My son broke his tibia and fibula, is it safe to manually manipulate the fragment in place by hand?

My son recently broke his tibia and fibula in the lower part of his leg requiring extensive surgery that included utilization of steel plating and several screws. Afterwards, upon reviewing his post op x-rays, it was discovered that a large splinter from the back side of his fibula had separated from the main bone and was in essence floating in the surrounding tissue (see attached). In response to our concerns regarding the same, my son’s followup physician has advised him to manually manipulate the fragment in place by hand. Our concern is that doing so could possibly result in further damage to the surrounding tissue and prevent fusion to the main bone. Is this really a safe and soundly establish practice in regard to such injuries, or should we be considering looking for a second opinion?

I broke the bottom part of my ankle bone, how can I make it heal?

I broke the bottom part of my ankle bone. I don’t have money or insurance to see a orthopedic. They wrapped my ankle in ace bandages and put a black boot on it. Can it heal like that. I don’t work cause I am trying to get my disability started.I keep it elevated a lot and wear the boot. The er Dr I saw just came in and said it was broke and the nurse will wrap it. He didn’t feel of my ankle or nothing.

Age: 51
Female
Medications: Ativan effexor xr propranolol er

I have a ankle fracture, do I need surgery?

I have a ankle fracture,Doctor is asking me to undergo a surgery in which they will fix a screw in bone. But I don’t want that , Can the same problem be healed with proper rest and plaster?
I am afraid of surgery and don’t wanna undergo the same.
If it can heal by applying plaster and proper rest then what precautions should I follow for it?

Age:23
Male
Medications: None



Fractured my l3 and l4 vertebrae, rods have fractured, will they need to be replaced?

I was in a motor vehicle accident in 2001. Fractured my l3 and l4 vertebrae. I had Harrington rods, screws and bone from my hip fused from l1 to s1. My rods have fractured. Will they need to be replaced or simply removed? Pain is a constant 7 even with strong pain medicine. I’m scared to see a Neuro. Any advice I will attach a current xray.
Age:36
Male
Medications: Morphine



Can a back injury cause kidney failure?

Can a back injury cause kidney failure?

25yr white male 5’9′ 175lbs. On Saturday night while out drinking I slipping and slammed my back pretty hard on some steps. Sunday night I started having flu-like symptoms (fever, fatigue, headache, chills)plus very bad back pain. Today I went an urgent care and while my flu test was negative, they did find some blood in my urine. I have been drinking a lot of water but have not been urinating that often. The doctor gave me some antibiotics that treats kidney infections, but I’m just worried it could be a bigger issue.
Age:25
Male
Medications: None

I got an MRI done on my lower back last week and am looking for some help in understanding the report?

Hi, I got an MRI done on my lower back last week and am looking for some help in understanding the report. For some background information, about 6 years ago I got a compression fracture in my L1 vertabrae and my chiropractor, who’d found it, essentially told me with certain exercises and chiropractic care it could be treated. Now for approximately the past year or two, my lower back pain has become chronic, leaving me with a constant mild-moderate pain level, only relief when I lay down, ice/heat. Ibuprofen no longer helps. Pain medications prescribed have only made me sick/tired. I know my compression fracture has since worsened however I don’t fully understand the rest of the results. The report reads: “MRI- MRI LUMBAR SPINE WITHOUT CONTRAST PERFORMED BY ADVANCED RADIOLOGY DATED 10.26.17 – IMPRESSION: Anterior wedge deformities of upper and lower endplates of L1 vertebral body. Associated reactive marrow changes are noted, with mild endplate spur. Relatively modest disc bulges, apart from L4-5, where a right paramedian herniation abuts the foraminal recess portion right L5 nerve root. L5-S1 bulge and facet changes produce relatively pronounced bilateral L5 foraminal stenoses, right greater than left.”

Age:21
Female
Medications: Ibuprofen



I suffered an injury to my left middle shoulder, after treatment my pain is worse?

Hi, years ago i suffered injury to my left middle shoulder in the gym. A year ago I went to a physiotherapist (bioenergist) hoping he could help fix my shoulder. Instead of treating my shoulder directly He told me to lay on my stomach (so I did), and He went on top of me and started cracking my entire spine (bashing) forcefully. I didn’t know what cracking my spine had to do with my left shoulder problem, but ever since than i started to feel weakness in muscles of my sacral vertebraes all the way to my cervical vertebraes. I can’t sleep properly for months, i feel like I don’t have will for life anymore, everytime when I eat food I feel like I am going to suffocate on food, my neck muscles really loosen up, the back of my neck is shaking, I am having a hard time to breathe deeply, most of the muscles of my body are loosen up, I am breathing more through my stomach rather than I should breathe through my thorax, I feel like my back ribs are making pressure on my lungs, I can’t burp when I need to. The physiotherapist treatment made my life very difficult to live. I don’t know what to do. I am desperate. Could you please help me?

Age:28
Male
Medications: None



I have been taking gabapentin 900mg daily, left leg now has more swelling than right, please advise?

I have been taking gabapentin 900mg daily for 3 months and have developed edema in both legs. ( I read it is a side effect) Edema started almost immediately but drug is helping so I’ve continued taking it. Now my concern is this: Left leg has more swelling than right and now has slight feeling of pulling of skin and tingling. (not pain),but there is a slightly pink area on shin and down to ankle. Can the pink coloration be a normal part of the edema? Thank you.
Age:69
Female
Medications: gabapentin, actos metformen,lipitor,enalipril



I hit the bottom part of my leg, could I have a stress fracture?

I hit the bottom part of my leg back in early April of this year on a wooden frame going around a settee. I went to A&E who said nothing was broken but no x-ray was taken. I’ve since seen two of my own gp’s as I’m still in pain, unable to touch it and still have a lump which they said was a collection of blood. They also refused me an x-ray stating ‘if you’d broken it, you’d certainly know about’. Surely 7 months of pain and swelling suggests otherwise? Could I have a stress fracture? How do I get a diagnosis when no doctor will send for an x-ray? The picture enclosed is how my leg was a few days after the accident and NOT how it looks now.

Age:42
Female
Medications: Levothyroxine, Citalopram



I got an MRI, does this scan look normal?

I got an MRI this morning and am unable to see my doctor for a month. I was wondering is anything stood out. I notice there is something odd on the right side of my wrist… so my question is does this scan look normal? I have had pain on the ulnar side if my right wrist for quite some time. Pain is induced by using the end for more than a few seconds. I have an electric wave feeling that shoots from my wrist up my forearm and sometimes find my pinky and ring finger to be tingly.

Age; 20
Female
Medications: None



After tumor removed from spinal cord, developed tingling in my left foot and leg?

2 months ago I had a tumor on my spinal cord and had it removed. At that time I had swelling from t2-t5 and the tumor had compressed my spinal cord and caused spinal stenois. My surgery went as planned, but 2 months later I developed tingling in my left foot and leg, why is this happening?



I have a pseudo Jones fracture on the 5th metatarsal, when can I return to work?

I have a pseudo Jones fracture on the 5th metatarsal that was obtained 10/3/17. I have a physically demanding job and they won’t allow me to return unless I have a note from the doctor saying that I can return with absolutely no restrictions. In your opinion. When would I be able to return to work?

Age: 33
Female
Medications: None



I had 3 ops on the right knee, 1 ACL and 2 menicus tears, the knee recently started swelling?

Quick background: 3 ops on the right knee, 1 ACL and 2 menicus tears. I have played soccer since I was 5, I am now 46 years old. I exercise the knee daily, play table tennis and soccer once or twice weekly. The knee recently started swelling. I treated it with RICE. Swellings gone. Now very localised pain top of patella and a finger width towards inside of knee. Very painful when attempting a run and sore to the touch. Walking only occasional pain. Occasional slight give way. Lots of grinding, crunching and crackling from the knee. Any ideas pls?

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I’m post op from neck surgery fusion is it normal my hands feel numb?

I’m post op for three weeks and two days now from neck surgery fusion not sure of which disc that fused together it was about a five hour surgery but any way the reason I’m writing this is that when I wake up in the morning my hands are numb and tingling and feels like they are sewed on sounds crazy I know but eventually it goes away but my left arm starts getting getting a cold sensations and do not have a neck brace that fits right. Sure could use some comforting thoughts

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