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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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My son has a buckle fracture of his left thumb can he do more damage to it if he plays baseball?

My son has a buckle fracture of his left thumb can he do more damage to it if he plays baseball?

Dent fracture: The buckle is basically a dent or irregularity in the bone surface.It is painfull but does not reduce the integraty or strength of the bone significantly.These do not have to maintain a strict allignment because they are not out of allignment.Splinting is for comfort.Other than aggravating the pain, playing should have no negative effect. ...Read more

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I have a displaced oblique fracture at the base of my little toe. It can't be strapped and I have difficulty and pain when walking. Would crutches h?

I have a displaced oblique fracture at the base of my little toe.  It can't be strapped and I have difficulty and pain when walking.  Would crutches h?

Crutches: would help a good deal but you must KNOW HOW to use them.. Improperly used they can be unsafe or aggravate the issue. In most Pharmacies there will be proper training if you ask for it....... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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ORIF or not? X-ray: oblique fracture in distal fibula to outer corner of mortise joint w less than 3 mm displacement no effusion mortise seems intact

Depends: If it is really an isolated fibula fracture, they usually do not need surgery. Sometimes, however, the fibula fracture will be associated wth a complete tear of the deltoid ligament on the inside of the ankle. In that case, the talus will sometimes start to drift laterally and surgery is required to prevent post traumatic arthritis and instability in the ankle. Follow up with orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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I found out yesterday that I have an oblique fracture of the 4th toe. I am elevating and icing it. How long should I expect this intensity of pain?

I found out yesterday that I have an oblique fracture of the 4th toe.  I am elevating and icing it.  How long should I expect this intensity of pain?

Depends on your body: Bone takes approximately 6-8 weeks to heal in the average healthy individual. But as mentioned in other responses, the worst of the pain should subside before then. Rest, ice, proper compression and elevation should all help reduce your pain level. I would recommend speaking to your healthcare provider regarding anti-inflammatory or pain medication if the pain is severe. ...Read more

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I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until i get a cast.

I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until i get a cast.

Fracture: As the left foot will do your weight bearing make sure you wear a good shoe with a non slip sole and exercise reasonable care. Trying to hurry with crutches is a big no no - give yourself extra time to get somewhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was on cast nov 17, until dec 17 for a oblique fracture on tibia. Started running a month ago and my ankle still hurts as of this day. No therapy was required.. After running for 15 minutes it hurts.

Was on cast nov 17, until dec 17 for a oblique fracture on tibia. Started running a month ago and my ankle still hurts as of this day. No therapy was required.. After running for 15 minutes it hurts.

See your surgeon: Again best option is to see your treating orthopedist... Your fracture undoubtedly healed but during casting and 'boot' or cam walker use your ankle was immobilized . You may be having pain because of ankle stiffness or because you began running too quickly or aggressively on bone that is not ready for it( disuse osteopenia can develop even in young adults after tibia fractures). See your ors. Gl! ...Read more

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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