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Pubic Ramus Fracture
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
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
Do you know of any orthopedic doctors who may specialize in inferior pubic ramus fractures that are non-union? Sitting is uncomfortable. Thank you!
Ortho specialist: Please start w/your family doctor. Also consider contacting your local medical society. Keep looking until you find the right provider. Peace and good health. ...Read more
If you have this: Condition you should see a specialist ASAP ...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 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?
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
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 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
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
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
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
Will heal: A non displaced pubic bone fracture is more of a irritation than a problem. It heals in 4-8 weeks usually without any long term ill effects. ...Read more
My dad feel from a tree and got L1 spine fractured and pubic slight breakage. Doctor insisting on rest rather on operation for pubic?
Asked and Answered: Your question, repeatedly asked, has been answered for free and accurately. It is rude to keep asking us the same question. ...Read more
Swollen ankles/bone: You may need to limit activity for several weeks to prevent aggravating the fractured area and causing inflammation and swelling/ pain which will cause entire leg to swell down to ankles and you will have more pain undoubtedly. This is the time to allow healing. There are anti- inflammatory medications (nsaids) which can help with pain and swelling. See orthopedic. -go to er if one leg swells. ...Read more
5 days ago I fractured the pubic rami in 2 places an today my thigh an foot are very swollen im bleeding when I pee I had a hystoectomy 8yrs ago?
See a Dr: Immediately. You may have damaged your urinary system when you fx'd your pubic ramus. ...Read more
Should I return to the ER to have my fractured pinky re-splinted? I fractured my pinky yesterday and went to the ER to have it splinted. However, I believe the splint was put on incorrectly (it's weirdly bent and was cutting off circulation).
If you are concerned about circulation you should return to the er right away. If you cannot, you can try to gently loosen the splint, however if your fracture was reduced (put back in place) the splint may be there to hold the fracture in that new position and you should NT just take it off.
Typically one splints the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints (near the nail and the joint above it) in extension or straight and the metacarpal phalangeal joints (what we commonly refer to as our knuckles) in flexion.
However swelling after a fracture can make a bandage get tighter and even if the bandage is not tight a flexed joint can compromise circulation if the finger swells too.
Best to go back to the er or follow up with a hand surgeon in your area quickly. But if your circulation is compromised do not wait. ...Read more
Possible: You re-fracture recently healed fracture or old healed fracture if you apply enough force on it to break the bone. Thank you. ...Read more
Not always: Based on degrees of offset. Fractures need to be "set" if there is more than a 2 mm. Gap or obviously malaligned. The idea is to get the fragments as close together as possible, along with as normal alignment as can be obtained. If healed already, then revisiting the fracture is done only if it is causing some other problem. ...Read more
I had a severe injury in may of this year. Fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. Any comments re: surgery?
Monteggia?: A fracture of the ulna w/ associated radial head subluxation / dislocation (@ elbow) is known as a monteggia fx./ dislocation. If recognized treatment is orif of the ulna (plating) and reduction of the radial head dislocation. (it usually reduces spontaneously after fixing ulna)... ...Read more
Is it possible to re-injure healed spinal compression fractures. Did not have pain until accident but doctor says fractures are chronic not recent.
Compression fxs: Yes you can, but at your age would consider that you have injured other parts of the spine (facets, disc, ligaments, muscles) ...Read more
Fractured my foot about 8 months ago and it started throbbing again after I smacked my other foot yesterday. Normal? I'm assuming they're not related
Foot pain: "Sympathy" pain. Unless you had recent trauma to that leg/foot - NOT related. You may have sprained it after hobbling around from the recent opposite foot injury but otherwise did no harm. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes and no:
It is used in orthopedic to dsecripe the status of the bone.
A bone fracture is a medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone.
It could be used also in other to discripe the same. ...Read more
Not likely: But get an x-ray to make certain. If you do, you are low on vitamin D3 ...Read more
Easy to break a rib!: If you've had an injury that puts unusual force against a rib, you may be able to feel a very tender spot at the point of fracture. An xray can confirm a fracture. Often, however, you don't see the fracture initially - but a little while later, after new bone has formed around the fracture site. You often don't do much - other than comfort measures - as the broken rib heals...About six weeks! ...Read more
It depends.: You can have fractures from major ot minor trauma. If you have a fracture for example from osteoporosis, than maybe you should see your internist and get started on a regimen for that. If the pain is severe and you can no longer tolerate the pain, then there may be other options and you should see a spinal specialist. ...Read more
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
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