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Toe Injury Not Healing Correctly
Metatarsal stress fracture- 16 weeks of boot, crutches- pain, swelling. Some callus evident but healing incomplete on x-ray. What can be done?
Can u do surgery13 weeks after initial injury to repair ulna&radius broken mid shaft showing poor bone healing&appears to be healing "bowed"(bad angle?
Yes: While it is harder to get a perfect reduction. You should have the surgery sooner then later. Find an orthpedic surgeon who has done this before. ...Read more
3rd metatarsal stress fracture- 19 weeks boot, crutches. Sore, swollen- not healed but exuberant callus. Will it heal with boot or try other options?
Months: The scaphoid is a very slow bone to heal. Depending on your age and displacement of fracture, it may take months before the fracture appears healed on an xray. It is important to follow the fracture to make sure it heals, as the scaphoid may go on to nonunion (not heal), or avascular necrosis (loss of blood supply with eventual collapse). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CRPS diagnosed after foot injury and surgery. Hard to wear shoes, but moon boot can be worn carefully over foot and protects it. Is that fine?
Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?
Not typically : No, not typically. If the fractures were that unstable, we would really have to stabilize them with some form of fixation. If your fractures are not displaced, it is highly unlikely you could dipsplce them dimply by "wiggling" your toes. ...Read more
Is there any non-surgical methods to manage a scaphoid fracture that hasn't healed properly - Herbert screw inserted 15years ago but bone didn't heal?
Depends: It depends if the bone is in good alignment and position so that the ends are together. ...Read more
Is there any chances of serious consequences like post traumatic arthiritis after wrist fracture if fracture healed satisfactorily in a correct positn?
Yes and no: Some people feel completely without any residual. However even though the fracture heals there maybe other ligamentous damaged that you can't see very well. To answer this question depends on the individual, their usual activity, their line of work, so before you can make a blanket statements, is important that you follow the rehab program that's been outlined for you. ...Read more
Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage
Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?
Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can unstable type b fibula fractures be wrongly called stable because of ligament injuries being missed could this prevent healing?
Is it possible to re-injure healed spinal compression fractures. Did not have pain until accident but doctor says fractures are chronic not recent.
Compression fxs: Yes you can ,but at your age would consider that you have injured other parts of the spine( facets, disc, ligaments,muscles ) ...Read more
What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?
Cell Growth: Cartilage cells, especially the articular cartilage type, are very slow growing cells so they are also very easily damaged and with enough damage these cells die and are replaced with a type of scar tissue that is not a perfect replacement. Bone on the other hand continues to remodel and can ultimately be fully restored. ...Read more
Metatarsal stress fracture-ok to walk in boot? Originally non- weight bearing, then limited with crutches. Not healed, still sore, swollen- 3 months.
Sounds Amiss.: If it is still swollen and still painful after three months, then it is. more that likely not healed. It makes no sense to continue to put pressure on an apparently unstable fracture. You need to have it re-evaluated to determine the true extent of the healing or non-healing, whichever it may be. ...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
Broken thumb above joint below nail bed 2/24 splint not working. Had symptoms 3/28 2pins.1removed 4/28 not healing. Will it?Surgeon impossible to talk to.
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