Read more

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Does a nondisplaced nasal fracture heal itself?

Does a nondisplaced nasal fracture heal itself?

Nasal fracture: Yes, a non-displaced nasal fracture will heal without intervention. Even a displaced fracture will heal, although it usually heals in the wrong spot. Just be careful of further nasal trauma as the nasal bones, in their already weakened state, could shift into an undesireable location. ...Read more

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What can I do about a cominuted radial head fracture?

What can I do about a cominuted radial head fracture?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with nondisplaced pubic bone fracture.

I was diagnosed with nondisplaced pubic bone fracture.

Will heal: A non displaced pubic bone fracture is more of a irritation than a problem. It heals in 4-8 weeks usually without any long term ill effects. ...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