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What is the best treatment for radial head fracture?

What is the best treatment for radial head fracture?

Likely casting: If you have a radial head fracture you will likely need some reduction and casting it depends on severity of injury. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Radial Head Fracture (Definition)

Radial head is the proximal aspect of the radius a bone in your forearm that ends in articulation with the elbow at the capitellum on the lateral side of the distal humerus the radius spins at the radiocapitellar joint as you rotate your forearm. Minor fractures there can result from a simple fall to the hand or severe complex fractures associated with ...Read more


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What is the treatment for a radial fracture?

What is the treatment for a radial fracture?

Radius fracture: Depends on the location of the fracture on the radius. Distal radius, radial shaft and radial head fractures are all treated differently. It also depends on how displaced the fracture is. Best thing to do is to be evaluated by your local Orthopaedic surgeon to receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a distal radius fracture?

What is the best treatment for a distal radius fracture?

Radius fracture: it is hard to generally give a best answer for this very large category of injuries except to say that the treatment option is very specific with respect to the many factors such as age, extent of injury. displacement. articular involvement iopen or closed injury. Quality of soft tissues. And finally what the goals of treatment are and what the extent that the patient wants to go through things ...Read more

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What is the treatment for humerus fracture?

Too broad of a topic: I cannot answer this accurately. The humerus can be broken in three distinct areas, near the shoulder, the middle part of the bone, and near the elbow. Depending where the fracture is has huge impact on the options. There are non-operative and surgical options for fractures at all three locations but i cannot discuss in more detail without knowing more specifics about the fracture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fractured skull?

What is the best treatment for a fractured skull?

Just time: Most skull fractures will heal in 3 months without any specific treatment. Some skull fractures that may require surgery include depressed fractures, fractures involving the frontal sinuses and compound skull fractures. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scaphoid fracture?

Surgery Recommended : Reasons for surgery: 1. Scaphoid non-unions. 2. Lifestyle. Non-unions are rare but unpredictable. Any scaphoid fracture can fail to heal. That ruins any activity requiring full grip or range of motion for the rest of your life. 8 to 12 weeks of casting can cost one a job, athletic fitness, etc. Virtually all surgeons have surgery so they can keep working. Use your values to decide what to do. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vertebral fracture?

What is the treatment for vertebral fracture?

Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fractures?

Varies: Varies based upon the specific type of fracture. Some fractures don't really require treatment at all, others may require multiple surgeries. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for finger fracture?

What is the treatment for finger fracture?

Usually immobilize: Often needs splinting with finger next to it, or a finger brace (cushion-lined flexible aluminum brace). Hat's pretty much it. But make sure you follow up with an orthoimproperly, prevent improper healing, affecting hand function that needs to then be treated further, including physical and occupational therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an avulsion fracture of the talus?

Consult with dr: This needs to be thoroughly assessed by a specialist - you can be seen for clinical evaluation, as the size of the fracture fragment and its position is very important. This may or may not need a surgical intervention based on many factors pertaining to your particular health picture. As i see you are in the area, call us! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for compression fracture?

What is the treatment for compression fracture?

Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ulna nerve impingement?

What is the best treatment for ulna nerve impingement?

Take off pressure: I'm assuming you have numbness in your ring and small fingers from ulnar neuropathy. Most often, this is caused by resting the forearm on a desk/table edge or armrest on a chair or in a car. Simply remove your arm from ever resting weight on these places, and the problem should resolve. If it doesn't, then the worst case scenario is that an orthopedist may need to reposition the nerve. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

Reduce joint: X-rays need to be performed to ensure no fractures in addition to dislocation. Concomitant fractures demand additional consideration, and may change treatment. Assuming no fractures, vast majority of dislocations are managed with brief period of immobilization (3weeks), followed by rehab. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

Trauma Center: Severe head trauma usually means the person cannot wake up (coma). Injuries like this require treatment by a team which includes trauma surgeons, intensive care specialists and neurosurgeons. These teams are available at all level i and ii trauma centers in the us. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for orbital fracture?

What is the treatment for orbital fracture?

Depends where it is: Any injury to the eye socket bones can be serious. Not all require surgical repair but it is essential that you have a complete eye exam to be sure there is no injury inside the eye. The decision on whether the fracture needs surgery depends on where it is, how large it is and whether it affects the nerves or muscle around the eye. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

What is the best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

They heal alone: They heal by themselves in about a week or two without specific treatment.Have to be careful how to position the newborn in bed and how to hold the baby when in your arms. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

Change activities: We really need more info to be more helpful. What kind of injuries? What is your job activities? ...Read more

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What is the treatment for talus fracture?

Surgery: This often requires surgery unless the fracture is in anatomic alignment and is felt to be stable. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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