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Bone Fracture

A fracture in the bone is a break in the continuity of the bone. There are different types of bone fractures. It includes stable fracture, open (compound) fracture, transverse fracture, oblique fracture, comminuted fracture. The symptoms include pain, swelling, inability to hold weight, bleeding, etc.

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My child has knee pain after falling from the trampoline and cannot straighten his knees. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old child has knee and shin pain. While jumping on the trampoline, he fell, screaming and holding his knee. He cannot put any weight on it and cannot straighten the knee. He has been pushing my hand away with his foot when I try to look at the knee. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you consult a specialist and start the following medication with their consent. Start the child on syrup Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) 6 milliliters twice a day for three days for the pain and swelling. Ice pack application may also help along w...  Read Full »

Why does my arm feel still and tender after an accident?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a car accident. I was passenger. How can my arm feel very still and tender? The doctor at the urgent care gave me Naproxen but my muscle is still tender and I have not been able to sleep at all. The doctor gave me Hydroxyzine which did not work.  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If it is just a bruise, then you just need to give it time and pain control with some NSAID like Naproxen, and need no intervention but only if your swelling start getting worse. But in any accident we should consider ruling out underlying bone fracture as bone fractu...  Read Full »

What are the chances of healing and potential deformity based on the recent X-ray results of my mother's fractured forearm?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 70 years old and had a right forearm fracture. The plaster was done ten days ago. We got an X-ray done today and wanted to discuss the condition and chances of healing and deformity with you.   Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Sorry for being late. I have seen the X-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There are two things. First, the bones at the fracture site are not aligned in an acceptable position. Second, the bones are very weak known as...  Read Full »

I have a rod fitted three screws in my thigh, and two screws were removed. Is it safe to withdraw the rod now?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old male. My height is 5 feet and 4 inches, and my weight is 48 kg. My thigh was broken six years ago, and a rod with three screws was fitted. After four months, two screws were removed. One screw and a rod are still left in my thigh. Can I withdraw the rod now? After so lon...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If you have no problem with the rod, then you can leave it. If you have to get it removed for some reason or if it is causing pain or any other difficulties, then it is safe to remove it (provided the fracture has healed), which will be se...  Read Full »

I sprained my ankle very badly and got cast for one week. When will I be able to walk normally?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week I sprained my ankle very badly, and it was swollen. I thought it popped out, but luckily it was not. I got an X-ray, and nothing was broken. I got a cast, and yesterday it was removed and replaced with a bandage. I still walk using walking sticks, and it is still swollen. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ankle joint injuries without any evidence of bony injury in the X-rays are mostly soft tissue or ligamentous injuries. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the ankle and foot would be the best investigation for knowing the exact location of tendons or soft tissues. Swell...  Read Full »

I have been on long-term medication for myelopathy leading to C6 arthritis. How long will the recovery take?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered from traumatic myelopathy six months ago when I was hit by a car. I had severe arthritis at C6, so the whiplash contused my spinal cord. I do not have motor deficits. I just have sensory deficits mostly in the hips, legs, and feet (back of my arms as well). The neurologist s...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, the recovery in such cases is slow and gradual. It may take a year or two at times to get complete relief. Gabapentin should be gradually stopped before starting Pregabalin. I expect that now when you start taking tablet Pregabalin (Lyrica), symptoms will be better...  Read Full »

Is it common to have pain and stiffness in fractured finger even after healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I have two issues. I broke my finger three months ago, and it healed. However, I cannot bend it as it is swollen and hurts when I try to bend it. I feel like something is restricting, like fluid around my joints possibly. Also, I may have some nerve damage because when I touch smooth th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stiffness after finger fracture is very common and can persist if it is not addressed. Could you please share the images so that I can suggest a physio plan for you? It could be fibromyalgia, as it can cause pain in multiple places and again needs proper assessment. Do ...  Read Full »

Can ganglion cyst occur on a fracture site?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old. I keep on getting ganglion cysts. Previously, I had 6 cysts and the last one was worse. It appeared where I had a broken bone previously, and a fracture on my fifth metatarsal. It grew a little and got ruptured a week back. It is causing pain affecting mobility and ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am unable to comment on the exact cause of the lump or bump that you are experiencing. You have not attached your ultrasound report. It seems to be a ganglion as it bursts spontaneously. But multiple incidence and location are unusual to occur especially on the fo...  Read Full »

How to relieve foot pain due to fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old and I am in a height of five inches. I got fractured in some part of my foot. I went to urgent care immediately and got an X-ray last week. The doctor told me that he can see a fracture on one toe and the other one is unsure. The fracture is present on the top of the fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had posted the X-rays, it could helped me to make a clear diagnosis. I can say you that for now, you need to elevate your foot and take antiinflammatory tablets. Change in the color of the foot is a normal phenomenon due to the formation of a blood clot. Tingling...  Read Full »

Is it recommended to start workout after one year of metal implant for midshaft bone fracture?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sports-related injury which resulted in a midshaft humerus bone fracture, the bone was basically broken in three different places. I got surgery due to the severity and had a metal implant placed in my arm holding the bones together. It has already been a whole year since the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your fracture seems to have united on the x-rays (true AP and lateral views are not there) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The best modality for fracture union is CT (computerized tomography) scan. You can start with the exercises and gradually you ...  Read Full »

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