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Types Of Treatment For Fractures
In 2013 I had a penile fracture and I didn't go to the ER for treatment. Now having problems. Can any type of treatment help with scar tissue?
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
I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?
Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more
What types of exercise/physical therapy can someone with a type b lateral malleolus (ankle/fibula) fracture do to stay fit?
It will heal, but...: Most fractures will heal no matter what. However, it's best to seek treatment with an orthopaedic surgeon to ensure that the bone heals in an appropriate position. If the bone heals in a bad position, called a mal-union, it may cause pain, joint dysfunction, or lead to arthritis or loss of motion. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for an x-ray and treatment. Healing will take about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Few options: After the nasal bone, the zygomatic is the second most common bone of the face to be fractured. Some cases are managed conservatively with prophylactic antibiotics. If there is greater than 50% of the orbital floor involved or double vision surgery is warranted. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The treatment of a fracture of the heel (calcareous) varies completely on the more specific nature of the fracture. Non displaced fracture can be treated in a splint or cast. Some displaced fractures require surgery. Considerations are maintains the height of the calcaneus, preventing it from widening, and making sure the joints are well lined up to prevent posttraumatic arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Hopefully the fracture is well aligned and it can still be casted or immobilized if it is not nor must determine if the position needs to be corrected by manipulation or surgery always tell my patient better to have a negative x-ray than hope it's not broken and find out that it healed in the wrong position. ...Read more
Spinal fracture: The treatment depends on if this is a new fracture or old and on the age of the patient and the mechanism of injury. If it's an old healed fracture there is no treatment necessary at this stage if it's an acute fracture then bracing may be an option versus surgical intervention. ...Read more
Donut pad: Can try a donut pad, coccyx injection, last resort, rarely, remove broken piece if not healed and injection gives temporary relief. ...Read more
Read where a 15 year olds pars fractured healed after going untreated for 18 months. I'm 22 & misdiagnosed for 7 months. Can it heal with treatment?
Possibly: There are probably many times people will have an episode of severe pain, will rest it, and over several weeks it will get better and they never really get fully evaluated. Some of those people probably had pats fractures that healed and were never treated. There are studies such as MRI/ct/or bone scan that will show if your fracture has the potential to heal. I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple things first: Many can be treated with medication, activity modification (such as limiting lifting). Some will find a brace useful. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty (injection with bone cement) is controversial. Open surgery is limited to people with spinal cord or nerve pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on situation: The collar bone has its own protective sleeve and is often cracked or bent rather than separated. In many kids, a simple crack is left alone and will heal over 3-4 weeks. If the bend/crack is more dramatic, a brace holding the shoulders back can line up the pieces so they will heal. ...Read more