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Doctor insights on: Open Repair Of Orbital Fracture Other Than Blowout Fracture

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How serious are "minor fractures" of the eye socket (orbital fractures)?

How serious are "minor fractures" of the eye socket (orbital fractures)?

Orbit fracture: Orbital fractures that require intervention are those that affect vision, create a cosmetic deformity or affect movement of the eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Not usually: Need to allow the swelling to go down and if that is the only issue , then surgery is not needed , but there could be cartilage damage in the nose area and that requires a physician exam to make a decision. ...Read more

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Could multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Could  multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more

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Suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured deltoid ligament that required surgical repair. Are long-term consequences likely?

Anatomic: Not if the repair is anatomic and you didn't suffer an injury to the articular cartilage of the talus at the time of the injury. It's usually impossible to tell if there has been any cartilage damage actutely and if there is it can take decades to be experienced clinically or be seen on plain films. ...Read more

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ORIF or not? X-ray: oblique fracture in distal fibula to outer corner of mortise joint w less than 3 mm displacement no effusion mortise seems intact

ORIF or not? X-ray: oblique fracture in distal fibula to outer corner of mortise joint w less than 3 mm displacement no effusion mortise seems intact

Depends: If it is really an isolated fibula fracture, they usually do not need surgery. Sometimes, however, the fibula fracture will be associated wth a complete tear of the deltoid ligament on the inside of the ankle. In that case, the talus will sometimes start to drift laterally and surgery is required to prevent post traumatic arthritis and instability in the ankle. Follow up with orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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Could a transversal fracture of the 4th metacarpal bone in the hand require surgery?

Unstable: Transverse fracture of 4th metacarpal tends to be unstable and difficult to stabilize with closed reduction and casting. It often requires open reduction and internal fixation for adequate stabilization to allow fracture to heal in anatomic position. ...Read more

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Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

Short term: These injuries heal. Once healed, unless significant additional injuries occurred, you should be back to full activity. ...Read more

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Is craniotomy and elevation of fracture of skull bone done in depressed fractures.

Is craniotomy and elevation of fracture of skull bone done in depressed fractures.

Good question: 1. Depends on the extent of depression and compression on brain 2. Also depends on location: cosmesis, in front of hair line etc. 3. Also if there is associated soft tissue injury that is concerning, like a open laceration above the fracture. ...Read more

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Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally" surgery or cast? Why .

Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .

Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Could bones repair themselves after a fracture?

Yes.: Depending on the type of fracture. Most can repair themselves if the fracture fragment(s) are in good proximity and well aligned. Healing takes 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is blowout surgery for a lower orbital fracture is day surgery or major surgery?

Is blowout surgery for a lower orbital fracture is day surgery or major surgery?

Depends: If the fracture is small then it is a one day surgery where you can go home later that same day. If it is a large fracture or other structures are affected then you may be in the hospital for a few days or longer. It really depends on the extent of the fracture. ...Read more

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Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Unlikely: While a single fracture that has not moved (nondisplaced) can heal with out surgery, the more fractures present the more likely that surgery will be needed to stabilize the bone. ...Read more

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Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

There : There are three bones in the little ("pinky") toe (some folks only have two), and they are called phalanges (the pleural of "phalanx"). The one closest to the foot is the proximal phalanx, the one closest to the end of the toe is the distal phalanx, and the one in the middle is called.... Well, it's the middle phalanx. The diaphysis of a long bone (these are all considered "long" bones even though they're not really all that long) is the middle section of the bone. Transverse means sideways, and fracture means break. So to translate med-speak to english (google should think of doing something like this), you have a sideways fracture in the bone closest to the foot in your pinky toe in the middle of the bone. Non-displaced means the pieces are lined-up nicely, and there is no need to "reduce" it (put the pieces back in alignment). So this is really good news for you.... You don't need to have the thing put back in place, and the fracture is in the middle of the bone, so it doesn't cross or involve a joint, which means you're not gonna get arthritis in the toe later on (at least not from this fracture). Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and since the 5th toe has it's own motion during the gait cycle, you really can't tape a 5th toe to a 4th toe. And there is no need to put a cast on for a toe fracture. So just keep your walking to a minimum for the next 2 months or so. Now's not the best time to do your christmas shopping... In case you have that planned for this weekend like i do... And you'll probably be more comfortable in a shoe with a stiff sole, because bending the toe with every step is going to cause that little piggy to go wee-wee-wee all the way home. How'd i do? ...Read more

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Radius fracture for 10 days pass then do reduction, can the pulling cause the fracture from intra-articular become Comminuted?after pull seems worst?

Reducing fracture: does not add to comminution. It may make the comminution seem more apparent as the fracture is lined up. At times initial X-rays may not reflect all the comminution either as the rotation in the initial trauma views may not be as ideal for visualizing the joint or the fragmentation. Often with treatment more specific cray are taken. THE traumatic event far exceeds the force of a reduction maneuver ...Read more

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Which kind of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

Which kind of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

It should be fixed -: With surgery using plate/screws to realign the grossly displaced fragments. Doing this, the muscles also realign ; heal better, resulting in a better function of the shoulder. This would be the quickest way to return to pre-injury level of function ( or as near to it, as you possibly can). Good luck. ...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. Geoffrey Kwitko
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Orbital Fracture (Definition)

An orbital fracture is a break in any one of the bones that make the eye socket (better ...Read more