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Pubic Rami Fracture
My last ex-rays showed that I have chronic left and right sacral and bilateral superior and inferior pubic rami fractures with callus. Does that mean ?
See below: Chronic fractures mean that they are old and not new fractures. The callus seen on X-ray is one sign that they are not new because callus is a term to describe bone healing around a fracture. The locations of the bones described are in and around your pelvis. I would not hesitate to discuss these findings directly with your doctor. ...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
Tincture of time...: Pelvic bone is a VERY stable bone and surrounded by multiple tough ligaments and fascial bands. IF can be painful because many of you thigh and hamstring muscles attach to it. Typically treated with time, pain control and progressive walking as you can tolerate. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a fractured pubic symphysis, what should he do to aid in this recovery ie. Rest, keep moving, ice it etc
Activity as tolerate: These injuries are almost always treated with observation and slow return to activity . I recommend following the doctors advice but likely slow progress in activity will be suggested ...Read more
I have fractures of the bilateral superior pubic rami rt comminuted & mildly displaced. Fracture rt inferior pubic ramus. Also a buckle fracture of the anterior aspect lf sacrum. Stable or not stable?
I have nondisplaced fractures of both pubic bones, not diagnosed for 6 weeks after injury. Still aches some. How long will it take to heal?
Another 6 weeks: It'll take another 6 weeks, most likely, to heal completely, so the aching will continue but will get better. ...Read more
Dx 2 days ago with comminuted mildly displaced fracture right superior pubic ramus & non displaced fracture right inferior pubic ramus how to heal?
Generally treated --: With bedrest, pain meds, protected weight bearing with a walker, as tolerated. Surgery might be considered if the fx is displaced or unstable due to associated injuries to other bones or ligaments or involvement of nerves/blood vessels or an abdominal injury. You probably just need the rest, nsaids, and a walker, since the injury was 2 days previously. ...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