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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

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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How could i treat a compound fracture to my vertebra?

How could i treat a compound fracture to my vertebra?

It is very rear to : Have compound fracture of the vertebra, the treatment principle of the compound fracture any place should be followed the treating surgeon should be spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What excersises are best if you have a compression fracture of neck vertebra?

Let it heal: You would want to avoid impact aerobic exercises until the fracture has healed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Long time: Those fractures are not minor it takes quite a bit of force to break off a transverse process it will take ~ 3 months for things to get pretty good. ...Read more

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My 85 year old grandfather fell and fractured a vertebra. What is the recovery time for such an injury?

My 85 year old grandfather fell and fractured a vertebra. What is the recovery time for such an injury?

4-6weeks: If it is compression fracture not complicated. Also there is menially invasive surgery we could do called: vertebroplasty this procedure is effective for relieving pain from spinal compression fractures and helping to stabilize the fracture. ...Read more

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Vertebra (Definition)

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


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