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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 ?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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What to do if i fractured my pubic bone?

What to do if i fractured my pubic bone?

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

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Could someone let me know what is a " pubic ramus fracture ; left side ?''

Could someone let me know what is a " pubic ramus fracture ; left side ?''

Yes.: The pubic ramus is part of the pelvic bone, the front part that meets up with the pubic bone (the one that can be felt in the pelvis, lower front abdominal wall). Sounds like this is a bone fracture in the left side of the pubic ramus. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a fractured pubic symphysis, what should he do to aid in this recovery ie. Rest, keep moving, ice it etc ?

My boyfriend has a fractured pubic symphysis, what should he do to aid in this recovery ie. Rest, keep moving, ice it etc
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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

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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 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?

Hard to say: Certainly these are serious injuries, but they likely do not need surgical fixation - depends on the displacement. Unfortunately, a patient with these fractures will need to be immobilized for a few weeks in order to facilitate proper healing. ...Read more

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Subsequent to sex and it still hurts. Could I have fractured my pubic bone?

Subsequent to sex and it still hurts. Could I have fractured my pubic bone?

Unlikely: This is pretty unlikely. It takes a lot of force (most commonly, a car accident or a significant fall) to fracture a pubic bone, so unless you think there was that much force, i wouldn't worry about a fracture. More likely it's just inflammed. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

Groin or Butt Pain: For an acute fracture there will be groin pain worsened by moment of the hip. Stress fractures have also been described. Those with stress fractures may complain of buttock pain or posterior thigh pain aggravated by exercise such as running. ...Read more

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Dx 2 days ago with comminuted mildly displaced fracture right superior pubic ramus & non displaced fracture right inferior pubic ramus how to heal?

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 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