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Wedge Fracture Vertebra
I fractured my L1 (wedge vertebra fracture). Its been 5 years since my injury. Can i play contact sport again?
I am a fit 25 year old
Usually yes: Need to be sure there is no spinal cord impingement or damage from fx. Need to make sure the fx is completely healed and stable. If everything is fine should be no problem. ...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
I have a L1 wedge vertebra fracture is being 9 months and pain is the same, my doctor recommend fusion-fixation surgery, after 9 months is this normal?
Kyphoplasty consider: First question has bone healed bone scan is your pain coming from structural spine a fusion sound s extensive for a late answer to a one level fracture. Pain from surgery muscluar injury after fusion can be as bad as what you have now look at kyphoplasty , corecting spine alignment with osteotomy and screws and fusion is cure worse than the disease my opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I met with accident & got ' wedge compression fracture to L1 vertebra' what is the treatement given in such cases I have been advised only bed rest?
No: That is bad advice. You should not be confined to bed - you will become weak and the healing will be affected. First, find a new doctor. Second, ask about physical therapy or kyphoplasty (a fairly quick surgical procedure). Depending on the severity, one or the other may be indicated. ...Read more
Month ago i got fractured vertebra and am now wearing daily an elastic brace. Can I have normal sex life as long as i feel comfortable?
I was hit by a car 3 years ago and fractured the L1 and L2 vertebraes in my back, and i still have really bad back pain. How can I ease the pain?
I fell down from motorbike and got minor fracture in right transverse process of L2 to L4 of vertebra. Due to which back pains. What's recovery time?
My 85 year old grandfather fell and fractured a vertebra. What is the recovery time for such an injury?
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...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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