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Trimalleolar Ankle Fracture Dislocation
-a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & ...Read more
I had an ankle fracture/dislocation 10 years ago, and had surgery to reduce, fixed with a series of screws. My ankle is now frequenlty warm and itchy.?
I had a trimalleolar ankle fracture and am 6 weeks post operation. Will I be able to walk normally after some time or will I limp?
A little hard work: With surgical repair of a trimalleilar fracture you should be able to walk without a limp within 3-4 months. Full recover is reached faster with physical therapy. The faster you can regain full range of motion and rebuild strength the faster you'll get there. Good luck with your rehab. ...Read more
ORIF: Open reduction internal fixation which means making incisions, putting the bones back in the proper position and holding the bones in the proper position with metal plates and screws. ...Read more
Good: This depends on a lot of factors including how large the posterior fragment is and if it was reduced, how the syndesmosis is fixated, and if there is any other additional injuries other than the bone like an osteochondral fracture. ...Read more
I had trimalleolar ankle fracture and am now walking in an aircast, but the pain is quite bad. Do I need pt? My dr. Said I did not, but I think I do.
What indicators on the x-ray signify that an ankle is ready to be weight-bearing after an ORIF for a trimalleolar ankle fracture? (no gaps, etc)
Signs for healing: On xray the fracture site will appear healed in 3 different views... meaning new bone growth is seen overlying the fracture site... and yes no gaps present! ...Read more
Trimalleolar ankle fracture, just got cast off after six weeks, have no walking cast or boot. Dr said see him in three weeks, when can I start pt?
What are the pros and cons for getting the hardware removed from a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation surgery?
Need Orthopedist: Trimalleolar fracture is fx of medial and lateral bone sticking out at both side of ankle and piece of calcaneus (heel) bone. Once the bones completely heal, one can elect to leave the hardware in for years, or remove it. If one has an experienced orthopedist that set the fractures, or hardware causing pain, remove it. Can get second opinion, but that ortho will likely refer back to do it. ...Read more
It depends: By "severe" I assume you required surgery and have a little hardware store in there. After the initial 2 month period of non-weight bearing and another 2 months of physical therapy, you may begin power walks at 6 months, and resume your running on a limited basis in 8 months. If your injury was not that severe and you didn't have surgery, you'd probably be running again in 4-5 months. ...Read more
How long (roughly) does the pain last after orif ankle surgery (trimalleolar fracture)? A few weeks?
Weeks: The initial pain should improve within a few weeks but soreness and swelling may be present for several months. Keep pressure off of your foot/ankle and elevate when possible. Ice is usually helpful. ...Read more
I have a trimalleolar fracture and it has been fixed with ORIF. I'm having pain inside my cast at the ankle. At 4wks post op my cast is quite loose. N?
I had a trimalleolar fracture of my ankle 5 years ago that healed without surgery. I have always had pain, but recently its gotten much worse. Why?
4 month S/P ORIF Trimalleolar fracture of ankle. I have moderate swelling and sharp pain in location of 2 screws. Do the screw need to be removed?
Painful hardware: Any time there is foreign material, including well intentioned screws used to repair fractures, and the hardware is symptomatic, that hardware should be considered for removal. Metals serve no purpose once bones have healed. This is assuming that bony healing has actually occurred, which is not always the case. See your orthopedic surgeon for his recommendations. ...Read more
Most likely not: Unless you have problem in knee before or during the injury which the fracture. ...Read more
Can morton's neuroma (absence of tight fitting shoes history) develop as result of a trimaleolar ankle fracture? What criteria relates it to injury
What therapy is involved with recovery of a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation surgery? Am I going to be able to ride my horse again?
Ankle and horses: It would be presumptuous and rash of me to tell you that absolutely you will ride again. However I strongly suspect you will. Physical therapy will involve regaining range of motion in your ankle and foot and also strengthening of that entire leg. You may actually find initially that riding will be easier than walking. Please let the fracture heal first though. Good luck ...Read more
What makes sense? There is no ___ fracture, dislocation, or bony abnormality. Sounds like digmountable.
I'll demonstrate...: The word is "demonstrable". This is often used in describing x-ray interpretations. ...Read more
I got injured in pinky finger and it got dislocated and fracture. Dislocation is corrected and idoc has put splint for fracture. Recovery time?
1 month/: Depending on the severity of the fracture and your age, it would be 4-6 weeks ...Read more
I've had this rt. Knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation, wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?
A few possibIiltiies: Knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions. Causes such a meniscal injury, ligament injury, patellar syndromes are likely ruled out by negative X-rays. Some type of arthritis, gout, pseudo gout etc can occur without X-ray abnormalities, especially early in the disease. An often overlooked cause is sitting position, folding a leg under or around the leg of chair of example. Re-evaluate. ...Read more
This means that-: -a fracture & a dislocation is present in the same joint. Common places R hip shoulder & fingers. As an explanation of 1 is the hip. In cases of this sort it usually takes significant force as in an auto accident. The knee is impacted by the dash & force travels up the femur, & it's driven in 3 hip joint. Then the energy impacts the back rim of the acetabulum & it fractures & the fem head follows. ...Read more
How do I keep my 89 yr old gma with alzheimer's from taking her cast and sling off? She has a fracture, dislocation and stitches. 3 ER visits 1 day.
Pain control: For behavioral disturbances of dementia the best technique will be reorientation and distraction, to focus in something else, but before any pain or discomfort should be addressed and treated this will require a lot of supervision. Pharmacological treatment can be considered in some cases but should be tailored individually based on other health problems and other medications being given. ...Read more
Knee injury 2 years ago x-rays show no fracture, dislocation or abnormality of soft tissue. Mri mild to normal still continue to feel dull ache pain?
Let me explain:
You have done the MRI and were normal?
In this case we have two possibilities.
1-the pain coming from the knee itself, in this case most likely mild case of arthritis of some kind, I would try Motrin for a week if you feel better that your diagnosis.
2-if you did not feel better the in the knee coming from some place and we have were it is comming from.
Good luck. ...Read more
Very: This one is among the severest of fractures; and the 'hardware' is placed to stabilize the joint so it can help the joint heal. ...Read more
Many months: Even after the fracture is healed and you are able to walk, your skin, tendons, muscles and ligaments continue the healing process for up to a year. It is not unusual for your ankle to stay swollen for a number of months after the surgery. The bones themselves should be healed within 6-8 weeks, on average. ...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
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
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