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What Is A Transverse Process Fracture
These are Fx of the: Side arms (so as to speak) of the vertebral body. They heal rather well, and do not require any specific treatment as such. They usually heal in 6-10 weeks. ...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 are options for transverse process fracture in l1&l2 that have not healed after one year? Caused by traumatic fall
A couple options: If no pain, nothing. Live with the a symptomatic nonunion. If it's bothersome, and confirmed that the pain is not from another source, then they can excise the fragment. I'd try pt and low back strengthening before going to that length though. ...Read more
Bad stinging pain across the bottom of my back started just on the right side a couple months after a transverse process fracture. What is this?
Transverse process: Most transverse process fractures occur with muscle injury. The muscles will usually heal slower than bones. As activity is increased as you feel better, muscular strain causes pain. This type of pain will usually get better as the muscles acclimate to increased movement. ...Read more
Yesterday I sustained a transverse process fracture of L2 and L3 and possibly L1. When can I start horseback riding again?
6-8 weeks: Fractures usually take 6-8 weeks to become stable. Tranverse process fractures are inherently stable but will cause pain when active. Therefore in order to ride horseback without pain it is best to wait until you are mostly pain free which is usually around 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
2/12 ago fractured transverse process of L1, 2, 3 with the that of L2 being shattered still having sharp pain at L2 dermatome. How long to settle?
Fell on concrete steps, fractured l2, 3, 4 transverse process. 2 days post injury and not one single bruise on my back, is this normal? I'm concerned.
Fracture: Mechanism of injury ; amount of energy will determine soft tissue damage. Perhaps you've just happened to have less soft tissue damage, contained deep to the superficial, more visible fascias layer. ...Read more
Fractured L3 transverse process 8 weeks ago. No pain 95% of time but lying down can have 'tweak'.If I start back horse riding now can I do more damage?
No. These heal no---: -MATTER WHAT U DO. TRY IT & IF IT HRTS, WAIT A FEW DAYS & HAVE @ IT AGAIN. EVENTUALLY THE PAIN WILL SUBSIDE. ...Read more
One year after I fractured my L3 L4 transverse process I am having numbness and weakness in left leg. Is this a small problem or should I worry?
Worry: Your symptoms indicate that you likely have a radiculopathy, which means a nerve root to your leg is not functioning correctly. This could be caused by a herniated disc caused by your injury, a piece of bone (either a piece of broken bone or a bone spur) or even a shift of the bones you injured (called spondylolisthesis) with respect to one another. See a board certified spine specialist. ...Read more
Fracture of L5 distal left transverse process. Am I limited to what type of excersise? Can I go until pain prevents it. I am an accomplished skier.
Depends: Once healed, which can take 4-6 weeks, you should be fine to do activities including skiing assuming you have no pain or dysfunction. The most important step is to make sure you are closely monitored and cleared by your physician before engaging in any activities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have fractured left side transverse process L1 to l5. How serious is my case? What is your suggestion for recovery?
Not serious: Thankfully transverse process fractures do not affect the stability of the spine nor the nerve canal, so they are not serious and do well. They can be quite painful because they are the site of insertion of some of the muscles that extend the spine. 8-12 weeks is the typical healing time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell down from motorbike and got minor fracture in right transverse process of L2 to L4 of vertebra. Due to which back pains. What's recovery time?
L1-l2 transverse process fracture in July. Pain went away no brace or PT was directed. In past three weeks extreme pain, how common is re injury.?
Uncommon: That type of injury usually results from a significant trauma. There was probably some soft tissue/ muscle/ ligament injury as well. There could be some lingering damage to those tissues such as scar tissue to account for the pain. Should resolve over time. ...Read more
I fractured my L3 transverse process, I'm a fit and well athlete, how long is the general recovery for such an injury?
I fractured a transverse process a little over a month ago, I have started walking and biking, when will it be safe for me to lift weights again?
Fracture: The transverse processes are the little wings that stick out from the side of the lumbar vertebra. Small muscles attach to them. Any fracture takes 6-12 weeks to heal. Sometimes these little parts of the bone don't heal back normally, but this is rarely a problem. I recommend my patients to hold off on heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks after an injury like this. ...Read more
Broke three Transverse Process bones, compression Fracture of the T-11.wasn't informed About my back until months later. I have horrible pain. Sugg???
You have fracture: You have fracture of the transver process. The transverse process is part of the musculoskeletal system. The transverse process is a bony structure that protrudes from each side of the vertebrae, which means that there are two transverse processes connected to each vertebrae of the spine. These processes are responsible for attaching muscles and ligaments to the spinal column. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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