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Dr. Ira Katz
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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 physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

What physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

Coccyx: Alone exercises may be quite painful. One thing use a doughnut cushion when sitting. Secondly a nerve block will definitely help with pain. A topical cream could also be used. These can be quite painful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of finger fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of finger fracture?

Open fracture repair: Fractures can be treated closed (without an incision) or open (with a formal incision at surgery). There are pluses and minuses of each and the path taken depends on the location of the fracture, displaced or nondisplaced, type of fracture, and surgeon preference. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: An open fracture is one that the bone ends puncture through the skin. An open repair involves making an incision then placing a plate and screws onto the clavicle then closing the skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of rib fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of rib fracture?

Plating broken bones: Multiple rib fractures may compromise respiratory function, or a non-healing rib fracture may cause continuing pain. These conditions can sometimes be helped by cutting down to the rib and stabilizing it by screwing on a plate made of metal or other material. ...Read more

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Will i be able to play soccer in august after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Typically after: An open repair if a fracture full contact sports are not permitted until the fracture appears to be united on x-ray and motionand stregth have returned. Icant say how it affect you specifically. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more

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It's been 14 weeks since i fell and fractured l1, sacrum and coccyx. Should i still be in severe pain?

It's been 14 weeks since i fell and fractured l1, sacrum and coccyx.  Should i still be in severe pain?

Please see below: Bone usually heals in 4-6 weeks, if you continue to have pain, it warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you exercise while having a mildly displaced fracture of the distal coccyx?

Can you exercise while having a mildly displaced fracture of the distal coccyx?

Coccyx fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If chronic, nontender, and stable, it should be ok to progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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What would cause a stress fracture of the coccyx?

Coccyx: Stress fracture may be caused by repetitive overuse, weak bone tissues such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, essentially too much stress for the bone to handle. ...Read more

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Can a broken or fractured coccyx cause any changes to your bowel movements?

Can a broken or fractured coccyx cause any changes to your bowel movements?

Yes and no: It will not directly cause a change in bowel movements, however, patients may try to avoid or postpone going do to pain. Occasionally the use of a stool softener will make it less painful when you go. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fracture coccyx 2weeks ago.plz advice when will I sit without pain? When could I safely drive my car? Thanks

Diagnosed with fracture coccyx 2weeks ago.plz advice when will I sit without pain? When could I safely drive my car? Thanks

This can be short-: -lived or can be a long drawn out problem. First you can drive, use a donut pillow, also ice and NSAIDS if able. If this fails seak out a pain clinic 4 an injection, if 100% gone 4 a while, but returns, you need to find a surgeon with experience in coccyx resection. I somehow became that surgeon in my city. Excised about 25+ all better same day, happy & no return. Simple rectal xam makes the Dx 2. ...Read more

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Hello- I fell 1/1/15, after Xrays, bone scans and MRI's I was finally told I had indeed fractured my coccyx. Here are the findings from my MRI from 10/16/15 (10.5 months after my fall) I'm looking for options* Ganglion impar block cause more pain* Findin

Fracture healed ?: By now a fracture has healed. You need evaluation, and consideration of an injection in the tender area. This woudl be a simple injection depending on the findings. See your physician. Uncertin what ganglin impar block cause more pain* findin means ...Read more

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Pls advise long term prognosis of fractured coccyx, dislocated (90 degrees to spine) for 33 year old female. Thanks !?

Pls advise long term prognosis of fractured coccyx, dislocated (90 degrees to spine) for 33 year old female. Thanks !?

For most no issue: Long term. This may not be even a fracture as some have that position as normal. A MRI would tell you if it is a true fracture or not if the study was done within 3 months of you injuring yourself. Sometimes, this x-ray is misinterpreted as a fracture. ...Read more

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I feel since 14d sitting, diagnosed with fractured coccyx. When could I drive safely? Will a 2hr walk delay healing? Thanks

I feel since 14d sitting, diagnosed with fractured coccyx. When could I drive safely? Will a 2hr walk delay healing? Thanks

Pain is guide: Painful injury. Nothing really makes it heal faster. I tell my patients let pain be your guide. If activity not painful, then ok. If painful, stop. Hope this is helpful. Best of luck with this injury. Hope it heals quickly and you are better soon. Dr R ...Read more

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Is it ok to still lift if i fractured my coccyx?

Lifting is fine: Lifting rarely causes strain on the coccyx sitting is the biggest problem. A coccyx donut or sacral donut pillow are great supports. ...Read more

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Mri says coccyx incomplete fracture on 2° vertebrae. After two weeks I am not able to walk or stay for more then 5 minutes. Is it possible?

Mri says coccyx incomplete fracture on 2° vertebrae. After two weeks I am not able to walk or stay for more then 5 minutes. Is it possible?

Yes: Probably you landed in a fall , fracture of coccyx will heal with time on their own speak to your doctor, in couple of wks you will be fine. ...Read more

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Can non dislocated fracture of coccyx trigger delayed neuralgia in neck and skull? injured beg November, neuralgia stared end Dec. Tks.

Can non dislocated fracture of coccyx trigger delayed neuralgia in neck and skull? injured beg November, neuralgia stared end Dec. Tks.

Highly unlikely: There is virtually no chance that the neuralgic pains you're feeling from December in the neck or the "skull" as you put it have anything to do with the coccygeal fracture. It would be kinda like finding a Polar Bear sunbathing in the Amazon Rain Forest! Totally WRONG location! Nice thing about fractures is that PAIN marks the spot...like the X on a treasure map! Anything else is "fool's gold!" ...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


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more