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Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Usually: In children a supracondylar humerus fracture is the most common fracture which requires surgery. In adults, the fracture often involves the joint, which needs to be anatomically aligned. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

Non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx what is non displaced transverse fracture involving proximal diaphysis of the fifth proxmial phalanx and what will happen woith treatment

There : There are three bones in the little ("pinky") toe (some folks only have two), and they are called phalanges (the pleural of "phalanx"). The one closest to the foot is the proximal phalanx, the one closest to the end of the toe is the distal phalanx, and the one in the middle is called.... Well, it's the middle phalanx. The diaphysis of a long bone (these are all considered "long" bones even though they're not really all that long) is the middle section of the bone. Transverse means sideways, and fracture means break. So to translate med-speak to english (google should think of doing something like this), you have a sideways fracture in the bone closest to the foot in your pinky toe in the middle of the bone. Non-displaced means the pieces are lined-up nicely, and there is no need to "reduce" it (put the pieces back in alignment). So this is really good news for you.... You don't need to have the thing put back in place, and the fracture is in the middle of the bone, so it doesn't cross or involve a joint, which means you're not gonna get arthritis in the toe later on (at least not from this fracture). Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and since the 5th toe has it's own motion during the gait cycle, you really can't tape a 5th toe to a 4th toe. And there is no need to put a cast on for a toe fracture. So just keep your walking to a minimum for the next 2 months or so. Now's not the best time to do your christmas shopping... In case you have that planned for this weekend like i do... And you'll probably be more comfortable in a shoe with a stiff sole, because bending the toe with every step is going to cause that little piggy to go wee-wee-wee all the way home. How'd i do? ...Read more

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What is the treatment plan for a nondisplaced subarticular fracture of the medial femoral condyle?

What is the treatment plan for a nondisplaced subarticular fracture of the medial femoral condyle?

Crutches brace: A non displaced fracture of the femoral condyle can be treated with non weight bearing/crutches and bracing to prevent deformity in specific cases . It needs to be follwed closely. Often your doctor will suggest or recommend that it be treated surgically. It depends on the fracture pattern and mechanism of injury. ...Read more

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Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fractures also result in AVN which prolong the treatment course. ...Read more

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Complete overriding fracture distal thirds of radius and ulna, bayonet apposition heals? How long?

Complete overriding fracture distal thirds of radius and ulna, bayonet apposition heals? How long?

Needs surgery: If the pt you are describing is you (26 years old) then the answer is it would most certainly be best to have this fracture fixed surgically after which it would take about 3 months for it to heal reasonably well but 2 years for it to fully remodel also check you vit d level and try to get it up to >50 ng/ml for optimal healing. ...Read more

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Subchondral fracture in ankle proximal aspect of navicular. What's the treatment?

Subchondral fracture in ankle proximal aspect of navicular. What's the treatment?

Subchondral : ankle navicular fracture is confusing. Ankle and navicular are two seperate areas. Either way if you have such a fracture treatment will require non weight bearing cast for 4-6weeks and X-ray exams during that period for evaluation of bone healing. ...Read more

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Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

See a hand surgeon: Fractures through joint surfaces are generally more problematic than those outside of joints. Depending on a number of factors, they may predispose to the onset of early arthritis in the joint if the surface is not reconstructed accurately. I would see a hand surgeon to evaluate the particulars of your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cuboid avulsion fracture ?

Depends on fracture: A small avulsion fracture of the cuboid may require no treatment other than crutches and pain control. Others may require non weight bearing for a prolonged period of time and/or surgery. It would be best to discuss this with your Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Whats the long term prognosis of lateral tibial plateau fracture following orif/ 2 screw placement?

Whats the long term prognosis of lateral tibial plateau fracture following orif/ 2 screw placement?

Tibial Fracture: If the joint surface is exactly restored it is unlikely that arthritis will develop. All should go well after the healing period and pt. ...Read more

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Could multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Could  multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more

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PCLavulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adj tibial bone edema.grade1 strain of ACL.grade2strain lateral coll lig strain.is surgery req?

PCLavulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adj tibial bone edema.grade1 strain of ACL.grade2strain lateral coll lig strain.is surgery req?

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

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Minimally displaced fractures in the head of the fibula.what's treatment ?

Exam: You would definitely want to be fully examined to rule out any associated ligamentous injury to the ankle or knee, which is fairly common with that fracture. If it is truly an "isolated" fracture, patients can gradually increase their weight bearing as tile rated and are usually doing well by about 6-8 weeks. Discuss your specific case with your doctor. ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

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

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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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Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Dr. Paul Velt Dr. Velt
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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 more

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Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).

Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).

Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral maleolous ), the medial distal end of the tibia( medial maleolous ), and the lower end of the tibia in the back of the ankle ( posterior maleolous ). The medial and lateral maleolous typically need fixation. Posterior maleolous only if >25% of joint ...Read more

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Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Can multiple fractures of the humerus bone heal without having surgery?

Unlikely: While a single fracture that has not moved (nondisplaced) can heal with out surgery, the more fractures present the more likely that surgery will be needed to stabilize the bone. ...Read more

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Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Usually: In children a supracondylar humerus fracture is the most common fracture which requires surgery. In adults, the fracture often involves the joint, which needs to be anatomically aligned. ...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 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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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

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What is the treatment for humerus fracture?

Too broad of a topic: I cannot answer this accurately. The humerus can be broken in three distinct areas, near the shoulder, the middle part of the bone, and near the elbow. Depending where the fracture is has huge impact on the options. There are non-operative and surgical options for fractures at all three locations but i cannot discuss in more detail without knowing more specifics about the fracture. ...Read more

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Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?

Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?

Humeral plate: I'm not sure what you mean that there is angulation of the plate, there has to be a slight convexity to the plate to avoid valgus malreduction. Physical therapy should start around 6 weeks post-operatively. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms and treatment of a greenstick fracture?

Pain, swelling: Typically the symptoms will be pain, swelling and limited use due to pain. Usually the injury is secondary to a fall and will require a cast for 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured humerus take to heal?

Fracture humerus: The average time for healing of the fracture is 6weeks. It may take longer if you smoke or have diabetes, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What sort of treatment can I get for my fibula stress fractures?

What sort of treatment can I get for my fibula stress fractures?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my old fracture needs treatment?

Associated symptoms: If you are having new or persistent pain, swelling, numbness, tingling you may need further treatment. Recommend you see a sports medicine doctor or orthopedist for further evaluation to determine what treatment is needed, if any. ...Read more

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I have avulsed fracture of humerus (at the top), in sling, pain worsening?

I have avulsed fracture of humerus (at the top), in sling, pain worsening?

See doc: If u have sustained a recent fracture of the greater tuberosity of the humerus( assuming from history ) that is not significantly displaced(>.5-1cm)non- surgical treatment is generally sling and swathe . Sometimes the pain may worsen the first week. Try icing the shoulder and sleeping in a recliner position or actual recliner.U may require pain medicine. After 2 -3 wks.Pain improves dramatically. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for a crush fracture of t7 ?

See spine doc: Orthopedic spine doc is your best bet. Determine if high or low energy injury, amount of collapse, nerve root involvement, osteoporosis, ? Tumor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: humerus fracture?

Arm bone break: It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured anywhere along its length. ...Read more

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What should I expect for recovery and treatment with a jones fracture ?

Jone fractures: These fractures can be trouble in terms of healing due to the blood supply in the area of the fracture. Many physicians will recommend immobilization and surgery for treatment. Whatever your doctor recommends, it is important to follow his/her instructions. ...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. Milton Alvis, jr
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Supracondylar Fracture (Definition)

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