What could happen if you left a broken or fractured bone untreated?

Some time it heal. By it self some time it dose not . 1-nonhealing. 2-healed with deformity which to limited mobility or limited function. 3-it could growth disturbance of the bone. 4-it cause cosmetic problem. 5-it could effect the nerve function. 6-it could joint dysfunction.

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I have pars fracture. When raising left leg it pops on right side. Could it be the bones popping back and forth?

Pars popping exists. Yes, a pars interarticularis fracture can cause popping. Seek further evaluation by your spine surgeon to determine if a change in treatment is indicated. Read more...

I am having pain on my pelvic bone. The pain is only when I put pressure on my left leg, pain goes away with rest. Could this be a possible fracture?

Pelvic pain. The pain would likely not go away if it was fractured. More likely, you may be having a problem with your hip joint, the SI (Sacro-iliac) joint, or even possibly an impingement or radiculopathy of your lumbo-sacral spine/the nerves around your spine. But you should see an orthopedic surgeon to be fully evaluated. Read more...

I got hit in the outer left wrist with a 90 mph fastball no fracture it could be a bone bruise. How long should I wait until returning to baseball?

Gradual return... Work your way back into baseball as your swelling/ pain decreases &you regain full motion/ strength. You may also expect that returning to certain activities may be more difficult than others. Part of this will be based on whether you have injured your dominant/ non-dominant wrist & your position. With any persistent symptoms consider additional imaging, such as an mri, to r/o soft tissue inj. Read more...

I had a ping pong fracture at birth from forceps. Could I have brain damage? Will dti or MRI confirm this? I have a residual dent on left parietal bone

Possibly. An MRI will show if there was significant damage to the brain tissue. If there was mild damage, it may not show up. To be honest, not sure what dti would show, i haven't worked with it at all. Read more...

I have fracture in my left wrist 4 years ago and I feel that my bone grow what should I do and please tell is there any medicine to cure or to stop it?

Wrist fx. 15 year old with wrist fx ,totally heals within 4-6 months. So any ongoing discomfort is not related to any ongoing bone growing . You need to be seen by an orthopedic dr for an evaluation. Read more...

I was diagnosed with a linear skull fracture in my left temporo paretial bone. Recovery time? And when can I resume football/weight training/gym? Thx

6 - 12 weeks. Healing is a gradual process, as filling a glass pouring liquid. If there was no brain damage, no broken blood vessels inside your skull, and no loss of consciousness, I believe you could start easy weight training now. Maximum strength of the fracture healing I estimate at 12 weeks, so I would not do full unrestricted contact sports for 12 weeks, and then only if you are symptom free. Read more...

Can a unilateral spinal fusion cause a stress fracture? It has been a year since my l3/4 unilateral fusion. Unfortunately the bone has not fused and is still causing pain. The fusion was performed on the left side and I was recently was diagnosed with a

Stress . Stress fractures are commonly treated with fusion surgery. The fracture is usually across the pars interarticularis or the hook that holds the upper spinal vertebrae to the lower spinal vertebrae. When the hook breaks this stress fracture hurts. It also weaken the spine and the spine may slip apart forming a spondylolithesis. Most people have stress fractures on both sides of their spine from the beginning. This may be evident on your initial films prior to surgery. Ct scan of the spine is the best study to find stress fractures. Fusion surgery is a good treatment for this problem. In the past the spine was instrumented bilaterally, that is screws and rods were put in on both sides of the spine. Fusion is usually performed between the vertebral bodies (inter-body fusion) but can be done on the sides (postero-lateral fusion). Over the past few years surgeons have shifted to unilateral instrumentations because of good results, less tissue damage and pain. Unfortunately, spine surgery is not always successful and often treatment is easier to decide in hindsight. Please see my health guides for more information on spondylolithesis and fusion surgery. Good luck! Read more...
Depends. You can get a fracture if the fusion does not take or if there is a problem with the instrumentation. The non-union should be addressed and taken care of. You might benefit from an external bone growth stimulator or treatment with vitamin d and calcium. Read more...