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What is the best treatment for an avulsion fracture of the talus?

What is the best treatment for an avulsion fracture of the talus?

Consult with dr: 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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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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What is the treatment for cuboid avulsion fracture?

Depends on fracture: A small avulsion fracture of the cuboid may require no treatment other than crutches and pain control. Others may require non weight bearing for a prolonged period of time and/or surgery. It would be best to discuss this with your Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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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

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I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

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

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Undiagnosed avulsion fracture left ishial tuberosity. It has been over a year, is there any new treatment? .

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

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What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

What is the treatment for avulsion fracture of the thumb?

It depends: It really matters where the frature is, how large it is and whether or not it involves the articular margin. It can be treated by a splint, cast or even surgery. The specifics would come from a hand surgeon who could tell you the correct treatment. Go see a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Immobilization: Usually immobilization by cast or cam walker will do it but if a large piece of bone is pulled off them surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of fibula with inframalleolar swelling, 3w ago. No treatment and still painful/swell. What is the treatment?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot. What will I experience during my treatment?

Treatment: X-ray will be taken. Treatment will be aimed at taken weight off the area in order for the none to heal. Typically a walking cast boot will be utilized. Fracture healing is 6to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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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

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What physical therapy is there for an avulsion fracture?

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

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What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

What therapy is there for avulsion fracture?

Depends: This really depends on which bone is involved. Some avulsion fractures require no therapy at all while others may involve therapy. ...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

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Can it be an avulsion fracture or a stress fracture?

This would require: History, physical examination ; x-rays to properly diagnose. ...Read more

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How will I be treated for an avulsion fracture or sprain?

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

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How to treat an avulsion fracture of superior anterior spine?

How to treat an avulsion fracture of superior anterior spine?

See orthopedist: I would have to see the xray to make recomendation and have some details about the injury. ...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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What does an ununited avulsion fracture in the right ankle mean?

What does an ununited avulsion fracture in the right ankle mean?

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

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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone?

What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone?

A tendon injury: Sometimes, instead of a tendon tearing (a sprain) it pulls off the bone. It often takes a small piece of bone with it. This is called an avulsion fracture and is generally treated like a sprain. ...Read more

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What causes an avulsion fracture of the left anterior superior iliac sartorius?

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

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I have an avulsion fracture in my ankle and have damaged ligaments. How can I get this treated?

I have an avulsion fracture in my ankle and have damaged ligaments. How can I get this treated?

See an orthopedist: You need to be evaluated by an orthopedist. You may need surgery to repair or remove the avulsed segment of bone but at the least you will probably need immobilization of the ankle for several days to weeks with subsequent physical therapy. ...Read more

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Ar what point should the inflammation/swelling and pain subside from a cuboid avulsion fracture?

Ar what point should the inflammation/swelling and pain subside from a cuboid avulsion fracture?

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

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Just went and had an xray and the doc said I had an "avulsion-fracture" - any advice or similar situations?

Avulsion-fracture:

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
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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?

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?

May be seen...: On a plain x-ray. If it is questionable, and the doctor thinks the signs and symptoms are strong enough to warrant further testing, a MRI will probably show the fracture easily enough. ...Read more

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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?

Can happen: Deep peroneal nerve runs right over the middle cuneiform bone. An injury to the bone ot adjacent joint can cause a bump, due to a ganglion formation, a hematoma or the fracture callus of an underlying bone.
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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

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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?

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

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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)

Rest: 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

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What is the recovery time for an avulsion fracture?

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

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What is a tarsal avulsion fracture? And how is it treated?

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

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


Avulsions (Definition)

An avulsion is the result of a spraining type of injury where either a ligamentous or tendinous attachment pulls off a piece of the bone at its insertion site. Some avulsions will heal with rest and immobilization, ...Read more