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What Does It Mean To Have An Acute Fracture
"Acute" = New/recent: "acute" just means that whatever it is is new. So "acute fracture" means the bone is recently broken. Usually we can see signs of healing on an x-ray as time goes on. If healing signs are seen, you would not call the fracture "acute". ...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
What does this mean. From a shoulder/lefft upper amr xray. There is evidence of acute fracture or focal destructive process.
Fracture or Tumor: Did you suffer trauma that would have caused a fracture? If not, there's obviously something else going on "focal destructive process." How old are you? If over 50, there may be some osteoporosis--but that is generalized--not a "focal destructive process." Who ordered the X-Ray? Have you followed up with him/her? ...Read more
Hand surgeon: Hi. We, out here in internet-land can't answer that question. Only an orthopedic hand surgeon can. That's an important finger. Get an expert opinion. ...Read more
If I have an acute fracture in my finger and a broken trapezoid bone would I have a cast of splint?
Broken your sesamoid:
Two very small sesamoids (about the size of corn) are found in the underside of the forefoot near the great toe, one on the outer side of the foot and the other closer to the middle of the foot.
Like other bones, sesamoids can break (fracture).
It is common among ballet dancers, runners and baseball catchers. ...Read more
Osteoporosis/trauma: The vertebrae are the building blocks of the spine. They are made of cancellous (spongy) bone. They are stacked one on top of another separated by the vertebral discs. A compression fracture occurs when the bone cannot support the load. Sometimes it is because the bone is weak (osteoporosis) and sometimes because of severe load (a fall or an auto accident). The bone is compressed or collapsed. ...Read more
Usually not: This is a very common accidental injury at all ages, even in the process of getting born. It's not the typical injury inflicted by an abuser. ...Read more
See ORTHO: Some times fractures don't heal well. You can get a mal union or a non union. See an ortho doc. ...Read more
I fractured my skull as a baby, and to this day I get headaches and Migranes only in the spot where it was fractured. Can that mean anything?
See below: It is a spiral fracture of the proximal third (upper part near knee) of the fibula with an associated tear of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis and the interosseous membrane. There is also an associated fracture of the medial malleolus or rupture of the deep deltoid ligament. ...Read more
Compression fracture: Mild compression fractures in healthy premenopausal women are usually treated with a back brace. Healing ranges from 6-13 weeks in non smokers. When the fractures are moderate to severe and interfere with daily activity then bone cement can be placed in the vertebral body (kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty) to repair the fracture and eliminate the pain. ...Read more
I am told that a certain tooth root is fractured. I feel no pain. Does this always mean an extraction?
Consult your DDS: In some cases, extracting the tooth or broken root makes the most sense. Only your dentist can decide if the tooth needs to be extracted or may be saved. ...Read more
Cervical Fracture: There are 7 cervical bones, that join the base of the skull to the rest of the spine in the thoracic (chest) area. A fracture of your neck means that one of these 7 bones has a fracture somewhere. Some are unstable and life-threatening, while others are stable and relatively minor. ...Read more
Depends on location: Fractures of the cervical spine are the result of severe trauma to the neck and treatment varies with the location of the fracture in the vertebra; the presence or absence of injury to other structures especially the spinal cord. These need a complete evaluation including cat scans; dynamic films etc before any treatment can be decided. ...Read more
It means that: It will not move around and cause further damage. It also means that it will heal given enough time. Most important thing is to prevent recurrence by avoiding activity that caused the injury and strengthening your bones. ...Read more
No: Immobilization means to keep from moving, so, improper immobilization means not sufficiently immobile. It moves too much. ...Read more
Could you please tell me what it means by "there is no interval change in alignment of the distal radial metadiaphyseal fracture with mild scierosis?
My last ex-rays showed that I have chronic left and right sacral and bilateral superior and inferior pubic rami fractures with callus. Does that mean?
See below: Chronic fractures mean that they are old and not new fractures. The callus seen on X-ray is one sign that they are not new because callus is a term to describe bone healing around a fracture. The locations of the bones described are in and around your pelvis. I would not hesitate to discuss these findings directly with your doctor. ...Read more
Ankle joint fracture: A trimalleolar fracture means that the 3 corners (maleolli) that make up your ankle joint (tibia and fibula) are involved with the break. It usually results from high energy injuries and because the multiple parts are broken, the joint is unstable and typically requires surgery to restore the articular surface and stability of the ankle. ...Read more
Tibial Plateau: Fractures of the top of the shin bone involves a portion of the bone we call the tibial plateau. There are two sides to the tibial plateau, the inner, or medial side --- and the outer, or lateral side. ...Read more
The bony walls break: The orbital contents are contained within a space called the orbital cavity. The space is lined by bone. The part of the cavity near the nose is called the medial orbital wall. The part of the cavity at the bottom is called the orbital floor. When pressure builds up rapidly in the orbit (such as getting punched) the medial wall and/or the orbital floor rupture outwards or "blow out.". ...Read more
What. Does a spinal fusion mean do they take the disc orthe verabre I was told I need one then I fractured my verabre and now they won't do it i?
Fusion: There are many ways to perform ac usion they all jhve the same goal which is to join two vertebrae to form one block of bone this grosly involves removing cartilage tidssue and adding bon material to bridge space left by cartilage removal removing gaps and keeping stillso solid bone can form keeping still is accomplished with bed rest or cast brace historically nowadays we buiild an internal frame. ...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