How long does a stress fracture of the femoral head usually take to heal?

Several months. A stress fracture in the hip is more serious than almost any other stress fractures. It will take several months to heal and is unusual in that it is one of the few stress fractures that may require surgical fixation to allow the best result.

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How do you fix a stress fracture of the femoral head?

Fixation device. Hip pinning a hip pinning is a procedure done to place several screws across the fractured bone. Hip pinning is generally only done in patients with a femoral neck fracture that is well aligned and minimally displaced. Read more...

I have a stress fracture of the head and neck of my 4th metacarpal. Its been 3 weeks and ortho hasnt fit me in. I have alot of pain what should I do?

Second opinion. The fourth metacarpal is not a very common area for a stress fracture. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon. A general orthopedic surgeon, a hand surgeon, or an orthopedic trauma surgeon should be able to evaluate you effectively. When dealing with stress fractures one needs to be evaluated for overuse and for metabolic issues such as vitamin D deficiency etc. Read more...
Metacarpal? Perhaps you mean the metatarsal (in the foot)? A metacarpal (hand) stress fracture would be almost if not entirely unheard-of depending on your job. If you feel the referral is too far off, try touching base with the primary care doc who made the referral (sometimes they never are told how far out it is made for) who should be able to expedite it if needed. Read more...

I have pain when I walk on the bottom of my foot at the head of my 4th an 5th metatarsal. I had an xray and didn't see a stress fracture. What is it?

Plantar fasciitis . Painful head of metatarsal area could be joint irritation or tendons, once you have ruled out a fracture. RICE, rest, ice, compression, and elevation may work well. A short 5 day course of NSAID (Motrin, Ibuprofen, aleve, or naproxen ) may help also. Read more...

Ortho diagnosis distal femur stress fracture no known cause would you recommend searching for cause given unique location? How to find cause?

Rule out osteoporosi. I recommend you see your family doctor to rule out early causes of osteoporosis by appropriate testing. May need an endocrine consult and should rule out hypophosphatasia if labs point towards that with a chronically low alkaline phosphatase level. Parathyroid tests will need to be run. Best wishes. Read more...