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Open Repair Nasal Septal Fracture
Bent: If your nose and septum are bent and obstruct your breathing from trauma or development then septorhinoplasty may be covered by insurance. Your surgeon would need to send your insurance company pictures that document the problem and your pertinent medical history. Sometimes the insurance company may still refuse coverage. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
5-year-old son fractured nose and had closed reduction but it didn't hold and is now crooked. Docs don't want to redo. At what age can he have repair?
Later: The human skull will achieve 90% of its adult size by age 9-10 but continue to enlarge until adulthood.Open procedures like nasal surgery generally have their best chance at a good outcome the first time their done, because scar tissue is not as easy to work with.You should consult with an ENT/cosmetic surgeon on timing. Most would want to see the kid reach an age when the work would be the final ...Read more
Nasal fracture: Yes, a non-displaced nasal fracture will heal without intervention. Even a displaced fracture will heal, although it usually heals in the wrong spot. Just be careful of further nasal trauma as the nasal bones, in their already weakened state, could shift into an undesireable location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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