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Fractured left pinky says distal phalanx how long do I have to wait to not be on a splint anymore its the top of the pinky & any long term consequence?

Fractured left pinky says distal phalanx how long do I have to wait to not be on a splint anymore its the top of the pinky & any long term consequence?

Would have to see: The xray to comment. Is it non displaced or non displaced? Is it comminuted or not? These are things one must know to answer your question... ...Read more

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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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Fractured left distal phalanx 3 weeks after accident in splint still bruied swollen ok to move from time to time with splint off

Fractured left distal phalanx 3 weeks after accident in splint still bruied swollen ok to move from time to time with splint off

Ask the question of: Your treating surgeon, as he has seen the xray. We will not be able to advise anything without seeing the position of the fragments of the fx. Do yourself a favor by checking with her/him. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

Immobilizatioin: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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I have a undisplaced fracture of the distal phalanx of the right hand how long will it take to heal. My doctor has now referred me to fractureclinic ?

I have  a undisplaced fracture of the distal phalanx of the right hand how long will it take to heal.
My doctor has now referred me to fractureclinic ?

Non displaced distal: Phalnx fractures with no significnat soft tissue disruption typically heal in 6-8 weeks but acute intnese pain lessens sooner and mild sensitivity may persist for a few months, part time splint for protection of the distal segment suffices unless the fracture involves a tendon attachment. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
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Get the area X-rayed
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Over a month after my phalanx fracture my toe is still swollen I'm not able to move it nore put pressure on it will I need surgery to fix it see pic.

Over a month after my phalanx  fracture my toe is still swollen I'm not able to move it nore put pressure on it will I need surgery to fix it see pic.

I would advise: Using a surgical shoe to walk with and wrapping he toe to attempt to reduce swelling. Icing is goo as well. Would need copy of xrays to comment further. ...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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. 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

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