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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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I have a spiral fracture on my leg how long will it take to heal?

I have a spiral fracture on my leg how long will it take to heal?

It depend o the age: Children heal faster than adult. Children need about 6-8 weeks adult need about 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Vishal Shah
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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When will I be getting back to normal from a spiral leg fracture?

When will I be getting back to normal from a spiral leg fracture?

1-4 months, varies: This depends widely depending on the exact location of the fracture, which bone or bones (tibia or fibula) are involved, the degree of displacement of the fracture, bone quality, alignment of the fracture, treatment choice, and what your definition of "normal" is. You should ask your orthopedic specialist what they predict for your recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. David Trettin
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In '99, spiral fractured one lower leg bone and shattered the other. Dr says it's healing nicely still. Still, on occassion have extreme pain in leg. Have lots of pins and metal in leg. This why?

In '99, spiral fractured one lower leg bone and shattered the other.  Dr says it's healing nicely still.  Still, on occassion have extreme pain in leg.  Have lots of pins and metal in leg.  This why?

X-ray : This is really impossible to answer intelligently without looking at good quality ap and lateral x-rays of your tibia and/ or ankle.A second opinion is never a bad idea. Gl! ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Allen
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Surgery on spiral fracture Aug. 25/14 steel and screws severely irritating still. Pain also up into upper leg. Could metal be removed early safely?

Surgery on spiral fracture Aug. 25/14 steel and screws severely irritating still. Pain also up into upper leg. Could metal be removed early safely?

Keep in 9-12 months: Generally speaking hardware does not routinely need to be removed. BUT, when it remains significantly symptomatic and with proof of solid fracture healing, hardware can be safely removed about 9-12 months after your type of fracture ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How is a spiral fracture repaired?

How is a spiral fracture repaired?

Spiral means the : Shape and configuration of the fracture is "spiral". Much depends where it is, a spiral fracture in the tibia or lower leg in a toddler is different than one associated with a crooked finger in the hand from a dog leash injury. Principles of fracture treatment anywhere may be to observe and splint or to correct deformity if needed, how may be to reduce it with manipulation, then add cast or surger. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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Risk of working out with spiral fracture metacarpal?

Risk of working out with spiral fracture metacarpal?

Take some time off: Bone needs astill environment to heal corectly thats what the casts are formetacarpalfrx can fail to heal or healcrooked working out wont help avoid these problems. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

Trauma: I have seen this in a kid who fell over his day roughhousing, which was the only somewhat innocent cause i could think of. The injury implys a twisting form of trauma.I suppose a kid who stuck his leg in a hole & fell over could do it, but the possibility of inflicted trauma must be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is it possible for a triple spiral fracture to stop me form joining the air force?

Here are the : standards for extremities: http://www.militaryspot.com/enlist/enlisting_requirements_-_extremities/

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Broken Bone (Definition)

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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