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Oblique Fracture Thumb Will Able Play Baseball
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
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
18 days since cast/brace removed for 1st metacarpal fracture thumb. 4 therapy sessions later wrist is still immobile & thumb still swollen won't bend.
You should: Re-consult with your ortho surgeon regarding a possible problem with fracture healing or a missed injury to tendon. Or get a second opinion from a hand surgeon. ...Read more
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?
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
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I have oblique fracture on the posterior aspect of the distil tibia. There is also a curvilinear avulsion from the tip of the medial malleolus. I have a follow up w/ ortho. Will I need surgery? Scared
Possibly: With both bones involved, surgery may be indicated. What did the read say about the "mortise"? In any case, ankle surgery for that kind of fracture is routine. ...Read more
Oblique fracture fib described as extra articular became intra articular is it possible may have been misdiagnosed or missed what other reasons for it?
What is the level fx: Intra articulation means within a joint. So I am assuming that it is ankle joint that is involved. Could have been miss interpreted. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can you tell me if I have a foot fracture, is it likely I will be able to play baseball this season?
X-ray: Have it evaluated and x-rayed.Get a more detailed answer ›
My son plays baseball has a minor fracture in his 2nd metacarpal bone he's in a cast for 2 more weeks when can he start throwing again?
Please discuss his recovery with his orthopaedic surgeon. 3-6 weeks average. Slow and gradual return to activity and remember he has a long life ahead of him and needs to heal this completely before he resumes baseball activity. Sorry he is missing out but give him time to heal. Till then keep him active running, biking. See the AAOS. Org website. Good luck
My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?
No Reliable Answer: Football: routinely higher stress, higher impact ; more frequent impact activity than baseball or basketball. People with no recognized anatomic variations end up with major injuries playing football, as well as all sports. It is impossible for the most sophisticated orthopedic surgeon (bone carpenter) in the world to answer your question with any certainty. Also keep in mind its your son's choice. ...Read more
Probably not.: If you happen to be a professional player, then maybe. Otherwise, plain x-rays will show most fractures. If you have persisting pain with no visible break on x-ray, a ct scan may be considered to take a closer look at the structures of the wrist. If this is the case, then an MRI may also be considered, which can better show the soft tissues (like tendons and ligaments) if there is a sprain/strain. ...Read more
I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?
What kind?: If it is not dislocated, then splinting the thumb may do the job. However, it needs be adjusted if there is any non-alignment. An uncomplicated takes about 6 weeks to heal but you should really consult an orthopedist to avoid ending up with a malformed finger particularly the thumb. Better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more
Sore right thumb for over 3 weeks now. Injured playing basketball, swelling has gone away after a week. Pain still persists. Chances of fracture?
Yes.: Yes. Chance of fracture, or ligament/tendon injury. Three weeks is long enough -get it checked out by your doc or a hand orthopedist. You are young and thumbs are critically important - you don't want to miss an injury that could have long term consequences. ...Read more
I was playing softball, and to make a long story short I fell and hurt my thumb. Is is there a way I can be sure if it is only sprained or fractured?
Thumb pain: Just X-ray, although if you can bend it without pain, less likely a fracture ...Read more
So I hurt my thumb playing volleyball. My symptoms are lots of swelling, bruising, unable to move, and throbbing/aching. Could it be a fracture?
Hurt thumb: Yes. You should have it checked and possibly x-rayed at the ed. ...Read more
My left thumb got fracture, so how much time it take to recover and am having tournment in november 1st weak so what u say can I play...?
Depends: It depends on what type of thumb fracture and location. Is the fracture displaced or angulated? Is there an associated ligament tear? Does the fracture involve a joint? What type of tournament? Is this your dominant hand? Can you wear a protective brace during the event? Most low-risk fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your physician should be able to help you with these decisions. ...Read more
My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand. Mild tremors, muscle atrophy. Ideas?
Don't delay: Those symptoms generally suggest a neuromuscular problem (with myriad possible causes/diagnoses) and should be evaluated right away. See your pediatrician, who can examine your son and who will likely refer for a consultation with a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
I was playing my baseball game and got hit on the thumb part of my glove. I felt immediate pain I can't really move my thumb. There's pain and popping?
Injury: Apply ice to minimize swelling and pain. Rest the hand and thumb. If pain and swelling worsen, proceed to the hospital er. Otherwise expect pain on motion for 7to10 days. If the thumb pains at rest, however, don't wait to get it checked. ...Read more
Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist? (scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.
Scaphoid fractures: Can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given (that is VERY IMPORTANT) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activity ...Read more
I had pain in my shoulder last year and was a stress fracture. Now I have stinging pain in arm thought my leg left side. Doctor arm specialist said it was musclier. But when I play baseball it feels like it did last year with the stress fracture. Help?
Shoulder pain/stress: Stress fracture in shoulder, pain for >one year, Where is the worst pain? Touch yourself, and do a drawing of your shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist and hand. Standardize the pain. No pain=0, mild=1-2-3, 4 moderate=5, -6, -7 and severe=8-9-10.Touch with the index, applying moderate pressure, and mark it on the drawing, all numbers above 7. All those are trigger, points. Should be infiltrated with Depo Medro ...Read more
I hurt my hand swinging a baseball bat. It hurts under my pinky. It still hurts swinging a bat a month later. Could this be a hamate hook fracture?
Go get an x-ray: You need an x-ray to rule out a fracture ...Read more
Son hurt his thumb playing basketball. It's swollen. Played baseball tonight- didn't pitch. How long should we let it heal for? Ice and ibuprofen
He should not B-: -in sports until seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Thumb injuries can have life long consequences if not properly treated. ...Read more
I fractured my pinky today I have a championship two hand touch football game Sunday could I still possibly play?
Yes: Yes, possibly. Would need an exam and X-ray to determine type of fracture in your case. ...Read more
Am a professional pianist. Fell on my hands&knees 11wks1/2ago. Hurt my wrists esp. Left wrist. X-ray of left wrist shows a suspicion of fracture but pain has improved. Can I play piano again now? Shld I wear a hand brace when play? Do I need an orthopedist?
Seek further care: Hand and wrist fractures can be tricky to diagnose and treatment can vary quite a bit, depending on which bone is fractured. Suspicion of a fracture in the hand requires more investigation, including a possible CT or MRI (depending on the suspected injury) and care from a hand surgeon. ...Read more
My thumb is a little swollen. I can't bend it all the way and can't grasp anything. I am in pain. Do you think it's broken or fractured?
Needs to be checked:
We can not tell you if it is broken or fractured without knowing more like if you had an injury and how long it has been swollen and without examining it and without Xrays
It needs to be checked by your Doctor and if fracture is suspected will be only confirmed by xrays
Other causes can be inflammation like tendinitis or an infection ...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
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