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What are the consequences of not healing a midfoot fracture?

What are the consequences of not healing a midfoot fracture?

Depends: There are several types of midfoot fractures. Some can not heal and may not cause many symptoms. Others may cause severe disability. If you have a non healed midfoot fracture, seek advice from an orthopedic surgeon trained in foot and ankle. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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 the consequences of leaving a broken ankle bone untreated?

What are the consequences of leaving a broken ankle bone untreated?

If displaced it coul: If the ankle fracture is displace it could result in instability of the ankle joint leading to deformity arthritis and pain. If the fracture is non-displaced immobilization will allow it to heal uneventfully. You should see your doctor for care. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a fractured wrist is healing correctly?

What are the signs that a fractured wrist is healing correctly?

Variable.: Xray evaluation, and if the fracture does not hurt to press on it usually means that it is healed. ...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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What are the long-term effects of a scaphoid fracture?

What are the long-term effects of a scaphoid fracture?

Possibly none.: For scaphoid fractures that heal, either through immobilization or surgery, minimal long term effects are noted. However, scaphoid fractures that do not heal may lead to arthritic changes in the wrist. These changes eventually cause wrist stiffness and pain. Arthritis can often be tolerated with braces and medications, but occasionally corticosteroid injections or even surgery is necessary. ...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 characteristics of a broken/fractured/sprained toe?

Ouch: Usually one would expect to see swelling, pain, possibly redness and warmth to the area, and possibly deformity of the toe. If you suspect a fracture or sprain see a foot specialist for an x-ray and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a broken toe is healing?

What are the signs that a broken toe is healing?

Reduced pain: Reduced pain and swelling, maintained alignment of the toe, fading bruises, and x-rays that show evidence are good ways to make sure your toe fracture is healing well. ...Read more

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What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

Unpredictable: The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have an opening in the skin associated with them, but it's not the opening but rather the amount of skin, tissue and bone loss as well as possible injuries to blood vessels and nerves that determines the time for healing. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a hairline fracture in your ankle?

What are some signs of a hairline fracture in your ankle?

Pain & Swelling: The symptoms of a hairline/occult fracture include persistent pain, swelling and difficulty walking and standing on the ankle. These can also be small enough that they are not revealed on normal x-rays. If these persist longer than your doctor indicated for a sprain, additional testing such as an MRI or bone scan might need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an avulsion fracture on the foot?

What are the signs of an avulsion fracture on the foot?

Avulsion fracture: See image for example. Signs: swelling, tenderness, pain with weightbearing, possible lump if avulsed segment is out of alignment. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bone fracture in my toe?

What are the signs of a bone fracture in my toe?

Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured toe. ...Read more

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What is maisonneuve fracture and what is the recovery time ?Is it any different than any other ankle fracture?

High fibular fx.: A maisonneuve fracture occurs when the foot everts and the leg rotates. The ligaments between the tibia and fibular tear and a break occurs in the fibula in the upper 1/3 of the bone. It is often missed because of being out of view (above) of most ankle x-rays. It is often surgically repaired by placing a long screw between the bones for stability. 4-8 weeks of nonweightbearing is common post-op. ...Read more

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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