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What is the treatment for a spiral fracture on an infant?

What is the treatment for a spiral fracture on an infant?

Immobilization.: Usually immobilzation for an appropriate time as determined by a pediatric othopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What is the treatment for a spiral fracture of the tibia?

What is the treatment for a spiral fracture of the tibia?

Nonsurgical: Or surgical it depend if the fracture, the age of the patients and displaced or non-displaced. In general the non-displaced fracture we treat conservatively cast, brace, the other surgically. ...Read more

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If a 4 week old infant had sustained a spiral fracture what treatment is best?

If a 4 week old infant had sustained a spiral fracture what treatment is best?

Pediatric Ortho: Not knowing which bone was involved in this "spiral fracture", it would be best to have the infant evaluated and treated by a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. They can provide you with information re the best treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury. An evaluation of the setting wherein it occurred & a minimum set of x-rays over the all the long bones & ribs for other fractures. The orthopedist is a player in this event, but no more important than the team that covers the other issues. ...Read more

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In January of 2014, I had got a spiral fracture in and palm. I had got surgery for it with plates to connect it for about 6 months. Although after I had got them removed I had only one session of therapy, making my pinkie not able to bend properly or havi

In January of 2014, I had got a spiral fracture in and palm. I had got surgery for it with plates to connect it for about 6 months. Although after I had got them removed I had only one session of therapy, making my pinkie not able to bend properly or havi

Varies: Your question cut off due to its length. If you are saying you have a contracture of your finger related to an injury and surgeries, initial treatment would involve a full course of therapy and dynamic splinting, if that was not successful then a surgical lysis of adhesions would usually be indicated. Discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How is a spiral fracture to the humerous treated?

How is a spiral fracture to the humerous treated?

Humeral cuff: We apply humeral cuff & and sling if the patient have no complication due to the fracture. ...Read more

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What causes a spiral fracture to the femur?

Physical abuse: A spiral fracture is a fracture wherein the bone is twisted apart like a cork screw. It is usually associated with physical or sexual abuse

the femur is one of the strongest bones in the body. Considerable force needs to be taken to break your femur bone. The most common cause of femur fracture is car accidents or falls from heights. ...Read more

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What makes a spiral fracture bone hard to heal?

What makes a spiral fracture bone hard to heal?

Location and length: Spiral fracture usually located at the shaft of the bone this area is not the most active part of the bone, the other factor the size of the area have to heal is usually bigger. ...Read more

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Is a weber b fracture described as a spiral fracture?

Is a weber b fracture described as a spiral fracture?

Weber B: Weber b is a category of ankle fracture where the fracture line is at or near the level of the plafond (tibia joint space). It can be oblique, spiral, or transverse. ...Read more

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Would a spiral fracture on an infant be visible on an X-ray?

Depends: Sometimes these are not clearly visible depending on the direction the x-rays travel. There are also curious lines that represent nutrient arteries that pass within and through the bone. The best films in smaller kids are taken from several directions and examined closely. A fracture that does not cause an angulation or separate some area of bone may be missed initially. ...Read more

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I have a spiral fracture on my leg how long will it take to heal?

I have a spiral fracture on my leg how long will it take to heal?

It depend o the age: Children heal faster than adult.
Children need about 6-8 weeks adult need about 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Healing time for displaced spiral fracture of 4th & 5th metatarsal?

Healing time for displaced spiral fracture of 4th & 5th metatarsal?

Fracture: If displaced might need surgical repair. Will take about 6 weeks to heal before you can apply any weight followed by rehab for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery required for a spiral fracture of the mandible?

Varies: Depends on the trauma level that caused it, the number of pieces and there displacement as well as the health of the individual. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from spiral fracture of the 5th finger?

Spiral fracture: The fracture requires about 6 weeks to heal. There may be longer recovery to regain mobility. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a spiral fracture on the tibia to heal without surgery?

It depends: On the age of the patient, young patient heal faster 6-8 weeks, older patient it take up to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Will an X-ray be able to detect a spiral fracture on an infant after over 4 months have passed since the injury?

Yes: Old fractures have a particular appearance that is identifiable on xrays, even years after the original injury. ...Read more

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Describe spiral fracture?

Describe spiral fracture?

Biscuit pack opening: Similar to image of a container of pre-made biscuits being opened, a spiral fracture basically unravels as it breaks commonly due to the rotatory force applied to the bone at the time of injury. The increased bony surface area between the two fracture parts may help provide a more robust healing environment. ...Read more

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What's a spiral fracture?

Spiral fracture: This is a fracture that is not linear and does not cross the width of the bone. It is usually elongated and travels the length of the bone instead of the width of the bone. ...Read more

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How is a spiral fracture repaired?

Spiral means the: Shape and configuration of the fracture is "spiral". Much depends where it is, a spiral fracture in the tibia or lower leg in a toddler is different than one associated with a crooked finger in the hand from a dog leash injury. Principles of fracture treatment anywhere may be to observe and splint or to correct deformity if needed, how may be to reduce it with manipulation, then add cast or surger. ...Read more

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Risk of working out with spiral fracture metacarpal?

Risk of working out with spiral fracture metacarpal?

Take some time off: Bone needs astill environment to heal corectly that's what the casts are formetacarpalfrx can fail to heal or healcrooked working out won't help avoid these problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I get a spiral fracture in the metacarpals?

Goto the orthopedic: Surgeon he will take care of it for you. In the meanwhile if you have splint use it and do body taping of that finger to next finger. ...Read more

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Spiral fracture in an infant by accident. How is this treated?

Spiral fracture in an infant by accident. How is this treated?

Depends on the bone: Depends on he bone and displacement. Femur fractures would be treated in a hip spica cast. Fortunately, infants have great remodeling potentiial. ...Read more

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I got a spiral fracture of my tibia a few days ago. Will I be ok?

I got a spiral fracture of my tibia a few days ago. Will I be ok?

Fractuee: As long as you are under the care of a doctor your spiral fracture should heal and you will be fine. ...Read more

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What could causes a spiral fracture of tibia and fibular in children?

Trauma: I have seen this in a kid who fell over his day roughhousing, which was the only somewhat innocent cause I could think of. The injury implys a twisting form of trauma. I suppose a kid who stuck his leg in a hole & fell over could do it, but the possibility of inflicted trauma must be considered. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for humerus to recover fully from a spiral fracture?

Fracture Humerus: Healing time for a spiral fracture of the humerus depends on the age of the patient, comorbidities such as smoking and whether or not the fracture is displaced or not. If the fracture is nondisplaced or minimally displaced, less then 2 mm and the patient is age 20-70, then the fracture should heal in about 8 weeks. It is going to take 6-8 weeks to regain range of motion with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can a femur spiral fracture occur without trauma?

Can a femur spiral fracture occur without trauma?

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

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Anyone know what is a spiral fracture of the ankle?

Anyone know what is a spiral fracture of the ankle?

Spiral fracture: A spiral fracture can ocurr with either the fibula or tibia. The mechanism of the injury is a severe twisting so that the bone breaks in a spiral usually from the bottom towards the top. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period for a spiral fracture of the fibula?

Depends: Normal bone will heal in around 6 weeks. If there is space or gapping between the fracture ends, it may take longer for new bone to bridge the gap. Also, certain medical conditions and medications can delay bone healing. ...Read more

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If I had a nail put in for my tibial spiral fracture, can it ever be removed?

Yes: It can be removed provided the fracture is healed. It doesn't have to be removed, however. Removing it requires another anesthetic and all the risks associated with surgery (bleeding, infection, nerve or vessel damage) so you must consider all those factors in your decision. ...Read more

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How effective is wearing a cast for a slightly displaced tibial spiral fracture?

Very effective: Wearing a cast is one the method of the treatment for this kind of fracture. ...Read more

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I have a spiral fracture of the humerus just below the shoulder to mid point should I have this plated?

I have a spiral fracture of the humerus just below the shoulder to mid point should I have this plated?

Fracture Management: Humeral shaft fractures can be treated by non operative methods. If the fracture is in reasonable alignment you can be treated with a fracture brace and begin moving your arm quickly and through a normal range of motion as your pain subsides. Surgery offers no advantage to healing and may slow down the healing process. Surgery is effective in maintaining alignment while bone heals. ...Read more

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I have a spiral fracture of my humerus the injury is a week old its just below the shoulder to mid humerus.?

See below: If the fracture is as you describe and is not displaced you might need a brace or splint
after 4-6 weeks you will likely need some therapy
if the fracture is displaced you might need surgery to correct the fracture position and obtain the best healing. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can find records/statistics of children falling and suffering spiral fracture femur not abuse related?

Please point me to where I can find records/statistics of children falling and suffering spiral fracture femur not abuse related?

U can Google it.. .: ....The younger the more one suspects abuse. That is why if an infant comes 2 the ER with a spiral femoral fracture they will obtain multiple images looking 4 other fractures. If they R present the law requires it B reported 2 social services who come 2 the ER & access the child as well as the family members. ...Read more

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My son had a spiral fracture to his tibia 2 years 4 months ago should he still be getting pain and be unable to walk and do physical activities?

My son had a spiral fracture to his tibia 2 years 4 months ago should he still be getting pain and be unable to walk and do physical activities?

@ that age the fract: -is well healed. Have him re-evaled by an orthopedist 2 B sure of this. It so he/her can B able 2 give U some insight as 2 why he doesn't like 2 walk. If it is felt 2 be some psychological overlay, a referral 2 a pedi psychologist may B needed. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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