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What can a doctor do to fix a broken knee cap?

What can a doctor do to fix a broken knee cap?

ORIF: O.R.I.F. Or open reduction and internal fixation is when an orthopedic surgeon identifies the fracture fragments (with open surgery), then places the pieces back in their anatomic positions (reduction) and then holds the pieces in place with various devices (screws, plates, wires) - - - (internal fixation). This is often the preferred treatment for displaced patella or kneecap fractures. ...Read more

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What can the doctor do to fix a broken big toe?

What can the doctor do to fix a broken big toe?

Few things: Conservative treatment would be a splint, possibly a digital cast. Sometimes just a surgical shoe. If it is badly broken surgery may be recommended. ...Read more

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How can you fix a broken knee?

How can you fix a broken knee?

Depends: It depends on the level and nature of the fracture. If it's a complicated fracture, it may need to be surgically repaired. If it is not, then one may be placed in a cast. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to give you a plan of action. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your knee cap has a hairline fracture?

How can you tell if your knee cap has a hairline fracture?

Xray: An x ray or ct would best show this. See your physician for x ray and physical exam to be sure. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Routine: Some use a cast and others use a brace. Most fractures have to be immobilized so they do not seperate when u try to walk. I usually let people walk ASAP as long as the knee is kept straight in a brace. As healing occurs I let them start slowly moving the knee ...Read more

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How will the doctor do a hip arthroscopy to fix a labral tear?

How will the doctor do a hip arthroscopy to fix a labral tear?

Small incisions: Through several small incisions, a camera and instruments are passed into the hip joint. The labrum can be repaired by placing an anchor into the bone, and tying down the labrum to the bone and anchor. ...Read more

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How do you fix a broken and dislocated elbow?

How do you fix a broken and dislocated elbow?

Depends on the site : It depends on the site of break and it may need only putting the dislocation back and placing a cast.Or it may need surgery and cast. ...Read more

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What can the drs do to heal a dislocated ankle?

What can the drs do to heal a dislocated ankle?

Dislocation: A dislocated ankle needs immediate attention and treatment. Just like a dislocated shoulder or hip, the ankle may need to be "relocated" into the correct possible and casted/splinted to hold it in place and heal any ligaments that were torn. If fractures are involved, you may need surgical treatment. Do not wait on this, please seek out treatment from a professional in your area. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast. Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation. ...Read more

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What can you do to walk on a dislocated knee?

What can you do to walk on a dislocated knee?

You do not: You do not walk on a dislocated knee, it not possible.I assume you are refering to a dislocated patella and in that case the use of special brace that help to keep the knee cal in place will help. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken toe?

What to do for a broken toe?

Broken toe: If it does look deformed and it's one of the smaller toes you can tape it to an adjoining toe for support. You also need to wear an open toe shoe or a wide shoe. Otherwise you need an evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken toe?

What to do for a broken toe?

Would depend: If dislocated or broken in joint (intraarticular) if not splinting the toe and surgical shoe is good. Ice to reduce swelling if present. ...Read more

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If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

Not always: Pain from meniscal tears often settle down with therapy. Surgery only needed for continues pain or locking of the knee. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix knee patellar tendonitis or what should I to make it hurt less?

What can I do to fix knee patellar tendonitis or what should I to make it hurt less?

Conservative care: Doctors typically begin with less invasive treatments before considering other options, such as surgery. Medications pain relievers such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) or Naproxen (aleve, others) may provide short-term relief from pain associated with patellar tendinitis. Therapy a variety of physical therapy techniques can help reduce the symptoms associated with patellar tendinitis, incl. ...Read more

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What to do for a torn toenail?

What to do for a torn toenail?

Antibiotic ointment: Apply neosporin and a bandaid. If it does not heal properly or shows signs of infection see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in my knees (they don't straighten out). is this a sprain or could it be a fracture?

Can you tell me in my knees (they don't straighten out). is this a sprain or could it be a fracture?

Need eval to know.: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know when a knee injury is serious enough to see a podiatrist?

How do I know when a knee injury is serious enough to see a  podiatrist?

If pain persists: If you have had a traumatic knee injury or persistent pain, you should see your orthopedist. If you have overuse knee discomfort, then sometimes the problems may be secondary to abnormal foot function. Improving foot function with better shoes and supports can be helpful. Chronic or acute problems, see your orthopedist for an evaluation first. Dr l. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix a broken toe nail?

Trim it: Trim it back as far as you can and keep it trimmed while it grows out. ...Read more