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Treatment For Spiral Fracture
Immobilization.: Usually immobilzation for an appropriate time as determined by a pediatric othopedist. ...Read more
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
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
Fibula spiral fracture at ankle: 6 weeks in cast, typically, what is follow up treatment after cast is removed? X rays look great.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Spiral fracture: The fracture requires about 6 weeks to heal. There may be longer recovery to regain mobility. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Fractuee: As long as you are under the care of a doctor your spiral fracture should heal and you will be fine. ...Read more
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
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
No problem: As long as it healed with no complication. ...Read 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
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
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
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
I have a spiral fracture of my humerus the injury is a week old its just below the shoulder to mid humerus.?
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
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
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