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How do you know when a stress fracture has healed?

My 11 year old daughter suffered two stress fractures in the top of her foot back in May. It is now late July and she is still in a lot of pain and still on crutches, unable to bear any weight, even in a boot. The orthopedic says it is because she needs physical therapy and that she should be healed by now. [more inside]
posted by myselfasme on Jul 24, 2014 - 17 answers

Broken Metatarsals in Dogs 101

Fractured metatarsals in dogs. My dog has broken three metatarsals in one hind paw - the fractures are straight across in the same line. We've been advised to see an orthopedic vet to discuss surgery vs. splinting. What should we know going into this meeting? Can you suggest good questions to ask? Can this kind of injury be caused by stress, i.e. jumping on a hard surface? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Could my foot be broken?

Someone stomped on my foot six weeks ago. It's still exquisitely painful with pressure, but no pain for walking. Do I need an x-ray before starting to run again? Assume 10 - 15 miles per week in minimalist shoes. [more inside]
posted by yogalemon on Jun 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Colles Fracture Rehab.

Rehab therapy suggestions for Colles fracture in a 50 year old woman. [more inside]
posted by nickji on Feb 5, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I convince an orthopedist to give me the type of cast I want?

I broke the wrist on my right (dominant) hand. How can I convince an orthopedist to give me the type of cast I want? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Nov 5, 2011 - 20 answers

What have I done to cause my foot to radiate pain with out a specific incident?

What did I do to my foot? I have been working very physically and in bare feet no less but... my foot started to hurt several house after I was done with work and there wasn't a specific incident to cause the pain. My foot just started to radiate pain, seemingly out of no where. [more inside]
posted by m. says: on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Waiting for MRI results...

YANMD filter: what could a "lesion on my left fibular region" be? Google scares me. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 6, 2011 - 8 answers

cast alternative

Help me devise a way to immobilize my dog's broken tail. Vet says cast is not an option. [more inside]
posted by MD06 on Jun 2, 2011 - 16 answers

phalange SOS

please forgive my typing. i had a crush injury to my index finger one month ago. my question involves trying to figure out a way to minimize involuntary hand movements at night which only exacerbate the pain. there has to be some clever way to do this? [more inside]
posted by futz on Apr 28, 2011 - 16 answers

How to cope with a broken arm?

My girlfriend just broke her arm a few inches above the elbow (spiral fracture). She's currently in a splint and will possibly get a plate and pins in a few days. She works at a desk job, which she will return to after a week or two of rest. What can we do to make life easier (tips, special equipment, etc)?
posted by MeowForMangoes on Mar 19, 2011 - 13 answers

I'm not cracking up, but my glasses are

Spectacles getting hairline cracks. What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Dec 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Your experiences with fractured elbow repair?

Two months ago I fell and fractured my right radial head. It's not healing, and surgery is now a possibility. Care to help me weigh my options? [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang! on Sep 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Don't Want to Rub the Wrong Way

Is it normal for the skin above a fracture to remain sensitive three weeks after a cast is removed? [more inside]
posted by Mertonian on Aug 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Lisfranc Injury: what will my mobility be like, and how do I move to NYC?

I fractured my second, third, and fourth metatarsals, my medial cuneiform bone, and I have what is called a Lisfranc injury in my left foot. How much mobility will I have as the healing progresses? How can I prevent gaining weight and stay in shape? How the heck am I going to move to Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by kscottz on May 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Kids, I can feel the spring coming up in my finger.

I fractured my right index finger about 9 months ago when a table-saw kicked a small square of plywood at high velocity into the end of the 'metacarpal' near the first joint. I taped it up and after about six weeks it felt basically normal. It is straight and I have full mobility however, with the coming of spring, it has started to ache, sometimes distractlingly so... so what's going on?
posted by ennui.bz on May 5, 2010 - 10 answers

How to wake a hibernating finger?

What is wrong with my finger that it won't wake up?? [more inside]
posted by shortbus on Feb 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Sling has slung. And it hurts.

How do I wear a sling? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Sep 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Pinky fix

I broke my finger four years ago this month, and it's still a mess. Is it too late to get it fixed right? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Nov 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Guess my shin-jury!

What does a stress fracture feel like? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jun 3, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I rehab my formerly broken foot?

My broken foot is healing rather nicely. I'm off my crutches and walking on the boot. My orthopedist gave me some instructions for stretching and rehabbing, but they weren't very specific. How can I do better physical therapy at home? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on May 28, 2008 - 6 answers

The orthopedic surgeon casts extra healing ...

I broke my humerus and now have a great big cast. I am concerned about the fact that I can feel some movement at times. Specifically, if I try to rotate my elbow (not the curl/uncurl motion, but side-to-side), I feel like the arm moves but in reality it doesn't (observably move). That makes me worry that the bones may be moving ... in which case how can they heal together? Also, do the cast covers for showering work? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Apr 22, 2008 - 4 answers

What healing process and timeline can I expect following crush injury to fingers?

What healing process and timeline can I expect following crush injury to fingers? [more inside]
posted by LeeNicholson on Mar 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Wrist pain, very likely a sprain: just watch and wait?

I have some wrist pain from my wrist being twisted, which by all signs appears to be a sprain rather than anything more serious. I'm trying to make sure I don't need to visit an ER (other major factor is that I have no insurance and I don't know what would happen financially after an ER visit). [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Feb 8, 2008 - 24 answers

Can time heal a fractured bone?

What would happen if you fractured a bone and never got it treated? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Never Been Wrist

I am almost positive I've fractured the scaphoid in my left hand (I'm right-handed). [I've done it before; all the symptoms line up; doctor pals have taken a look and concurred] I'm currently uninsured and really can't afford to go to PT and have them outfit me with a cast/splint. [more inside]
posted by jtajta on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

what's the toy/device in Fracture?

What's the name of the device / toy created by Hopkins' character in the movie Fracture? And more importantly, where can I buy one?
posted by indigo4963 on Apr 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Patella fracture. Share your experiences during physiotherapy and after healing.

I recently broke my patella in two parts. I made a drawing to show how the damage was done. The red line shows how the patella broke, and the blue line is how the pin was drilled in. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Apr 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Jammed finger swollen three weeks later

Jammed my thumb playing basketball, does it need an x-ray? [more inside]
posted by knave on Jan 2, 2007 - 4 answers

What happens after a fracture heals?

I broke my leg. What happens when the cast comes off? [more inside]
posted by tim_in_oz on Dec 1, 2006 - 16 answers

The Radial Fracture Survival Guide: Ow, Oi, Ouch!

Any advice and anecdotes for a college girl with her first broken arm? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Nov 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Cat-Related Injuries

Name that injury: Two nights ago I tripped over my cat and fell really hard on the floor. [+] [more inside]
posted by scazza on Feb 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Cracked ribs

Has anyone ever had cracked ribs? (More inside - heh) [more inside]
posted by Lynsey on Jan 20, 2004 - 9 answers

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