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Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Metacarpal spiral fracture -- cast or splint?

Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture, spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain. hw long to heal?Overweight

Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture,
spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain.
hw long to heal?Overweight

A primary healing: usually takes 6 weeks, and then it continues to mold and get more strength. It also depends upon your overall health and immunity state. And your calcium and bone mineral state. Add calcium to your diet and increase water. Wish you good luck. ...Read more

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Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).

Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral maleolous ), the medial distal end of the tibia( medial maleolous ), and the lower end of the tibia in the back of the ankle ( posterior maleolous ). The medial and lateral maleolous typically need fixation. Posterior maleolous only if >25% of joint ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

How to walk after tibia plateau fracture fixed with plate?

Tibial plateau: You will usually walk with crutches with no weight on the leg until the fracture heals which can take 6 weeks. ...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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Tibial lateral plateau fracture?

Tibial lateral plateau fracture?

Fracture: The tibial plateu is the part of the top of the tibia that forms the knee joint. There is a lateral and medial part of the joint called the plateu. The lateral plateu is the outside oart of the joint. It can be fractured. ...Read more

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Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Not healing yet: This sounds like a complicated fracture. Callus is what we look for to show signs of healing. It varies in time before it becomes visible on an X-ray . Depending on when this happened would help explain the findings. As always talk to your orthopedist. Good luck ...Read more

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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...Read more

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Common sense: If it hurts don't do it. It depends on the degree of injury. If not severe, walking using a shoe with good support should be okay. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

Will a  nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

NO: Should not be a problem If it is undisplayed fracture with no over ridding and growth plates are not involved Speak to your doctor may have other concerns ...Read more

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Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Hairline fracture foot child no cast?

Yes and no.: It will depend where the broken bone is and the stability of the hairline fracture. If it is in an unstable region, a cast (and possibly nonweight-bearing) may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Sesmoid bone injury?

Sesmoid bone injury?

Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest. Could be treated by consevatie means. Or surgical means. ...Read more

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Is a mid-shaft spasmodic femur fracture best immobilized using fixation or traction splinting?

Is a mid-shaft spasmodic femur fracture best immobilized using fixation or traction splinting?

Surgery, not always: Operative stabilization of femoral shaft fractures has been shown to improve overall outcome in most cases. This is dependent upon the patient being stable enough to withstand surgery and the ability of the surgical team to be able to gain stabilization of the fracture (may be affected by previous hardware, bone quality, deformity, patient reliability, limb control and other factors. ...Read more

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By how many degrees does a broken bone have to be offset to have to get re-broken?

Not always: Based on degrees of offset. Fractures need to be "set" if there is more than a 2 mm. Gap or obviously malaligned. The idea is to get the fragments as close together as possible, along with as normal alignment as can be obtained. If healed already, then revisiting the fracture is done only if it is causing some other problem. ...Read more

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Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Could you possibly re-injure a fractured bone?

Fracture: Yes it is certainly possible to re-fracture a bone especially is there is another trauma or incident that causes injury. If this is the case an x-ray is warranted. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My ankle always seem to give out and I fall I fractured it 10 years ago and ever since it always feel like its constantly sprained am I re injuring it?

My ankle always seem to give out and I fall I fractured it 10 years ago and ever since it always feel like its constantly sprained am I re injuring it?

Chronic ankle injury: Given the history of fracture, your ankle probably has some degree of arthritis. Ibuprofen or alleve should help with this. More importantly you probably have a chronic ankle sprain as well. The best treatment for this is physical therapy with balance exercises. After an injury your ankle often loses the sense of its own position (proprioception) and balance retraining will help a lot. ...Read more

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Do open fractures in finger usually get an infection, even when they're bandaged?

Do open fractures in finger usually get an infection, even when they're bandaged?

Finger Fracture: Open finger fractures have a higher rate of infection then closed finger fractures but a lower rate of infection than open fractures in other areas of the body. They are usually treated with irrigation, debridement, fixation as needed and oral or IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Should i return to the ER to have my fractured pinky re-splinted? I fractured my pinky yesterday and went to the ER to have it splinted. However, i believe the splint was put on incorrectly(it's weirdly bent and was cutting off circulation).

Should i return to the ER to have my fractured pinky re-splinted? I fractured my pinky yesterday and went to the ER to have it splinted.  However, i believe the splint was put on incorrectly(it's weirdly bent and was cutting off circulation).

If : If you are concerned about circulation you should return to the er right away. If you cannot, you can try to gently loosen the splint, however if your fracture was reduced ( put back in place) the splint may be there to hold the fracture in that new position and you should nt just take it off. Typically one splints the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints (near the nail and the joint above it) in extension or straight and the metacarpal phalangeal joints ( what we commonly refer to as our knuckles) in flexion. However swelling after a fracture can make a bandage get tighter and even if the bandage is not tight a flexed joint can compromise circulation if the finger swells too. Best to go back to the er or follow up with a hand surgeon in your area quickly. But if your circulation is compromised do not wait. ...Read more

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Did I re-fracture my hand? Lifted and threw 100lb maybe.

Did I re-fracture my hand? Lifted and threw 100lb maybe.

Possible: You re-fracture recently healed fracture or old healed fracture if you apply enough force on it to break the bone. Thank you. ...Read more

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What must I do for fractured rib?

What must I do for fractured rib?

Depends: If you have only one or two fractured ribs, there isnt too much to do, and time is your best ally. Breathing exercises and pain medication really is all you can do. The pain should resolve over a span of approximately 3 months. ...Read more

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How to tell if i broke/fractured my tailbone?

X-ray: Your doctor can order an x-ray or other radiographic study combined with medical history and physical examination to make this determination. ...Read more

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Who gets fractured back? What breaks exactly?

Who gets fractured back? What breaks exactly?

Anyone. The spine.: Anyone can get a fractured back. Your spine has 24 vertebrae ( 7 cervical, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar) plus the sacrum. A fracture in any of these bones is considered a fracture in the spine/back. In young healthy people it takes a very high energy trauma, like a car accident, to break the spine. In people with osteoporosis or tumors in the bone, the spine can break with minimal or no trauma. ...Read more

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What is the first thing to do for a fractured back?

Be treated: Be treated by an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for further guidance and recommendations based on the type and location of the fracture and whether there is any associated neurologic issues and stability issues. ...Read more

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I think i've fractured a metatarsal. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: A podiatrist will examine your foot, take some x rays and begin treatment. If it is a fracture with little or no displacement (still lined up), you may just go into a flat soled post-op shoe for a few weeks with some pain medicine. If it is the 5th metatarsal near the base, you might need a fracture boot or a cast. If it is displaced, surgery may be recommended to line it back up and fixate it. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a fractured metacarpal needs reduction?

Rotational Deformity: The most common metacarpal fracture is that of the little finger. When you make a fist the contour of the knuckles may be different. A small depression is probably ok. Any change in rotation of the finger usually requires reduction. ...Read more

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Where do you feel the pain from a fractured vertabrae and how is it treated?

Where do you feel the pain from a fractured vertabrae and how is it treated?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Could i work- fractured wrist?

Depends: Depends on what is broken, how it is treated and what you do. ...Read more

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I'm scared over fractured tooth?

See a dentist: for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options.

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How to know if i fractured my leg?

You will know!: A fractured leg – tibia is significant! even a non displaced fracture is associated with significant pain and difficulty weight-bearing. In the face of leg trauma, it's usually fairly obvious. However, stress fractures can occur with repetitive activities like running. This is heralded only by escalating pain associated with the activity. X-rays or scanning – MRI or bone scan are diagnostic. ...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