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Dr. Monica S. Wood answered:

What should be done about a non healed distal radial fracture? I broke my wrist in Nov and had an external fixator. It was removed Jan 4. Recent X-ray report says non healed distal radial fracture and avulsed ulnar styloid. What should my course of act

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A lot of this is based on age. With increasing age, bones heal a bit slower. However, the distal radius is not an area where we usually see problems with healing. It's been about 3 months, which is a bit slow for this area. There are a few things that slow it down: SMOKING! (or any nicotine)--This is the single biggest factor in poor bone healing. If you use any form of nicotine, stop now! Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, etc.)--These are second to nicotine in slowing bone healing. Avoid these as much as possible. If you take aspirin for a heart condition, though, you should continue it. Motion--if the fracture does not have enough holding it in place, the healing tissue will be continually disrupted and you'll get soft healing, rather than bone. A cast or other means of immobilization can be helpful. Poor circulation--if there is a lot of soft tissue injury around the bone, the bone may not get a good blood supply to promote healing. There are electrical bone stimulators that help improve the "biology" of the area. Infection--with an external fixator (or any surgery), there is an increased chance of introducing bacteria to the area of the fracture. Antibiotics may suppress the infection until the bone heals or it may require additional surgery. In the longer term, if the bone fails to heal, internal stabilization and bone grafting may be a possibility, but this area usually heals.
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Dr. Jake Heiney answered:

An MRI has diagnosed an ununited styloid fracture with associated degenerative arthrosis and tenosynovitis. I need a clear answer and course of action?

Course of action

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Only someone who has done a complete H and P has access to your records can give a clear course of action. But typically ununited syloid fractures do not need treatment, but the rest have multiple treatment modalities.
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Best treatment for elongated styloid process?

Probably surgery

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Elongation of the styloid process (Eagle syndrome) is recognized as one of the numerous causes of pain in the craniocervical region.Elongated temporal styloid process (more than 30mm) affects adjacent anatomical structures. Symptoms include unilateral sore throat, difficulty swallowing, tinnitus(saar ringing), unilateral facial and neck pain, and ear pain.Surgical shortening of the process.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

I want to know causes for elongated styloid process?

Eagle's styloid

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Incidence of styloid process elongation is fairly common & not necessary pathologic. The styloid process elongates as humans age. Altered function of attached muscles & ligaments plays a likely role, which ties into Bruxism, implicated in temporal styloid elongation. It can cause Eagle's syndrome, a form of orocranial pain due to glossopharyngeal nerve compression (CN IX) by the elongated styloid
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger answered:

I want to know any home remedy for styloid process pain?

Zostrix

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This may work although you wont feel great initially. Rub some over the counter capsacin xp cream on the tender area for 5 minutes twice daily. Rub hard to the point that you induce pain within 2 weeks the pain should resolve spontaneosly. Careful not to get the cream on your face. If you do you'll be forgetting about your arm pain for about 30 minutes!!! We use this for our chronic pain patient.
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Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

No the ulnar styloid

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is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Anticonvulsant and antidepressant are best for styloid process pain can we use this medicine for eagle syndromr?

Eagle syndrome

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Lyrica can ease symptom of pain, but the treatment for this syndrome is Surgery.
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Ununited styloid fracture I have had an ununited styloid fracture for over 3 years? What do I need to do about it?

Nothing, unless

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you are complaining you have pain. If your having pain then the doc needs to make a plan with you. This might require surgery where the 2 bones can be reunited. IF the doc think s that is the cause of your discomfort....that is if you have discomfort.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

How long are you in a plaster cast for a broken ulnar styloid and tendon damage.I have been in one for nearly two weeks now.

6-8 weeks

Usually 6-8 weeks
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My right wrist is swollen and sometimes hurts. It is uncomfortable to move my wrist. It looks like the ulnar styloid it popped out.

Get an x-ray

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If u mean spontaneously popped out, only a handfull of autoimmune conditions could lead to that, and uncommonly. If after any form of injury/trauma, then possible. Either way, it should be examined and likely x-rayed by a Dr. Urgent Care clinics usually can do both in same location.
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