What is a compression fracture of an ankle?

When the fracture is. Caused by a compression injury i.E the bottom of the tibia smashing downward into the top of the talus or vice a versa...The joint is essentially compressed.

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How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.

The sentence 4 a fx- -as U describe R served concurrently. U will B in a cast which should B long leg. I am assuming the compression fx it in the tibia, not the femur if it's below the knee. Young health kid like U, U should B out in 7-8 weeks & ready to play again in another 3-5. Need 2 get motion back & especially strength. Read more...

I suffer from a back injury compression fracture and chronic pain. My left foot felt swollen tonight in past cold and numb a little why? What do I do?

Compression fracture. Often when there is some nerve impingement there is a feeling of swelling. The numbness also signals possible nerve root impingement. I do not know what level your compression fracture is or the percent compressed. I would seek the attention of a neurosurgeon for evaluation and possible treatment. Read more...
See a doctor. You did not mention where is your compression fracture, what is the cause and has there been a recent imaging study. The concern is there may be some form of compression wither at the cord or at the nerve root level. See your doctor and possibly be evaluated by a neurologist and possibly by a spine surgeon. Read more...

Friend; male 35, approx 6', 300lb, with leg/knee compression fracture - they want to do bone transplant. Attached xray. What do you think?

Uphill climb ahead! Non-Orthopedist answer: BMI 40+ will make surgical conditions, early healing, PT, and final resolution much more difficult. Need a specialist (and later a PT) who works with bariatric patients for best chance for good outcome. Read more...

Could I have a compression fracture if neuropathy pain suddenly got so severe in my right leg, hip and shin bone in excruciating pain for 7 days nons?

Possible. These are symptoms consistent of nerve impingement somewhere. A compression fracture is one potential cause especially if you have fallen. Regardless of the cause, you should seek medical care. If you loose control of your bowel, bladder or go numb in the genitals please get to an emergency room. Read more...
Not likely. More likely is unstable back and si joint ligaments in back inflaming the nerves. Prolotherapy can help. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information adn for a doctor to help you.. Read more...
Sciatica. Meds, exercise, physical therapy including mckenzie centralization techniques, traction, inversion table. Many things are used. Read more...