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Osteochondritis Of Tarsal Navicular Bone
Had curettage of bone cyst(s) in tarsal navicular a week ago. How exactly was the bone opened and cyst taken and scraped out? Curious...
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I have a chronic avulsion fx of tarsal navicular and associated cyst in the bone and dr won't do anything. Is there truly nothing to do for this?
Key structural bone: The Navicular bone is a key bone in the overall structure of the midfoot. Unlike a metatarsal stress fracture which often can rely on the other metatarsal to the brunt of the stress from weightbearing, there is only one navicular and it's articulation is key in supporting the arch of the foot. ...Read more
I have AVN in my tarsal navicular. Pain is only bad after sitting or laying down. It's like a start-up pain. Walking fjne. Why?
It is possible: Attachments to the one I.e ligaments etc contract while you are at rest and start tugging at the one when you are mobile.... ...Read more
Can't find anything on tarsal navicular subchondral fractures. Are they that rare? Are they serious? What are the options
If you are in pain : Or if the condition can potentially cause further issues it is serious. I answered in your first question a bone stimulator would be a good treatment. You would also obviously have the foot immobilized. I think you said you were in a walking boot. You may want. To consider crutches. If your a smoker you must stop, and have your vitamin d levels checked. ...Read more
Chipped tarsal navicular that never healed so was recommended to have chip removed. How is recovery for this?
Chip off the old blk: Depending on the size of the "chip" the healing can be around 3-4 weeks. There are times when total recovery can take months or even longer. ...Read more
My chipped tarsal navicular never healed after 4 months so dr said they can remove the chip. Should I have this done?
Maybe?: Is this a trauma fracture or an avulsion of an accessory bone? How big is the fracture fragment and how much is it separated? Also how was this initially treated? All this questions have to be answered first. A majority of the Posterior Tibial Tendon inserts into this bone and Sometimes the contraction can lead to an avulsion fracture. You need to be casted and off weight bearing for 2 months. ...Read more
Fractured tarsal navicular. Immobilized for 3 months and podiatrist said I can get out of boot now. Still achy down there. This normal?
Given that you can't get a joint replacement since navicular isn't one, how would they treat AVN of the tarsal navicular?
Avascular necrosis: AVN refers to a disruption of the vascular supply to a bone. Early treatment involves protecting the bone from stress. If late in the process and bone has been damaged beyond repair then either bracing or surgical joint fusion can be considered. Consult a podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist to evaluate and discuss treatment plan. ...Read more
If you had a proximal avulsion fracture of your tarsal navicular, what would happen if you walked on it without immobilization?
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