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Tailbone Fracture Vs Bruise
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
Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?
Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture,
spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain.
hw long to heal?Overweight
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
bone bruise: I guess that depends on your definition of serious. While bone bruises can certainly cause pain and may need temporary activity modification, generally no further treatment will be needed as they heal just fine on their own. ...Read more
Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more
U can't make it heal: the body is programed 2 due this all by itself. If healthy, proper diet NO SMOKING! !! & adequate calcium intake U will heal. Fractures of the junction of the middle & distal tibia have lower blood supply, so follow the advice of Ur ortho 2 a T. Don't push it. Fractures with a larger surface area involved heal better than a hairline Fx, ,which has a very small surface area & heal slowly. ...Read more
Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fracture: Both are not good to have but if pressed to answer most doctors would likely say weber b is worse due to fact that a lot of ligament damage may be present. ...Read more
One in the same: They are the same entity. Be sure to rest and ice the area to decrease your symptoms. ...Read more
Same: "boxers" fracture and "brawlers" are the same: 5th metacarpal neck fractures often sustained in a clenched fist injury.Real boxers more commonly injure the 2nd metacarpal( index finger vs. Pinkie)neck when boxing.... 5th metacarpal neck fractures are extremely common and the majority can be treated w/ closed reduction and splinting ...Read more
Yes: Usually it would be difficult to walk. ...Read more
Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How would u treat Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain? w/ extensive damage. 4x Ligament/tendon tear, 2bone contusion, hairline fracture medial malleoius +more
Depends: On what you mean by trauma. Kids can walk and turn a certain way wrongly and sustain spiral femur fractures. As for adults, i believe this is much less common (without any sort of prior weakness to the bone itself) and would more likely require a traumatic force. ...Read more
Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. fracture on X-Ray of ankle.
Wrist pain/swelling and constant need to "crack/pop" wrist after intraarticular distal radius fracture a year ago. Fracture healed; what can it be?
How to protect collapse of talus dome. Diagnosed with avn 6 month post injury. Undisplaced verticle talus body fracture. No joint involved. Ptb brace?
Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...Read more
Fracture: Check with orthopedic surgeon & get good x-rays. ...Read more
Get an x-ray: Best to consult a doctor and have an x-ray taken. ...Read more
Fractured bone?: Both conditions are painful. On examination, both can be tender as well. The best way to differentiate is to get an xray. Some fractures may not show up on plain xray, but that is the best place to start. Occasionally, if xrays are not conclusive, but symptoms persist, other studies such as MRI can be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more
An xray will tell --: And seeing an orthopod will confirm, it to be one or the other. At age 49, you don't get a growth plate problem; unless the question was about some kid. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Best to see a podiatrist for exam and x-ray. ...Read more
What is the risk of a wait and see approach to an injury that may be either a bad swelling bruise or possibly a fracture?
Depends: Depends on where it is and how much it hurts some more minor fractures can be treated with "benign neglect" for a good result and others cannot the risk is that a fracture could displace worse in some situations if you had a really bad fracture you would most probably know it right off the bat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?
Yes and no: An x-ray can show a fracture of the ribs but will not show a bruise. However, rib fractures can be hard to see and may be missed. Which organ are you referring to? Organ damage is hard to see on x-ray depending on the organ. Lung damage can be seen but you will need a CT scan with Contrast to see Liver, spleen or kidney damage. ...Read more
I've fractured the tibial plateau after falling with my leg hyperextended. A week later, there's a huge bruise. Could I have torn a muscle?
Blood: Tracks down due to gravity so trauma to soft tissue and bone will give a hematoma ...Read more
My 35lb daughter jumped on m ankle 1 wk ago and it never swelled up but is still very painful and bruised. It's hard to walk. Could it be fractured?
Possible: Have an xray taken.Get a more detailed answer ›
20yrs ago horse fell into,pinning me into a drain.refused medical advise,thought it was bruising. 5yr pain in lower,[email protected] illiac.hip locks.fractured?
HORSE FELL ON HER: WHAT, PRAY LADY, IS YOUR QUESTION?Get a more detailed answer ›
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...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
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