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Is it necessary for a buckle fracture of the second phalange index to not only have splint for 4 weeks but 3 additional weeks of no splint & no sports?
Conservative : I'm assuming you are asking about a child's finger. The younger the patient, the faster it will heal. 4 weeks is usually sufficient. However, an additional 3 weeks of buddy taping and perhaps sports avoidance is not unreasonable...Although a bit conservative. If this advice was from an orthopedic surgeon, then i would suggest following these recommendations. ...Read more
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
4 weeks ago struck ring finger middle phalange; still very tender slight hard bulge where struck, very low pain otherwise. Concerned about fracture?
Intraarticular partial shear fracture of the proximal phalange 2ndtoe ( under 25%). My doctor buddy taped and advised rest. Advise and healing time?
Why do I have a popping feeling in a two week old fracture of a proximal phalange, big toe? Pain occurs after movement and popping. Stay off of it?
Sprained my ankle 4 weeks ago and still have a lot of pain on the side of my fifth toe (phalange bone area) not a fracture nor a bunion. ?
The little toe hit a table leg & 12 week old fracture in the 3rd phalange (outside parallel to the foot) hasn't healed. Surgery or laser to fix it?
3 months : Most heal in 3 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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