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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
Toxic or transient: Synovitis, inflammation of the lining of the hip joint, is a common cause of limping up to 10 yrs. It often follows a "cold" & is transient. X-rays, lab-work & other studies are done to rule out more serious causes, especially if fever or other symptoms co-exist. Toddler's fracture, a spiral, oblique undisplaced fracture of the distal tibia, is seen on only ~ 50% of initial x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the standard treatment for a toddler with a buckle fracture of the 5th metatarsal? Fracture is on the end closest to the ankle.
Varies: with the degree of buckling and the proximity to the growth plate. There are two types of buckle fractures, one involved just a single segment of the bony cortex and buckles on one side. Another involves the entire circumference or two sides and buckles in in more than one location. There are differing degrees of risk to the growth plate with each with continued mobility. If there is not obvious compromise of the growth plate, treatment can be a short leg walking cast for 3 weeks. Any complications involving the growth plate may require more aggressive treatment including surgical. ...Read more
If a hairline fracture doesn't close and heal properly on a toddler, how do doctors close the gap?
Would toddler have symptoms w/ skull fracture? He bump heads w/bro. There's a soft red swollen bump on forehead for 3 days. Touch doesn't bother him.
Pediatric fracture : The discharge planning depends on the location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Is it upper or lower extremity, is a cast on the child, how much pain does the child have, are they any surgical wounds that have to be cared for. These are questions that your doctor can answer for you. ...Read more
Clinically diagnosed fractured sacroilliac joint during child birth 15 months ago but still inlot of pain will i be able to have more child in future?
Yes: The sacroiliac pain should not prevent another childbirth. However, the pain there may continue to worsen during/after another pregnancy. You may consider talking to an orthopedic surgeon who would be able to fuse the joint together to get rid of the pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been breaking a lot of bones lately. I did as a child too. I have suffered over 14 fractures, many over last 3 what is wrong with my bones?
Depends: Some people that have multiple fracture may have had legitimate injuries that have caused fractures through normal bone; others will have something wrong with their bones that causes them to fracture. A work up including a bone density test and blood work should be done at a minimum. Thank you. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on how the fractures healed and how well your body remodeled the bones as you grew. As long as there is not much residual deformity, it is unlikely to cause 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