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Stress Fracture Below Knee
Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?
27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?
Conservative : Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace.The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! http://reference.Medscape.Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more
Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...Read more
Bone healed in 5 th metatarsal fracture.. Does nerve damage cause swelling & pain in foot ankle leg thigh and my hip? Ankle cracks some painfull
How would u treat Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain? w/ extensive damage. 4x Ligament/tendon tear, 2bone contusion, hairline fracture medial malleoius +more
Posterior ankle pain w/ plantar flexion; Constant feeling of instability; joint feels like it needs to pop; History of ankle sprains. Suggestions?
Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?
Not healing yet: This sounds like a complicated fracture. Callus is what we look for to show signs of healing. It varies in time before it becomes visible on an X-ray . Depending on when this happened would help explain the findings. As always talk to your orthopedist. Good luck ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?
Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more
2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain full thicartil
Fell 4/24. Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.
Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib, bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?
Absolutely: See your doctor. Don't want a severe pain syndrome to develop, so the sooner the better. Pt may help, also try seeing a good hands-on osteopath to get some of the trauma out of your tissue. Find one at: http://physician.Academyofosteopathy.Org, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org (find a practitioner) or http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/. ...Read more
Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?
Had light leg tibial bone fracture on lefside in Lift crash accident 2 year back, ACL ligament is lax leading to mal aligned knee,my age(34), suggest?
Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more
Very sudden excruciating pain on outer aspect radiating to under knee cap.Unable to bear weight.No recent injury..Hx.Of surgery on knee?
Possible: Or whatever the initial injury was caused both... ...Read more
Stress fracture: Stress fractures are often caused by over use or excessive weight bearing of the problem limb. Excessive jumping, running, heavy lifting and heavy work can all cause stress fractures. Excessive training in sports can be the culprit. Be sure you are living a healthy life style to prevent problems in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8+++ wks, maybe more: Stress fractures of the patella are rare and diagnosis is often delayed by months. Nonoperative treatment involves immobilization and protected weight bearing (ie stay off it). Nonop tx is often unsuccessful and then surgery is the recommended. Healing takes 2+ months, often 3-4. You need to be followed closely. See a knee specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a tibial stress fracture take to heal &without pain. I have a knee brace that I am suppose to wear full time. Hurt it ~6 weeks ago?
Can a Med sized cyst that has caused a 17 year old girl to break or stress fracture her fibula just below the knee disapate on it's own & if so where?
Need follow up ASAP:
I am not sure I completely understand your question, or when your fibula fracture occurred.
if you had this leg fracture related to a “cyst”, I would want to make sure you don’t have sarcoma, or any other type of bone cancer.
Please see someone who can follow up on this ASAP ...Read more
Been to doctor for what i suspect is an ankle and knee stress fracture, doctors have taken since january to make get me an xray. What can I do?
I think I have a stress fracture in my ankle and knee. I get pain after exercise when putting repeated pressure on my leg. What can I do to help it?
How can I fix chronic foot and ankle swelling 1 year after metatarsal stress fracture? I wear a 20-30 mm hg knee sock daily and exercise 8 hrs/wk.
Tiny bone breaks: Stess fractures come from repetative overuse of leg and foot muscles, which leads to small cracks in leg/foot bones. Beginning runners are prone to this. Older people with osteoporosis can get stress fractures too. Treatment can be a walking boot, or crutches, or a brace. Pain meds are more like tylenol (acetaminophen) than nsaids like advil or Aleve as they may (or may not) slow down bone repair. ...Read more
Overloading the bone: Stress fractures often are the result of increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too rapidly. They also can be caused by the impact of an unfamiliar surface (a tennis player who has switched surfaces from a soft clay court to a hard court); improper equipment(imprper shoes); and increased physical stress (a basketball player who has had a substantial increase in playing time). ...Read more
A stress fracture: Should not make your leg shorter.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the difference in symptoms between a muscle knot and a stress fracture in your lower leg?
A stress: fracture is an injury to the bone caused by repetitive microtrauma(for example, in the tibia from running). A muscle knot is not a medical term, but could represent a muscle strain or possibly spasm. So, a stress fracture is a bone injury, and a muscle "knot" is a muscle injury. ...Read more
I have a pelvic stress fracture which happened on July 10, but was not diagnosed until about 5 week ago. I was a runner. Nowgetting night aches in leg?
After recovering from a stress fracture in their foot/leg, is it supposed to hurt at all when first starting to run?
Pelvic stress fracture 2yrs ago-leg turned out due to antalgic gait. Pain is gone but leg is stuck in turned out position. Can this be rehabbed?
Hi=culprit : Ur a antalgic gait may have been due 2 a sub clinical hip fx. Or 1 that was missed. This then caused what we call an insufficiency fractur or stress fx. The hip fx also may have been an insufficiency fx or due 2 minor trauma . It also healed with some external rotational deformity, pain= gone when healed. ...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
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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