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What does it meant to have a maisonneuve fracture of the ankle?

What does it meant to have a maisonneuve fracture of the ankle?

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

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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 does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle together can tear in the middle of the ligament, or they can pull off a small piece of bone where the ligament typically attaches to that bone. That is the most common cause of and avulsion fracture. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have a transverse non-displaced fracture of the knee?

What does it meant to have a transverse non-displaced fracture of the knee?

Patella: You are likely referring to the patella or knee cap. A common fracture pattern is a transverse fracture, often times they are non displaced. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have a tri-malleolar injury to the ankle?

What does it meant to have a tri-malleolar injury to the ankle?

An unstable break: The inside bump and back of the tibia are broken, and the end of the fibula (the outside bump on your ankle). ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone?

What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone?

A tendon injury: Sometimes, instead of a tendon tearing (a sprain) it pulls off the bone. It often takes a small piece of bone with it. This is called an avulsion fracture and is generally treated like a sprain. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have a fracture of the medial tribal plateau of the knee?

What does it meant to have a fracture of the medial tribal plateau of the knee?

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

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Docs can you explain what is a compression fracture of the knee?

Docs can you explain what is a compression fracture of the knee?

Let me explain: If you have inch length of bone, and apply compression force on it, that same bone become 1/2 inch in thickness because the unusual pressure applied on it. That should be corrected mostly by surgery. ...Read more

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If you have a stress fracture will an xray show it and what is the treatment of a stress fracture and what could happen if I don't go to the doctors..

If you have a stress fracture will an xray show it and what is the treatment of a stress fracture and what could happen if I don't go to the doctors..

Not always: Stress fractures do not always show up on plain X-Rays. Some times you need an MRI or bone scan to see the fracture. The treatment is to remove the stress and the fracture and pain should go away. Untreated a non-displaced stress fracture can result in catastrophic failure and displace possibly causing a serious injury. If you think you have a stress fracture you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a fractured fibula that is not healing right, what is the next step to correct the healing?

I have a fractured fibula that is not healing right, what is the next step to correct the healing?

Energy: 50's female with non-healing fibula fracture needs to review FDA-approved electromagnetic field therapy. Mild physical exercises via walking & aquatherapy stimulate tissue growth factors. Electro-acupuncture probably does same. Nutrition, Vit's C & D, sun exposure, Calcium, Magnesium & horsetail herb tinctures conjoin to maximize the healing event. ...Read more

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What is does it mean to have dislocation of the hip?

What is does it mean to have dislocation of the hip?

Severe pain: A dislocated hip causes severe pain and no weight bearing or walking. ...Read more

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I would like to know how long is surgery for orif for a right broken fibula, it is the lower part of the fibula close to the ankle?

I would like to know how long is surgery for orif for a right  broken fibula, it is the lower part of the fibula close to the ankle?

Hour or less: If you have a fractured fibula the average time would be about an hour or less (typically 30-40 minutes). I don't really focus on the length but quality of care done. Obviously if your surgeon takes more than a couple hours that is a bit too long as greatly increases risk of infection and lengthens tourniquet time which can cause other issues. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a spiral fracture of the ankle?

Anyone know what is a spiral fracture of the ankle?

Spiral fracture: A spiral fracture can ocurr with either the fibula or tibia. The mechanism of the injury is a severe twisting so that the bone breaks in a spiral usually from the bottom towards the top. ...Read more

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If there is a suspected hairline fracture to the proximal end of the ulna but does not come up on X-rays what will a doctor do?

If there is a suspected hairline fracture to the proximal end of the ulna but does not come up on X-rays what will a doctor do?

Treat and repeat. : Frequently a non-displaced fracture is questioned on x-rays. Typically the site, elbow in your case, is treated as if the fracture is there and then we re-X-ray the spot after 7-10 days to look for signs of healing. ...Read more

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Did an MRI of the right foot & found out I have a fracture of the third metatarsal on my foot. How long is the healing process, what can I do to help.

Did an MRI of the right foot & found out I have a fracture of the third metatarsal on my foot. How long is the healing process, what can I do to help.

Mgt: Typically the healing process can take 6 weeks. Supplemental calcium and vitamin D3 may help. Your orthopedic specialist can provide the follow up appt in a few weeks, or as indicated. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have a common hand fracture?

Depends...: I don't know where you were given the descriptor 'common'. This is not a medical term for a particular pattern of hand fracture but likely refers to a fracture seen commonly either in the hand or in that particular fracture you sustained. ...Read more

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I have a "undisplaced avulsion fracture base proximal phlaanx L great toe" - what does this mean, what is treatment and how long does it take to heal?

Toe fracture : Undisplaced fracture means there is a fracture but bones are still in close proximity. Avulsion fracture means that muscle has pulled the bone by force and caused fracture . Undisplaced avulsion fracture of toe are treated by buddy strapping usually for 6 weeks . ...Read more

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What to do if i get a spiral fracture in the metacarpals?

Goto the orthopedic: Surgeon he will take care of it for you. In the meanwhile if you have splint use it and do body taping of that finger to next finger. ...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


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more