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When Is Growth Plate Fracture Of Foot Healed
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
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
If one had a growth plate fracture in the fibula and it stunt fibula growth but tibia unaffected,could the tibia in the leg become too long for fibula?
Pediatric fractures: The tibia will continue grow which will cause an angular deformity. The person ankle will turn outward. ...Read more
If someone suffered a growth plate fracture in the fibula of a leg and it led to stunted growth, could that mean the tibia could "outgrow" the fibula?
Fibula fx: More likely if it indeed led to stunted growth that the lack of growth of the fibula held back appropriate growth of the tibia and that led to the growth problems. Your fibula usually does not determine height because it is a non-weight bearing bone, but in that instance it could have effect on height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there usually a period of non-weight bearing after ankle arthroscopy if bone spurs are removed from leg bones? No-microfracture of talus.
As comfort dictates: There is no specific reason that you can not put weight after arthroscopic spur removal. Weight bearing a tolerated usually is your status. Keep the ankle elevated higher than your heart for first few days to decrease swelling. It will hurt to walk on it initially so walkonit if you like to suffer, . As usual it is best to follow the protocol of your surgeon who did it, theyknow the situation best. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Avulsion fracture of tarsal navicular has not healed at all after 9 weeks in boot. What are the likely treatments?
It varies: A non complicated tibia fracture usually heals in any where between 6-12 weeks. If you have already had a tibia fracture which did not heal, which is what a nonunion is, it really depends on the nature of your problem and the type of surgery done. In the best cases scenario, it will heal in6-8 weeks. In the worst, it may not heal again. You would sure want to avoid nicotine and nsaids. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?
3rd and 4th metacarpals broken. have 1 screw for each of the broken bones. they used volar slab as a cast. it is possible to use ulnar gutter slab?
Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. fracture on X-Ray of ankle.
Complete fracture of radius and ulna, now from the xray it is on bayonet apposition how long will it heal and build callus?
If the metal plate is removed from the 5th metacarpal bone (after complete healing) ... Are there any high chances of re-fracture and nerve damage?
In a case of non union lat malleolus non displaced is bone graft without plates and screws enough ?
For 5th metatarsal fracture(midshaft fract, slight displaced), is it too early to stand/walk with weight on heel in aircast boot (aft. 8 days in cast)?
Broke fibular while playing rugby (near ankle, spiral break). not displaced. in cast 1 week. how long to be out of cast? (no complication & healthy)
6-8 wks. No flannel.: Expect the immobilization process to take from 6-8 weeks, typically with the initial use of crutches . Of course, this varies from fracture to fracture. The method of immobilization may change as healing occurs. Intermittent x-rays, taken during healing, may permit the use of an ambulatory boot at sometime in the later stages of healing. Follow up therapy may also be necessary for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After it's healed: Surgical hardware is not usually removed unless it is causing a problem like pain, infection, or cosmetics. There are other things as well but they are not routinely removed. Once the bone is healed completely, then you can talk with your doctor about possible removal of hardware. ...Read more
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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