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Coccyx fracture .. Is manipulation a good option..?

Coccyx fracture ..  Is manipulation a good option..?

No: All fractures heal and any pain that persists usually goes away over time. For persistent pain, there are options that once the coccyx fracture has healed which can be demonstrated best on MRI in terms of diagnosing the fracture and documenting healing, manipulation bimanual by a physical therapist can be done via rectal/vaginal approach. You may want a female therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 clavicle fracture?

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

Fixation of bone: Fracture of the clavicle, or collarbone , is a very common fracture. A majority of these fractures can be treated closed, or non operatively. When the fracture is significantly displaced or comminuted ( in multiple pieces) , or if the bone is through the skin, the bone may be fixed with plate and screws or a rod through the bone and across the fracture. Rare to treat this fractures open in children. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...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