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Whats the treatment for a navicular stress fracture?

Whats the treatment for a navicular stress fracture?

Navicular : If it is in the foot , see a podiatrist . He/she will guide you in the course of treatment. Do this sooner rather than later. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a prominent navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone? What is the treatment?

What is a prominent navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone? What is the treatment?

Navicular is a bone: In the midfoot, if it is prominent it sticks out a bit. Treatment may include smart shoe selection so there is no rubbing, padding the area, or shaving the prominence in the operating room. (The latter done by the doctor, not by you of course) ...Read more

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Mri said that I have a mild stress reaction in my ankle navicular accessory. What is it? And what is the treatment? And recovery time?

Mri said that I have a mild stress reaction in my ankle navicular accessory. What is it? And what is the treatment? And recovery time?

A small bone=rest: Accessory bones in the feet are actually quite tiny. Though small, they can be stressed, fractured and bruised. Most of the time, an injury to any of such bones does not require surgery, but rest and immobilization to allow for healing. If this does not prove successful surgery becomes an option. ...Read more

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Subchondral fracture in ankle proximal aspect of navicular. What's the treatment?

Subchondral fracture in ankle proximal aspect of navicular. What's the treatment?

Subchondral : ankle navicular fracture is confusing. Ankle and navicular are two seperate areas. Either way if you have such a fracture treatment will require non weight bearing cast for 4-6weeks and X-ray exams during that period for evaluation of bone healing. ...Read more

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What's the treatment usually for post traumatic avascular necrosis of the navicular in foot?

What's the treatment usually for post traumatic avascular necrosis of the navicular in foot?

AVN - navicular: AVN or avascular necrosis implies that the bone dies. The talus and navicular are the more common in the foot/ ankle as their blood supply is very limited when injured. treatment is very long and time consuming. Can take 3-4 months. bone stimulators are helpful, staying off your foot- non weight bearing, physical therapy - ultra sound techniques help. avoid NSAIDS ...Read more

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I have had probable navicular fracture. The left foot MRI is scheduled to confirm this. What are the pros and cons of surgical vs nonsurgical treatment?

I have had probable navicular fracture. The left foot MRI is scheduled to confirm this. What are the pros and cons of surgical vs nonsurgical treatment?

Pro vs con: Surgery: pro - addresses pathology directly, possibly shorter recovery (study supported), decrease chances of re-fracture. Con- risks include same risks for all surgeries. No surgery: pro - no surgery, incision, of possible surgical complications, or recovery period from surgery, cheaper. Con- may not heal fracture on timely manner, may need surgery anyways and you just wasted 3 months in cast. ...Read more

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How you tell me about accessory navicular treatments and surgery?

How you tell me about accessory navicular treatments and surgery?

See below: Conservative care consists of orthotics and possible cortisone injection for pain and inflammation. Surgery would only be done if pain becomes chronic or there is difficulty wearing shoes. During the surgery the extra bone is removed and at times the tendons around the bone have to be anchored to the remaining bone. ...Read more

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Got navicular accessory type 3 and quit my job to rest. Been going to therapy to help but woke up with a swollen ankle today?

Got navicular accessory type 3 and quit my job to rest. Been going to therapy to help but woke up with a swollen ankle today?

Ans: Takes long time to resolve. Elevate and ice and no trauma to the ankle. Don't jog or lift heavy objects for a while. Will improve over time but will take some months ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of tarsal navicular has not healed at all after 9 weeks in boot. What are the likely treatments?

Navicular fracture: the standard treatment for navicular fractures is immobilization in cast for an average of 6 weeks. if its didn't heal then most probably it is a displaced fracture. in this case you should consult your orthopedic surgeon as it might need surgery(fixation) ...Read more