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Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Metacarpal fracture symptoms?

Metacarpal fracture symptoms?

Pain swelling &: Pain swelling and deformity at the level of the injured metacarpal. ...Read more

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Broken fifth metatarsal?

Broken fifth metatarsal?

Should be: treated. If an the base you need to be careful for a jones fracture which often needs more attention than any other type of fracture. ...Read more

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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...Read more

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Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more

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Describe spiral fracture?

Describe spiral fracture?

Biscuit pack opening: Similar to image of a container of pre-made biscuits being opened, a spiral fracture basically unravels as it breaks commonly due to the rotatory force applied to the bone at the time of injury. The increased bony surface area between the two fracture parts may help provide a more robust healing environment. ...Read more

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Will thumb/wrist fractures always casted?

Will thumb/wrist fractures always casted?

Usually: Casts can't be removed. A reliable patient can sometimes be treated with a removable brace. ...Read more

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What are phalangeal condylar fractures?

What are phalangeal condylar fractures?

Intraarticular fract: A condylar fx is @ the distal portion of the phalanx which has condyls & fx can b of 1 cond or both or the fx is in shaft & takes with it both condylar. They r usually in need of surgery 2 obtain an anatomical joint & obtain alignment and stability. ...Read more

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What is a undisplaced avulsion fracture?

Chip fracture: A small fragment of bone that has "chipped" off the main bone. Usually needs minimal treatment. ...Read more

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Howis a left foot navicular avulsion fracture treated?

Immobilization: ?Usually the treatment is no weight bearing, followed by a walking boot to protect the foot. As pain improves, activity can be accelerated this process can take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Yes and no.: It will depend where the broken bone is and the stability of the hairline fracture. If it is in an unstable region, a cast (and possibly nonweight-bearing) may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Usually: In children a supracondylar humerus fracture is the most common fracture which requires surgery. In adults, the fracture often involves the joint, which needs to be anatomically aligned. ...Read more

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Hairline fracture knee ?

Hairline fracture knee
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Need to know locaton: Its important to know exactly where the fracture is located. If it is truly nondisplaced in your patella or proximal tibia you may need a knee immobiizer or just limited activity for about six weeks its hard to be more specific without seeing an xray. ...Read more

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Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

See a hand surgeon: Fractures through joint surfaces are generally more problematic than those outside of joints. Depending on a number of factors, they may predispose to the onset of early arthritis in the joint if the surface is not reconstructed accurately. I would see a hand surgeon to evaluate the particulars of your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).

Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).

Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral maleolous ), the medial distal end of the tibia( medial maleolous ), and the lower end of the tibia in the back of the ankle ( posterior maleolous ). The medial and lateral maleolous typically need fixation. Posterior maleolous only if >25% of joint ...Read more

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How do I heal a non-displaced transverse distal fibular fracture?

How do I heal a non-displaced transverse distal fibular fracture?

Immobilization.: Usually, these fractures are immobilized in a removable boot or cast, depending on the exact appearance of the fracture and your doctor's choice. Hopefully, you will heal this in 6 - 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Healing time for displaced spiral fracture of 4th & 5th metatarsal?

Fracture: If displaced might need surgical repair. Will take about 6 weeks to heal before you can apply any weight followed by rehab for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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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