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What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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 are some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

Stabilization: Typically, a partial fracture or stress fracture simply requires stabilization of the bone, and reduction of impact, especially if a fracture from the waist down. These heal very easily typically. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

Surgery: Most fractured hips require surgery because they heal poorly, or not at all without some form of hardware to hold the broken bones in place. Some, especially in older patients, require replacement. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of ankle bone hairline fracture?

What are some of the symptoms of ankle bone hairline fracture?

Hairline fracture: Pain over bony area of injury, worsening pain on standing or working ankle, swelling, . ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments, causes, symptoms for deformity of the bone or tend?

What are some of the treatments, causes, symptoms for deformity of the bone or tend?

Deformity of bones: Depends. Please supply a lot more information concerning your question, to help you with a more informed answer. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for foot fractures?

What are the treatments for foot fractures?

Fractures: Treatment depends on the location of the fracture. If in the metatarsals and toes a surgical shoe may work. If in a larger bone a boot cast is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

Immobilizatioin: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of healing in a bone fracture?

What are the different stages of healing in a bone fracture?

Some humor.: .....Injury, pain, swelling then the body starts an inflammatory response. It cleans up the debris, blood &edema fluid.In a few days 2 a week the clot between the bones begins to organize and form a framework 4 the new stem cells to grow into and form osteoblasts that make new bone as they penetrate into the fibrous clot lattice work. New bone forms (callus), lump. Then remodel 2 accept stress. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for forearm fractures?

What are the treatments for forearm fractures?

Many: A lot depends on age, location, displacement, open or closed, comminuted or simple. Ur orthopedic surgeon will decide on how 2 treat ; many times this changes as the fracture is followed. Any loss of position may change the treatment plan . So anywhere from casting to reduction ; casting 2 surgical fixation, either external fix . Internal fix. ...Read more

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What are the different types of bone fractures?

What are the different types of bone fractures?

Many types...: The basic categories would be open or closed, i.E whether there is an associated break in the overlying skin exposing the fracture to the outside and thereby increasing chance of infection. Also, intra or extra articular, i.e.Whether it is involving the joint. Also, comminuted, i.E whether the break involves two or more pieces. And lastly, displaced, that is whether the pieces have moved or not. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sesamoid bone injury?

What are the symptoms of a sesamoid bone injury?

Pain over the area: Sesamoid bones are very small bones that are separate from a larger nearby bone. They are difficult to injure and almost too small to fracture. There is no specific treatment, just pain management. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of a pubic bone fracture?

Groin or Butt Pain: For an acute fracture there will be groin pain worsened by moment of the hip. Stress fractures have also been described. Those with stress fractures may complain of buttock pain or posterior thigh pain aggravated by exercise such as running. ...Read more

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What are the types of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

What are the types of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: A grossly displaced clavicle requires medical care and no muscle or joint therapy. This requires physician care. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for a broken shoulder?

What are some of the treatments for a broken shoulder?

Complicated: The shoulder is comprised of many different bones, and among them, many different types of fractures are possible. As with a broken wrist, complications can develop so go see your doctor without delay in order to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a metatarsal fracture?

What are the symptoms of a metatarsal fracture?

Pain on weight : As well as swelling and bruising. Having a history of a forefoot trauma should be there as well ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more