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Open Repair Coccyx Fracture
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Mri says coccyx incomplete fracture but i had no accident. The problems started during sitting on hard surface for 2 hours. How could it happen?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pls advise long term prognosis of fractured coccyx, dislocated (90 degrees to spine) for 33 year old female. Thanks !?
I feel since 14d sitting, diagnosed with fractured coccyx. When could I drive safely? Will a 2hr walk delay healing? Thanks
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?
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
Still have pain 4-5 months after falling on coccyx. Recent MRI showed no fracture; instead a mass behind uterus close to coccyx. Could this be culprit?
It could: That could be causing referred pain. The mass needs to be evaluated and diagnosed. Best wishes to you. ...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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