Top 20 Doctor insights on: Subchondral fracture knee
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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
It will heal:
A fractured knee is not specific enough to give an serious answer. Which part of the knee? How bad is the fracture?
That being said. Fractures around the knee rarely have healing problems. The problems arise with how they heal. Most fractures around the knee involve the joint surface. Without treatment the surface may heal with a step or a gap in the articular cartilage and may lead to arthritis. ...Read more
X-ray: An x-ray can be performed to determine if it is fractured. There are many different types of injuries. Each type of injury requires has its own plan of care. Treatment may vary depending on the diagnosis. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate diagnosis and plan of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This depends on. ..: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more
It depends.: This is too broad a question to be satisfactorily answered without getting more specifc details about the injury. Many fractures can be treated nonoperatively, but others require surgery to maintain the postion or correct mal-alignment or mal-position of fracture fragments. If you have had x-rays confirming that a fracture is present, you should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
T region thoracic?: If you mean t region a thoracic fracture, a fracture can affect your conditioning. This may take more time to get back into shape. Usually we talk about a two-for rule, everyday you are out will take two days to come back. ...Read more
Patella: You are likely referring to the patella or knee cap. A common fracture pattern is a transverse fracture, often times they are non displaced. ...Read more
I hit the top of my knee cap and it is swollen. It hurts when I bend or touch it. It has been aching for a day 1/2.Is it fractured or dislocated?
Xray to assess fx: Depending upon the degree of trauma and force imparted upon the patella (kneecap) determiness the risk for fracture. Bony tenderness to palpation would indicate a need for X-rays. Seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon for persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Fell on my knees. Right kneehad no fracture (x-ray).Had fluid there. Fluid was gone after a few days. After1month, hit knee again, got little fluid. Problem?
Bursitis.: It sounds like you had two separate episodes of what we would call prepatellar bursitisThis happens when we fall on our bent knee, hitting our patella into the ground. It's inflammatory and usually self-limiting, as you saw after the first episode. Hopefully the second will behave similarly. If not, you might need an examination and some testing. Give it a couple of weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot of things:
The knee have a lot of structure inside and out side to be injured, ligament, cartilage meniscus, all of this dose not show on the x-ray.
Beside when x-ray is normal dose not means no fracture. So to second stage of MRI to the knee if pain persist. ...Read more
Family practice: Sometimes only by x-ray to know for sure. If pain persists for more than a week an x-ray should be done. ...Read more
Time and ICE: Fractured (broken) bones are painful injuries. Pain will decrease with time as it heals. A brace or cast is helpful to limit motion of the broken fragments. Pain medication is often necessary to improve comfort. Avoid putting weight on the involved extremity. Ice the injured area 20min every hour. See an orthopaedic surgeon for further treatment if you have not done so already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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