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Running After A Compression Fracture
They are similar: A cast and a walking boot are similar and accomplish many of the same goals. The main difference is that you can remove a walking boot but cannot remove a cast. Walking boots are great when the condition that you are treating is safe to remove from the immobilization temporarily, eg to take a shower. In instances where it is not appropriate to remove the immobilization, a cast is better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it possible for a calcaneal grade 4+ stress fracture to heel after 4 weeks of wearing a moon boot?
Its possible: It is possible, but is likely to take longer. Time for healing depends upon age, nutrition, movement at fx site, weight of patient, activity level. Clinical union is the same thing as radiographic union. DO not over use until fully healed. Follow healing by both xray and symptoms. Some calcaneal fractures require internal fixation with screws. ...Read more
It depends: By "severe" i assume you required surgery and have a little hardware store in there. After the initial 2 month period of non-weight bearing and another 2 months of physical therapy, you may begin power walks at 6 months, and resume your running on a limited basis in 8 months. If your injury was not that severe and you didn't have surgery, you'd probably be running again in 4-5 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a non-displaced lateral fibular fracture and am in a cam walking boot.Injured 4 weeks ago.Can i start any mobilization at all without the boot?
Ask doctor: If everything is healing as expected, you should be able to start now. But best to check with your treating doctor first. ...Read more
Shin hematome: Sorry about your injury of shin hematoma. Please apply mild compression with such as an elastic banding and apply ice to the injured area 2-3 times a day. Under no circumstances puncture the hematoma. If there is an open wouond, antibiotics may be required both oral and topical as determined by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lateral maellous fracture that is closed with medial stress fracture I am in a short leg non walking cast still a lot of bruising swelling?
Normal: It is normal to still have swelling and bruising after a fracture. If the swelling has increased/continued and is causing significant discomfort please go to your doctor,urgent care, or ER for cast removal. The increased swelling constricts the ankle in the cast and can cause circulation issues/tissue damage. ...Read more
Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?
Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reinjured ankle 3 days ago, should I already be walking up and down stairs? Previous injury was a fracture. This time, just a sprain.
PT evaluation: I suggest BOTH a PT and orthopedic evaluation as well as the use of an open toe- open heel-pull-on, neoprene ankle support,worn over a white athletic sock. Yes, limit your walking and get these consultations. ...Read more
Confused with gp's?Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Do i wear a cast or compression hose?
Should someone be walking in their boot without crutches one week after their spiral fractured fibula accident occurred?
How many weeks might it be before I can walk on a treadmill after a foot fracture (stable 4th metasaursal).
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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