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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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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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Can't find anything on tarsal navicular subchondral fractures. Are they that rare? Are they serious? What are the options

Can't find anything on tarsal navicular subchondral fractures. Are they that rare? Are they serious? What are the options

If you are in pain: Or if the condition can potentially cause further issues it is serious. I answered in your first question a bone stimulator would be a good treatment. You would also obviously have the foot immobilized. I think you said you were in a walking boot. You may want. To consider crutches. If your a smoker you must stop, and have your vitamin d levels checked. ...Read more

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Do subchondral fractures of the navicular ever need surgery?

Do subchondral fractures of the navicular ever need surgery?

Sometime: Sometime depend on the shape of the bone and how much displacement
hand surgeon and orthopedic doctors worry about vascular necrosis to this type of fracture, which could be avoided by internal fixation, which mean surgery.
sometime they treated with a simple cast, and wait to see if the bone will heal.
check with a hand surgeon, or orthopedic. ...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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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

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How can the recovery process for subchondral insufficiency fracture be speeded up. What are dos and donts to be followed during bed rest.

How can the recovery process for subchondral insufficiency fracture be speeded up. What are dos and donts to be followed during bed rest.

Not bed rest.: There aren't many options for speeding healing in the sense you are hoping. You should engage in healthy lifestyle habits such as maintaining a healthy weight, quit smoking and excessive drinking. You can attempt some healing by using crutches to take some of the weight off of your hip but many patients with this condition will require surgery. ...Read more

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How can the recovery process for subchondral insufficiency fracture be speeded up. What are dos and dont's to be followed during bed rest.

It can't be sped up.: It can't be sped up. It can be slowed down by trying to return too fast. It takes time to heal the fractures. ...Read more

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Would I need surgery on a nondisplaced nasal fracture?

Nondisplaced nose fx: A non displaced fracture of the nose implies that the nose bones have not moved and hence the nose is still straight. If that is correct you do not need surgery on the nose. However, there have been times when the xrays did not show any fracture but the nose became crooked after trauma. In that case you need surgery. In essence its more to do with the shape of the nose and not the detail of xrays. ...Read more

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Would I need surgery on a nondisplaced nasal fracture?

Would I need surgery on a nondisplaced nasal fracture?

Not likely: Only if there are issues with breathing thru your nose. Can discuss with ent. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture (not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture (not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

NO: Should not be a problem If it is undisplayed fracture with no over ridding and growth plates are not involved Speak to your doctor may have other concerns ...Read more

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Nondisplaced distal fibula fracture. Been in cast for 2 weeks. New cast tomorrow. Can I take this cast off for tonight to wash?

Nondisplaced distal fibula fracture. Been in cast for 2 weeks. New cast tomorrow. Can I take this cast off for tonight to wash?

Don't remove: It is best to not remove the cast put on by the doctor. They can wipe you leg down when they change out you cast. If you truly have a non displaced fibular fracture, you may be eligible for a fracture boot. These can be removed for showers or bathing. Check with your treating provider. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to return to activity after my nondisplaced hairline fracture of my tibial plateau heals? Is a stationary bike safe?

Return Slowly: Once a fracture is healed you can resume full range of motion activities of the knee. Isometric exercises (like quad sets) can be the start. Partial weight bearing activities are first like: running in a pool or stationary cycling. If after 4-6 weeks these activities cause no discomfort you can resume full weight bearing activities like running. But start slow on a tread mill s best. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced pelvic fracture cause my ankle to swell?

Will a nondisplaced pelvic fracture cause my ankle to swell?

It could...: If there is associated swelling causing some venous congestion. I would see your orthopaedic surgeon to find out is this is anything serious.

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Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Not usually: Need to allow the swelling to go down and if that is the only issue, then surgery is not needed, but there could be cartilage damage in the nose area and that requires a physician exam to make a decision. ...Read more

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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

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Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head require a surgery?

Usually: This is a high risk risk stress fracture for progressing to catastrophic fracture. Usually recommended to pin it to prevent prigression ...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