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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
Recent: An old fracture is referred to as a chronic fracture. The definition varies somewhat, but an acute fracture usually has occurred with 8-12 weeks and subacute means less than that. As a practical matter, when you see the term subacute fracture on an xray report in someone who had an injury it suggests the fracture just happened. ...Read more
No: Avulsion fractures are when a section of bone is torn away from the main body of bone and still connected to the tendon. ...Read more
How to protect collapse of talus dome. Diagnosed with avn 6 month post injury. Undisplaced verticle talus body fracture. No joint involved. Ptb brace?
Biscuit pack opening: Similar to image of a container of pre-made biscuits being opened, a spiral fracture basically unravels as it breaks commonly due to the rotatory force applied to the bone at the time of injury. The increased bony surface area between the two fracture parts may help provide a more robust healing environment. ...Read more
How effective is PTB brace in case of talus avn ?Undisplaced verticle talus body fx not unite 5 month post injury. Ct scan showing pstchy sclerosis.
Injury >6 months ago, MRI says chronic subcentimeter avulsion fx of navicular with sclerotic margins and associated cystic change. Meaning/treatment?
Ok, xray results say acute transverse non-displaced horizontal lower pole patella fracture. What now?
See orthopedist: Treatment varies but if u are able to lift your leg up straight(slr), then more than likely u can be treated in a knee immobilizer, crutches.If the fracture is more towards the 'center' of the patella and shows signs that it may 'come apart' or displace than surgical fixation(orif)is indicated generally w/k wires or screws and 'tension-band' fixation.Se your ors.Good luck! ...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
6 month injury. MRI: reads chronic subcentimeter avulsion fx lateral navicular with sclerotic margins and cystic changes. Will this require surgery?
Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?
Immobilization: ?Usually the treatment is no weight bearing, followed by a walking boot to protect the foot. As pain improves, activity can be accelerated this process can take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more
Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture,
spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain.
hw long to heal?Overweight
Usdisplaced verticle talus body fracture with patchy sclerosis in talar dome detect by CT scan 5 month post injury. Doc advised for vascular grafting?
Avasular necrosis: Sclerosis in bone on ct or xray can mean one of two things when related to trauma, either repair bone or bone that is not vascularized or avascular necrosis. The usual methods of confirming avascular necrosis are either bone scan or mri.Ct scan is not as specific as the above studies.Vascular grafting is procedure to revascularize the bone. ...Read more
Doc advised for PTB brace for non united undisplaced verticle talus body fx 5 month post injury. Patchy sclerosis in talar dome by CT scan. Options? ?
Yes: A ptb brace is a viable alternative to surgery. Although the healing process may or may not be 100%, it is still a good alternative and worth a try before undergoing surgery. Best of luck. ...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