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Spiral fracture in the elderly

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doctor1 MD

I have a question about spiral fractures in a five year old. I was informed my Grandson, who is five fell three feet, and broke his Tibia in three places, is that possible.....Wouldn't a fall greater ...

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I am 'six weeks beyond surgery of a spiral fracture ( Tibia and Fibula ).....That is the best way I know to describe the break....Not sure if my "verbage" is correct. Anyway......my foot continues ...

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I incurred a spiral fracture of the distal fibula requiring a plate and 8 screws on 3/8/14 by falling on the ice. I am in PT but this is really going slow. PT is painful, I am back to work full time ...

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Yes please my son age 17 broke his tibia about two weeks ago. He is in a full leg cast and seems to be healing well. Yesterday the doctor said there is a 5% chance he may need surgery. This concerns me. We live in Thailand and I don't trust...

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I have a spiral fracture of the fifth metatarsal on left foot. I've been in a cast for six weeks and no healing on X-ray and pain still at break site. Can they go ahead and fix with surgery? I'm a caregiver ...

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my 15 years old son has a spiral fracture in his lefft wrist. see an orthopedist today what can I ex[pect? Cast, wrap? He swims does this mean he is out for a while? nop nothing about the type ...

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My son broke his Fibula a spiral fracture when we saw the Orthopedic he said my son needs surgery because he tore all the ligaments around his ankle would you suggest a second opinion? He is in tenth ...

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I spiral fractured both bones in my leg and broke my ankle last year, almost a year to be exact. I have a 12 inch plate and 8 screws in my leg and ankle. I live in the mountains and when ever ...

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My 4 year old son has a spiral fracture of the tibia yesterday late afternoon. We went to ER where they put a temporary cast on and we will see an orthopedic doctor tomorrow morning for casting. Should I ...

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I had a spiral fracture of the 4th metacarpal, after 4 weeks in a cast, I have had the cast off for 2 weeks, my hand is VERY stiff in the morning and quite painful at night, during the day, no pain ...

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I broke my femur next to the ball in my hip and also had a spiral fracture in my thigh with two breaks in my leg. Now five months later the hip has healed but one of the screws in my thigh has broke ...

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I have a spiral fracture in my 5th metatarsel. Do people normally need surgery for that. It doesnt hurt that bad if I only put weight on my heel. I am thinking I am probably fine to go back to my normal ...

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I have a spiral type fracture on my ring finger metacarpul in my hand a doctor put in a cast for 5 ... the fracture is still there. what do you think I need to do ...

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wow, thank you. I have a sprial fx of my distal fibula . I have a cast, been walking on it. it olnly hurts after mounting my 32 stairs, then it burns right in the distal fib area. I do not have insurance, I do have a cast and am paying cash for...

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My 11 year old daughter has a metacarpal spiral fracture of her 3rd (middle) finger . She had it in a cast fully immobilized for 4 weeks. We have had the cast removed but the fracture line is still visible ...

Mobile Questions and Answers

doctor1 MD

Hello, A twisting force on the long bones result in spiral fractures. This results in the staircase type fracture line on the bone. Long bones are tibia,femur,humerus etc. Thanks

doctor1 MD

likely two more weeks.