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Volar Plate Avulsion Fracture Treatment
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This needs to be thoroughly assessed by a specialist - you can be seen for clinical evaluation, as the size of the fracture fragment and its position is very important. This may or may not need a surgical intervention based on many factors pertaining to your particular health picture.
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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
Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity. It has been over 13 years, is there any hope for treatment?
Avulsion=: Chip fracture. Unless you are in severe pain, this is not an issue. If you are in severe pain (13 years) see an orthopedic surgeon; otherwise, do not worry. ...Read more
I have an urgent questions about hip avulsion fracture? What are the signs and treatment methods for a hip avulsion fracture?
Mostly non surgical:
The sign is pain and limited mobility of the involed hip.
The vast majority of avulsion fractures heal very well without surgical intervention, but be sure to talk to your doctor about the best treatment for your specific injury. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?
Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner. I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg, as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more
Undiagnosed avulsion fracture left ishial tuberosity. It has been over a year, is there any new treatment? .
Ischial tuberosity: A year old fracture there is typically treated conservatively. Treat the symptoms. Rare surgery--consider ham stretch and strengthening, ultrasound, laser therapy, pt, modalities, nsaids, core exercises, purified omega, etc. If asymptomatic, no specific treatment needed. ...Read more
Avulsion fracture of fibula with inframalleolar swelling, 3w ago. No treatment and still painful/swell. What is the treatment?
Immobilization: Fractures heal with immobilization and time usually around 6 weeks. If you have not immobilized the fracture you may be at risk for malunion of the fracture due to ongoing trauma to the fracture. Best to seek treatment from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Radiographs show a "curvilinear osseous fragment consistent with an avulsion fracture of the anterior talus." What will be treatment/recovery from orthopedics that I meet with next week?
Talus fracture: It's difficult to say without seeing your x rays myself. It sounds likef it is a capsular avulsion fracture, if so it is non operative/conservative treatment. ...Read more
I have a "undisplaced avulsion fracture base proximal phlaanx L great toe" - what does this mean, what is treatment and how long does it take to heal?
Toe fracture: Undisplaced fracture means there is a fracture but bones are still in close proximity. Avulsion fracture means that muscle has pulled the bone by force and caused fracture. Undisplaced avulsion fracture of toe are treated by buddy strapping usually for 6 weeks. ...Read more
Hi Dr I was injured yesterday because of playing soccer and I've got Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity. It has been over 13 years. I'm feeling pain in that point and im worry about it, should I go to the hospital or any treatment for no
Chronic injury: Chronic hamstring avulsion in an athlete warrants attention. Hamstring muscles attach from that part of the pelvis (or "sitter" bone) to behind the knee. Since it is painful, you should see an Orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate and likely obtain MRI. These acute on chronic injuries often benefit from physical therapy and some rest. Further work up is needed to determine if any surgery would help. ...Read more
I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot. What will I experience during my treatment?
DX displaced avulsion fracture, base of big toe after worsening forefoot pain. In rigid shoe waiting for ortho consult. What is typical treatment?
Shoe: From your description, this would likely be treated with continued rigid shoe wear and activity modification. This should heal with time. Most fractures will heal by 3 months. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on where the avulsion occurs and to what degree and what treatment is rendered, will determine the physical therapy needed. The fracture usually has to heal by rest and splint of some sort or may have to be operatively "fixed" with wire, screw or other means. Then, your doctor will recommend the right physical therapy if needed or indicated. Work with your doctor. ...Read more
Avulsion fracture of tarsal navicular has not healed at all after 9 weeks in boot. What are the likely treatments?
What else can cause an avulsion fracture of anterior superior end plate of L4 besides trauma? Gradual pain until one day after working out; no trauma.
This would require: History, physical examination ; x-rays to properly diagnose. ...Read more
Ankle injury: An avulsion fracture may require several types of treatment based on the size and any displacement of the avulsed bone. This could require casting to surgery. An ankle sprain depending on severity could require rehab to surgery. Clinical exam and imaging helps tailor treatment. ...Read more
See orthopedist: I would have to see the xray to make recomendation and have some details about the injury. ...Read more
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
See below: It means that you tore off a piece of bone from the main bone and it has never healed back to the bone. ...Read more
Sudden muscul force: The mechanism of injury in apophyseal avulsions is sudden forceful concentric or eccentric muscle contraction during running, jumping or kicking a ball, which results in traction on the unfused apophysis. Extreme passive stretching and chronic repetitive microtrauma have also been implicated in the development of apophyseal avulsion. ...Read more
Same thing: Chipped bone and fracture are same thing. A chipped is just a small fracture. ...Read more
Weeks: It takes a lot of force to create this injury. So six weeks, things should be on the mend. If not, get some reevaluation. ...Read more
Just went and had an xray and the doc said I had an "avulsion-fracture" - any advice or similar situations?
In general, fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal. An avulsion is a small fracture usually with a soft tissue attachment. Activity such as walking is frequently allowed, because it doesn't prolong the healing. However, for complete healing to take place allow 3-4 months. Symptoms should gradually improve during that time, till they finally resolve. See less
Have hairline and avulsion fracture of L3 vertbra of spine, been out of work for a month and wondering why pain isn't going away.
See your doctor: There are many reasons for continued pain, a doctor will help sort things out for you. ...Read more
I was wondering if an avulsion fracture of the middle cuneiform will show up on a X-ray as I had a normal X-ray but one doc says it is broke?
Does an avulsion fracture cause a hard knot on top of middle cuneiform that when touched causes pain and numbness/tingling but have neg x-ray?
I was diagnosed 4 weeks ago with an avulsion fracture in my ankle, & have been put in plaster. How long will it take to heal & when to walk on it?
Simple fracture: Should take about 6-8 weeks to heal enough to do moderate activity ...Read more
Today I fell on my fractured ankle (avulsion fracture). It twisted a bit to the front. Now it hurts like it used to 5 days ago. What could happens?
X-rays: Needed to see if you additional damage. ...Read more
3 weeks ago have a non displaced avulsion fracture on the tuberoisty of 5th Metatarsal. Been off the foot. When can I start gently using it? Please!
Dancer's Fracture.: This sounds like a fracture know as a dancers fracture. With a walking cast boot and guarded ambulation, count on about 6 weeks for the bone to be strong enough to bear weight without the boot. It could take as much as 8 to 12 weeks tor total recovery and thus back to normal activity. ...Read more
I've had an avulsion fracture in my ankle for 9 days and the pain was getting better but when I started physio it is now getting worse, is this normal?
Fracture pain: It is quite common for pt to cause the pain to increase initially. If this gets progressively worse then I would be concerned. ...Read more
Wk 4 of my avulsion fracture (non displaced) 5th Meta fracture. Back in trainers almost full WB. With almost no discomfort Latest X-ray shows no union, and no ''white smears'' of evidence of callus (?) forming. I don't eat dairy. (not a veggie)
Radiographs often lag 2 weeks in reflecting actual healing. Clinical exam is more accurate.
I typically have my patients with 5th metatarsal base avulsion fractures remain non-weight bearing for 3 weeks, 2 weeks in removable walking cast, then if pain free slowly begin normal activity. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: It can depend on the location. On average bone may take 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more
Where: It is important to know where and how this fracture occurred. ...Read more
Foot break: A tarsal fracture that has 'avulsed' or pulled off a smal piece of bone secondary to a tendon (peroneus brevis, for example) or a ligament. Almost all are treated non/ operatively in a cast/ walking boot w/ progressive wt. Bearing. The serious tarsal (mid- foot) fracture is the 'Lis - Franc' injury. See an experienced ORS if this is the case. Best of Luck! ...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