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Doctor insights on: Surgery Where Concrete Is Injected In Fractures

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I have a completely fractured clavicle should I get surgery?

I have a completely fractured clavicle should I get surgery?

Depends: In past never recommended surgery for clavicle fractures. With time there are certain subtypes of displaced clavicle fractures that do better with surgery. You trade a bump on the bone where the clavicle heals for a scar where the surgery was in some cases. See an orthopedic surgeon and go over your options and see which type you have and the prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Can i travel with fractured humerus bone after a surgery?

Can i travel with fractured humerus bone after a surgery?

Yes: You could travel as long as you do not have serious complications. ...Read more

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Do subchondral fractures of the navicular ever need surgery?

Do subchondral fractures of the navicular ever need surgery?

Sometime: sometime depend on the shape of the bone and how much displacement
hand surgeon and orthopedic doctors worry about vascular necrosis to this type of fracture, which could be avoided by internal fixation,which mean surgery.
sometime they treated with a simple cast, and wait to see if the bone will heal.
check with a hand surgeon,or orthopedic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long for a person to recuperate after fractured hip surgery?

Can you tell me how long for a person to recuperate after fractured hip surgery?

Depends....: This really depends on the person and the surgery. What kind of surgery did the person have? What were the restrictions given by the surgeon after surgery? What was his function before surgery?what is is weight? Dis hue/she have associated injuries? what kind of support does he have (family)? what is his/hers occupation? Did the injury happen at work? what physical therapy is he/she getting? etc. ...Read more

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Is a women able to have a child with ankloysing after vertebrae fractures and surgery?

Yes: Yes, you likely should not have any problem conceiving or having a child solely based on your spinal surgery/fracture, as vertebral fractures don't affect the shape/morphology of you pelvic inlet/outlet. However, you have to discuss this with a spine surgeon in your area. They may need to evaluate you, and then review your post-operative images and any residual symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to surgery for a fractured ankle that has not healed after 8 weeks?

Yes: If there is good bone position then a bone growth stimulator and immobilization with no weight bearing may heal it. ...Read more

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How long after surgery to fix a fractured wrist plate and screw fixation can you drive a manual car?

Healing: Of a wrist fracture take somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks. Your doctor needs to evaluate your healing through x-rays and the films/images will show when your fracture is healed and ready for any activity. ...Read more

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How exactly would surgery help/fix a fractured kneecap that required it and what does the surgeon actually do?

How exactly would surgery help/fix a fractured kneecap that required it and what does the surgeon actually do?

Depends: If your orthopedic surgeon decides it would be best to fix the fracture, he or she will also decide the best way to fix it. Sometimes pins or screws are used. Sometimes wires. Sometimes the patella is just removed. ...Read more

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I fractured my clavicle two days ago when snowboarding. I need a second opinion on whether i need surgery or not.

I fractured my clavicle two days ago when snowboarding. I need a second opinion on whether i need surgery or not.

See another doc: See another orthopedic doctor who can examine you and look at your x-ray and give you a second opinion. Most fractured collar bones do not require surgery. ...Read more

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I completely fractured my tibia/fibula. During surgery, a rod was placed through my tibia, but my fibula remains split in half. Is this normal?

Yes: I know it may not sound quite "right" to you, but that is what is typically done. By stabilizing the tibia with a rod, the leg is stabilized allowing the fibula to heal without instrumentation of the fibula itself. ...Read more

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Hey, my jaw got fractured in spent ember and the initial surgery of putting plates and screws in my jaw etc didn't heal properly after 10 weeks of?

What to do:: Why are you seeking advice on the internet from dentists who have not treated you and know nothing of your specific circumstances? I strongly recommend that you consult with the Oral Surgeon or other doctors treating you and if necessary get a second opinion from other well respected professionals in your area. ...Read more

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Do calcaneal stress fractures ever require surgery? I think I have one but I'm scared I'll get told I need surgery as I just had surgery 4 months ago

Depends: Typically stress fractures of the calcaneus requires simple immobilization in a cast or a CAM walker with no weight placed on the foot. Your description of surgery 4 months prior is unclear. Was the surgery on the same heel? See your surgeon for re evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently fractured my right humerus and had surgery 4 days ago. I notice alot of fluid retention today. Is this normal? And I still have lot of pain

I recently fractured my right humerus and had surgery 4 days ago. I notice alot of fluid retention today. Is this normal? And I still have lot of pain

Pretty normal: Hi. Ouch, you poor thing! Yes pain and swelling are quite to be expected 4 days after the surgery. Was it a low trauma fracture? If yes, consider asking your doc to get a bone densitometry study (DXA, DEXA). If it was a high trauma appropriate fracture, disregard that. Keep the arm elevated to help reduce the swelling. Take your pain meds; if you have constipation with them, take psyllium and/or s ...Read more

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Fractured my lateral malleolus, minimally displaced, doc said no surgery. After howmany weeks can I bear weight? Can it stilldisplace after 4/5 weeks?

Fractured my lateral malleolus, minimally displaced, doc said no surgery. After howmany weeks can I bear weight? Can it stilldisplace after 4/5 weeks?

Progressive weight : Progressive weight bear over 2-3 weeks to full weight by 3-4 weeks . Unlikely to displace at 4-5 weeks unless you incur additional trauma ...Read more

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Tip of lateral malleolus fractured. One dr. Recomends 4 week cast and the other dr. Recomends surgery. Confused. I am in a semi cast due to the swelli?

Tip of lateral malleolus fractured. One dr. Recomends 4 week cast and the other dr. Recomends surgery.
Confused. I am in a semi cast due to the swelli?

Ankle fractures: Some patterns do well with casting some do not
Basically it become more about the alignment of the ankle joint if the tibio talar joint is aligned and maintained then no surgery is recommended if the bone is nondisplaced and doesn't invlove the ankle joint e.g. Tip of fibula if the tibio talar joint is displaced then anatomic reduction is attempted to prevent ankle arthritis late hope this helps ...Read more

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Do all Jones fractures require surgery?

Jones fractures: All Jones fractions do not need surgery. If the fracture is displaced, surgery may be indicated. A Jones fracture should be immobilized in a walking boot or a cast with crutches for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. If there is evidence of The bone not healing properly, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Do 3 or 4 part fractures always need surgery?

Occasionally not: In the very elderly or medically frail or low activity patient there may be indications to not perform surgery on these fractures. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is needed to repair a fractured tibia?

Usuallly a Rod: Depending upon the location of the fracture, and the type of fracture, various rx are available - the intramedullary nail is the commonest. Plates and screws are used nearer the knee and ankle. Occasionally, an external fixator is used. ...Read more

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Why do i itch after surgery? (fractured femur)

Why do i itch after surgery? (fractured femur)

Healing or drugs?: Sometimes healing is associated with itching. As wounds heal you may feel itchy at the site of the wound. Alternatively, pain drugs, particularly opiates, can make you itch all over. ...Read more

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What happens during surgery for a fractured leg?

Fractured leg: The treatment for a fracture leg depends on the location of the fracture and the displacement of the fractured fragments. A simple nondisplaced fracture can be treated in a cast and more complicated fracture may require a rod insertion or plates and screws. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for a fractured clavicle?

Out patient: It is usually fairly quick and out patient. You should notice much less pain almost immediately if you have a plate put on it! good luck! ...Read more

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Are there some C2 fractures that don't require surgery?

Are there some C2 fractures that don't require surgery?

Yes. : Typically C2 injuries are divided into 3 major classes. Ligament injuries with various degrees of instability. Normal adult motion is 3mm child is 4 and up to 5 can be normal. 7 mm is transverse ligament and rxd with collar. 10mm is c1c2 fusion. Bone fractures are either pedicle or dens fractures. Depending on displacement they are rxd with collar, hallo brace or surgery. ...Read more

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Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay? This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.

Swelling: surgeon may be waiting for swelling to go down. If you have question about timing ask the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for the reason for this time schedule in your particular case. ...Read more

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Will waiting two more weeks after the suggested surgery date to repair a fractured calcaneus bone not be an option? If not, why? Thank you!

Will waiting two more weeks after the suggested surgery date to repair a fractured calcaneus bone not be an option? If not, why? Thank you!

See below: The concern is that if the bone has already started to heal, particularly if it is healing in a bad position, it may be harder to fix and not have as good a result as if the timing was optimal. It might be ok to wait, but I would definitely discuss the pros and cons with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do skull fractures require surgery?

Usually not: Most skull fractures will not need surgery & will heal over time (a month or two). Very occasionally, we will have to operate for 1 of several problems that can be assoc w/ them: acute bleeding, in-driven bone, & CSF leak are the 3 most frequent (although most CSF leaks heal w/o surgery too). A skull fracture should be under the care of a doctor of course, but most (not all) heal w/ min problems ...Read more