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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 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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What can I do for an avulsion fracture of the medial malleolus?

What can I do for an avulsion fracture of the medial malleolus?

Cast: If you have an avulsion fracture that is in place, than a cast or aircast would be the treatment of choice, if this is seperated from the larger bone, it may require surgical fixation. Don't wait, see your podiatrist or orthopedist for this. ...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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What does it mean to have an ill defined densities projected posterior to the sesamoid bone subjacent to the 1st MTP joint?

What does it mean to have an ill defined densities projected posterior to the sesamoid bone subjacent to the 1st MTP joint?

Radiograph: The ill defined density is some structure that is radio opaque on an X-ray. This could be a calcification or possibly a foreign body ...Read more

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What does an ununited avulsion fracture in the right ankle mean?

What does an ununited avulsion fracture in the right ankle mean?

See below: It means that you tore off a piece of bone from the main bone and it has never healed back to the bone. ...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 trimalleolar fracture?

What does it meant to have an trimalleolar fracture?

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

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The ER says I have fractured my ankle and broken off a chip of bone is this both a fracture or is the bone chip the fracture???????

The ER says I have  fractured my ankle and broken off a chip of bone is this both a fracture or is the bone chip the fracture???????

Fracture: Any bone break, as simple as cracks in the bone, or as complex as the bone being broken into pieces, is a fracture. Your fractured ankle requires treatment. Please see an Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bimalleolar fracture of the left tibia and lateral malleolar fracture of fibula. how long for healing?

What to do if I have a bimalleolar fracture of the left tibia and lateral malleolar fracture of fibula. how long for healing?

Bimalleolar: Ankle fractures typically take 8 weeks to heal. 99% pf them need surgery unless you are infirm, ILL or don't walk. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks for full recovery. You typically cannot bear weight until about 6-8 weeks even with surgery. The plates and screws hold the bones in place so they can heal in the proper position, they DONT support your weight. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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What ligament goes across the talus bone? How does it heal once injured? Is an injury to that ligament a serious one whe it causes pain to walk/stand?

Many: There are several ligaments that attach to the talus-anterior talofibular and posterior talofibular laterally (outside of ankle). Calcaneofibular ligament spans the talus. Medially the deltoid ligament. Most ankle ligaments heal when torn (sprain). This can take several months. If pain persists see your primary care doctor or orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I have a wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist. Can i insist that bone not be taken from my hip to fix it? Surgery was recommended by an orthopedic doctor to repair a non-union wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist

I have a wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist. Can i insist  that bone not be taken from my hip to fix it? Surgery was recommended by an orthopedic doctor to repair a non-union wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist

No: Depends on the fracture and how much bone is needed. One study showed bone grafting from distal radius had lower healing rates than graft from the hip. But in some selected cases (but not all) percutaneous fixation can be used with or without bone graft. Ask your surgeon what is best in you. See : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14652390 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1660141. ...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?

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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I have broken my ankle. On the x-ray the fibula is broken, but not the tibia. Separation is 2mm. What is the best treatment (surgery, or splint etc)?

I have broken my ankle. On the x-ray the fibula is broken, but not the tibia. Separation is 2mm. What is the best treatment (surgery, or splint etc)?

Depends: Not only is the separation important but also the alignment of the bone. If there is good alignment and no displacement I would recommend immobilization and not surgery. ...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


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