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What is the most common treatment for a fractured ankle?

What is the most common treatment for a fractured ankle?

Surgery vs cast: If the displacement is minor, then a cast may be adequate. If there is marked displacement then surgery is required to realign the ankle joint to avoid disability. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 is the most common treatment for a clavicle fractures?

What is the most common treatment for a clavicle fractures?

Sling: Non-displaced clavicle fractures have a high rate of union, and are usually managed with sling for 6 weeks. Displaced fractures have a reasonable healing rate without surgery, but patients who have the fracture surgically stabilized feel better quicker, and have a quicker return to function. Surgery removes the possibility of healing with deformity, which may affect function. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Immobilization: Usually immobilization by cast or cam walker will do it but if a large piece of bone is pulled off them surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a dislocated collar bone?

What is the most common treatment for a dislocated collar bone?

Non-operative care: A collarbone (clavicle) can be dislocated both at the shoulder - an acromioclavicular dislocation ("separated shoulder") or much less commonly at the center of the chest (a sternoclavicular dislocation). The ac dislocation has six types, types 1-3 are the most common. Generally, treatment is conservative, with early motion and advancing activities as tolerated. Common rugby/footbal/hockey injury. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

Nothing: Except if it is very large and in a vulnerable area like the neck of the femur which coild result in a fracture through the cyst treated successfully by injecting the cyst with cortisone or other bone forming substances rarely needs a bone graft. ...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 treatment for heel fracture?

What is the treatment for heel fracture?

See specialist: Depending on the fracture pattern (determined with x-rays and often ct scan, a hell (calcaneus) fracture may do well treated without surgery or may be better treated surgically. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist or orthopaedic traumatologist with an interest in these injuries for evaluation. The "learning curve" for surgical treatment of these injuries is at least 50. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

Do these: Rest, icing, elastic ankle bracing keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. You may have injured or irritated more than your ankle. ...Read more

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What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rest it, ice it (bag of frozen veggies works in a pinch), compress it in an ace wrap or brace, elevate it as much as possible and take Ibuprofen or alleve to decrease the pain and swelling. If you cannot put any weight on it at all you should see your doctor. You may need crutches or further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toe fracture?

What is the treatment for toe fracture?

Usually splinting: Most toe fractures, if in good alignment, will respond well to splinting. Taping the fractured toe to the adjacent toe(s) for several weeks(3-6) along with a good, stiff shoe or surgical shoe is usually adequate. If concerns, have it evaluated. Not all fracture respond with simple treatment. If misalignment or continued pain, have an examination. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?

What is the recommended treatment for a broken clavicle?

Clavicle: If non-displaced and in the middle 1/3, non-surgical treatment includes rest in a sling. If displaced or broken in the distal 1/3, then surgical stabilization with plates, screws, pins, wires, etc. Is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the post-surgery treatment for a compound fracture of the tibia?

What is the post-surgery treatment for a compound fracture of the tibia?

Casting and therapy: Compound fracture of your tibia requiring surgery likely means you had teel rod/plates and screws to stabilize the tibia. After surgery, you may need casting, possible a removable cast. Non-weight-bearing (no walking on that leg) for several weeks, then partial wt bearing etc..Physically therapy is almost always recommended during this process. Ask questions and follow doc's advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a broken toe?

What is the treatment for a broken toe?

See below: If there is no deformity the toe is usually splinted to the toe next to it and a hard soled shoe is used to prevent motion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a chipped bone in theshin?

Immobiliation.: Depending on the extent of the injury. You may need surgery or you may need to be placed in a cast, splint, or a brace. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tendonitis in ankles?

What is the best treatment for tendonitis in ankles?

RICE: Rest, ice, compress, elevate. Avoid doing the activity that is causing you to have the tendinitis. Once you feel better, slowly return to the activity until toleration. See a podiatrist for further treatments as well. You may need anti inflammatory meds as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an occult fracture?

Fracture: It depends on where it is. You may need just a splint or a harder immobilizer like a cast.You should discuss the results with your doctor and be referred to an orthopedic surgeon if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Bernstein
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more