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Tibia Bone Fracture Healing Time
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
I googled it: And found a supplement. Supplements are great for those who have deficiency in that area, but they dont add anything for most healthy individuals. Excess calcium ends up your .. Toilet. Not to say that there arent those who need calcium and vitamin supplements but the mechainsm of bone healing isnt influenced by unless there is a knowm metabolic issue or dietary deficiency. ...Read more
Weight bear as tol.: Since you can not put the sacrum in a cast (it's above the tailbone) only time can heal a sacral fracture. Weight bearing as tolerated is the best treatment. Of concern is there a diagnosis of osteoporosis due to menopause, low testosterone or high blood calcium (parathyroid adenoma) ? A work-up may be needed. ...Read more
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?
It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is what a nonunion is, it really depends on the nature of your problem and the type of surgery done. In the best cases scenario, it will heal in6-8 weeks. In the worst, it may not heal again. You would sure want to avoid nicotine and nsaids. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound: Tibial shaft fracture are slow healers. The average time to healing in a simple tibia fracture is about 4.5 months. There is one study that suggests applying a medical device that emits pulses of ultrasound waves to the bone for twenty minutes a day can decrease the healing time approximately by three weeks. You can argue if this is a benefit or not in a slow healing fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How to protect collapse of talus dome. Diagnosed with avn 6 month post injury. Undisplaced verticle talus body fracture. No joint involved. Ptb brace?
possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more
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
Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even immobilization, while others can have injuries severe enough they need surgery. Initial immobilization is appropriate for many TFCC injuries to see if they will heal. May want to discuss specifics if your injury with your MD. ...Read more
Non-union ulnar osteotomy@18wks, obl cut w/lag screw.On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks.When to do bone graft?What if graft doesn't take?
Injured for >2 months. MRI reveals extensive bone marrow edema in midfoot and navic and subchondral fx navicular. X-ray shows the fx. Will this heal?
Probably: Should be under care of orthopedic doctor. With proper immobilization with cast or brace and then probably some physical therapy the injury will probably heal.Sometimes there may be ligamentous injury but your mri would detect this aberration. Healing process may take longer since injury already two months old. ...Read more
Yes: The vast majority do.Get a more detailed 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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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