Is there an aftermath of neck fracture?

Neck fracture. It all depends. If there was no nerve or spinal cord injury from the fracture then any aftermath is very unlikely. However, if there has been compression of a vertebra as a result of the fracture and it is not properly braced (or occasionally operated) there may be deformity or other consequences.

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Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Below the ball porti. The upper arm is the humerus bone and at the top is shaped like a ball sitting on a tube, where the tube flares and the ball starts is the sub capital humeral neck-a common area for fracture. Read more...

Could getting a neck fracture paralyze you?

Neck fracture. Yes, a neck fracture is very serious. You could injure your spinal cord permanently and end up a quadraplegic. The spinal cord runs down through the cervical spinal canal. If the injury is at the c5 level or above a person may be permanently dependent on a ventilator for breathing. It is very important not to move an individual with a suspected neck fracture because you could worsen the injury. Read more...
Possibly. Cervical spine fractures can cause spinal cord damage which can cause paralysis. However most cervical spine fractures do not cause any neurological deficits. It is important to be evaluated by a spine surgeon to see if anything needs to be done. Some fractures are left alone, others braced in a collar and still others are unstable and require surgery with or without decompression. Read more...
Yes. Cervical fractures that are classified as unstable ( most serious) can result in a spinal cord injury. Read more...

How do I know it is a radial neck fracture?

Pain &mobility. Usually you pain in the elbow and limited mobility. Of course you have to x-ray to confirm it. Read more...

What happens when there are femoral neck fracture complications?

It depends. This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. Read more...
Reconstruction. Depends on complication. If you are under age of 55 and you developed deformity or the fracture did not heal it is not unreasonable to reposition the proximal femur and the fracture orientation through a surgery called an osteotomy. In other cases a hip replacement is a possibility. In the younger population an effort to preserve the hip should be made. Read more...

What are the tests for neck fracture?

Radiologic. Diagnosis of neck fracture starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as ct, mri, bone scan, pet scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved. Read more...

How are neck fracture and disability related?

A neck fracture will. Cause restrictions of activities until healed and may or may not lead to physical impairments based on how it heals and whether there was any permanent neurologic injury that may or may not lead to a disability. Read more...

What's the recovery time from a neck fracture?

Varies on age ... This varies in terms of patient age, type of fracture , method of treatment, underlying issues like smoking as well as several metabolic diseases and if more than one level ---on average in an adult 12 to 16 weeks. But this does not mean full release to all activities or sports. Read more...