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How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

Waiting: Most nerve injuries related to supracondylar fractures recover with time and are related to stretch injuries at the time of injury. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

See below: Once the fracture is treated the usual management of a radial nerve injury would be one of waiting. The nerve could have been damaged by the fracture, or could be compressed by swelling of the tissues around the fracture site. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon and see if nsaids might be a good option, or if other therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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How can I treat supracondylar fracture?

How can I treat supracondylar fracture?

See an orthopedic : These can be tricky some are casted while others have to be operated on to avoid pain deformity and disability the elbow is unforgiving. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of supracondylar fracture bad?

Are the symptoms of supracondylar fracture bad?

Possibly: If you are referring to a supracondylar humerus fracture, the injury can be very painful. With a displaced fracture, there is also risk of vascular injury and nerve injury. These fractures require urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: supracondylar fracture?

What is the definition or description of: supracondylar fracture?

See below: A fracture of the distal end of the humerus or femur located above the condylar region. ...Read more

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Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Displacement: If the fracture is not properly aligned, surgery is typically recommended for the best outcome. ...Read more

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Would you recommend surgery for a supracondylar fracture of the distal humerus on a 79 year old female with adequately-controlled niddm?

Severity: If the fracture is displaced ( out of alignment), and the patient is healthy, then surgery may be necessary. If it is treated with a cast only, there is a high likelihood of stiffness after the cast is removed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand fractures in children?

What is the definition or description of: Hand fractures in children?

Diagnosis is the: Most important as the location, severity, age, angulation, skeletal maturity, and other injury patterns are the most important. Typically immobilization kids leans toward more is better. Kids heal fast and often stiffness is not an issue but proper positioning and determination of when it is safe to go forward are essential. Thus childrens fractures:best treated by an experienced person. Above all ...Read more

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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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What are the different types of ulnar fractures in children?

What are the different types of ulnar fractures in children?

Depends: A fracture is a break in the bone. In the ulna the severity depends on the location of the fracture and the amount of displacement of the bone. Some fractures in the ulna need little to no treatment while others may need surgery. An orthopedic surgeon with an x-ray can make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read more

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Which is the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Which  is the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Clavicle: It is my understanding that the clavicle is the first bone to completely ossify (finish forming) and most broken at any age. ...Read more

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Please describe the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Please describe the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Radius: In my general orthopaedic practice, the fracture i see most commonly in children is the radius near the wrist which we call the distal (far end) radius. This is commonly considered to be a fractured wrist. ...Read more

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Hand fractures in children should be treated how?

Hand fractures in children should be treated how?

Diagnosis is the: Most important as the location, severity, age, angulation, skeletal maturity, and other injury patterns are the most important. Typically immobilization kids leans toward more is better. Kids heal fast and often stiffness is not an issue but proper positioning and determination of when it is safe to go forward are essential. Thus childrens fractures:best treated by an experienced person. Above all. ...Read more

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Can I have more children if i fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Can I have more children if i fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Yes, you can: If you did not have any hardware placed after the fracture, you should be fine to progress with a normal pregnancy. If you had hardware, depending on how extensive the injury, you may need to consider c section. While you will be able to have children, you will most likely have increased arthritic pain at the si joint that might be exacerbated during progression of the pregnancy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could fractures in young children go unnoticed?

Could fractures in young children go unnoticed?

Yes: Children bones are not a rigid as adults, and are covered by a layer of periosteum which acts as a sleeve. As a result, children can have fractures that are either incomplete (greenstick #) or undisplaced (due to the sleeve of periosteum). Since there is no obvious deformity, parents may not appreciate the extent of the injury. Xrays are necessary. ...Read more

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Is it common for children to fall and suffer from spiral fractures?

Is it common for children to fall and suffer from spiral fractures?

Rare but it happens: Any spiral fracture in a kid raises the concern for how it was caused. A twisting motion can be involved, and that raises the concern for abuse. When the physician reviews the story along with the x-ray the issue is usually clarified. ...Read more

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Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

Yes: Yes, for example osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition in which children have extremely fragile bones, leading to multiple fractures. If you are concerned about such a possibility, see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do tiny fracture in children cause physeal injuries or only serious fracture do?

Do tiny fracture in children cause physeal injuries or only serious fracture do?

Physis: The physis implies the growth plate. There are 5 different fractures that can involve the growth plate. Some are more serious than others and they often require different treatments. There are fractures that do not involve the growth plate also. A fracture that is not displaced is good. If you let us know the type of fracture, we can help with your question. All the best. ...Read more

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Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

See details: Specific food will not help. Immobilization and orthopedic care will help. Your question is confusing so if this answer does not help you may want to resubmit it. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can find records/statistics of children falling and suffering spiral fracture femur not abuse related?

Please point me to where i can find records/statistics of children falling and suffering spiral fracture femur not abuse related?

U can Google it. ..: ....The younger the more one suspects abuse. That is why if an infant comes 2 the ER with a spiral femoral fracture they will obtain multiple images looking 4 other fractures. If they R present the law requires it B reported 2 social services who come 2 the ER & access the child as well as the family members. ...Read more

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Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

Do children get clavicle fracture in child abuse?

It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child.If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read more

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Why would doctors say i may not be able to have children after a L1 spine fracture I am not paralyzed why would fertility be affected?

Why would doctors say i may not be able to have children after a L1 spine fracture I am not paralyzed why would fertility be affected?

Dont know: Your right may not be comfortable to carry to term but wont affect fertility expect more than average back pain avoid meds first trimester at least. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis 15 months ago during child, birth still in chronic pain now have hip bursitis would it be difficult for me to carry more children?

Fractured pelvis 15 months ago during child, birth still in chronic pain now have hip bursitis would it be difficult for me to carry more children?

Need more infor: I would need to know what part of the pelvis and to what extent was the break. Most pelvic fractures dont result in issues with carrying or delivering children.

Your OB and ortho doc may need to get together to help make a plan for your next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Ouch!: I am so sorry this happened - it is a rare complication, but as you well know, is very painful. Unfortunately, if you are still having symptoms 15 months out, it is likely this will be a chronic problem, including with future pregnancies.It's not like you can easily put your pelvis in a cast and let it heal. Physical therapy may help, as well as biofeedback techniques to try and put mind over pain. ...Read more

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Fractured right sacroilliac joint giving birth 15 month ago still in a lot of pain ALS hip tro bursitis will it be hard for me to carry more children?

Fractured right sacroilliac joint giving birth 15 month ago still in a lot of pain ALS hip  tro bursitis will it be hard for me to carry more children?

Painfull maybe: It may be painful. You have a higher chance for si inflammation and pain because of the fracture. How intense it is cannot be determined. Speak with your ob, steroid injections may help (before you try to conceive). ...Read more

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Childrens hospital specialist will check eye socket fracture; will it be a plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Childrens hospital specialist will check eye socket fracture; will it be a plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Both?: Plastic surgeons have expertise in evaluating and repairing fractures of the facial bones, including the eye socket. Ophthalmologists (eye doctors) may evaluate the eyeball of an injured child with an eye socket fracture if there is any question about injury to the eyeball, itself, which can happen at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a severe injury in may of this year. Fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. Any comments re: surgery?

I had a severe injury in may of this year. Fractured ulna and dislocation of elbow. Any comments re: surgery?

Monteggia?: A fracture of the ulna w/ associated radial head subluxation / dislocation (@ elbow) is known as a monteggia fx./ dislocation. If recognized treatment is orif of the ulna( plating) and reduction of the radial head dislocation.( it usually reduces spontaneously after fixing ulna)... ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Patricia Foster
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Supracondylar Fracture (Definition)

A fracture of the distal end of the humerus or femur located ...Read more