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Orthopaedic Disorders

New discussion Join group Also known as Bone Disorders, DISH (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis), Dupuytren's Contracture, Forestier's Disease, Joint Contracture, Marfan's Syndrome, Osteochondroses, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Paget's Disease of Bone

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  • katie2017 2

    Aching pain in right ankle after external fixator

    had car accident on 21/02/17 had external fixator on for 3 months had cast on for 3/4 weeks having cast off on tuesday next week thank god. very painful, feels like toothache in my ankle/toes/foot any tips for dealing with the pain? im only taking ibroprofen getting down due to constant pain. i can 'walk'...

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  • jyoti 2418 1

    Post 5 months of Calcaneus fracture

    Hi My husband got his Calcaneus fractured on 22-Jan-2017 and is post 5 months now - he is on one crutch and one cane - started weight bearing and trying to put full weight and get rid of any support - but he is having extreme pain in his tendons and is not able to put his foot down and able to walk...

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  • hemantudz 1

    Intra Articular Calcaneal Fracture (Heel Bone Fracture)

    Dear Sir, I fell down from stairs on 11 July 2015 and got fracture. After examining, my orthopedic doctor diagnosed that it is heel bone fracture in both legs. (Intra-articular Calcaneal fracture. I have lost subtler movements in heel and ankle area. He simply told me to walk on toes for 20 minutes...

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  • pcindia 1

    Any suggestions?

    Hello,        Three years back, My mother met with an accident where she broke/fractured her handbone ( slightly above the wrist). She was operated upon , plastered for six months and the bones joined.   Howeverm later we detected that the surgery was done incorrcetly and the bones had not connected...

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  • wsj333 2

    No pain with DISH? Who writes the articles??

    So who is writing the articles and info on medical websites where they are saying that DISH causes no pain and there are few symptoms.  Are they nuts?  I suppose there are some people who have slow,progression and not much pain, but geesh, they sure aren't talking to the masses when they write these...

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  • Guest M

    Living with Forestier's disease

    I have finally found info on Forestier's disease!! When I was first diagnosed back in 1988 my doctor had no material on this subject. I was told to go home and find it on my computer, which I did. There was a researcher in Canada who hit the nail right on the head, Forestier's is no pick nick! He...

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  • jean68130 2


    Hi, can anyone recommend an innersole - after I have been wearing my shoes for a couple of hours walking about ( no problem when just sitting) I get very painful balls of my feet. It is not arthritis. I have tried gel half soles but no good. Regards Jean

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  • ruthruth 1

    Fracture ankle

    I broke my ankle in February we're now in June I've had several x-rays but the fracture hasn't healed plus my ankle keeps swelling something fierce. I asked my doctor what will happen and he just said well see just have to wait. Had anyone had a similar experience?

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  • bekki07564 1

    Coxa Valga

    Hi, I'm new to the forum, I've recently found out I have a Coxa Valga in one of my hips, I'm 22, and I understand it's quite late to be diagnosed with it. I'm not seeing a specialist until January which will probably result in an MRI (I don't mind as I work in MRI!) but I didn't know if there are any...

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  • araceli96380 2

    Fractures of tibia and fibula

    I had tibial and fibula fractures 2 1/2 months ago from biking. I didn't have surgery but on a cast for 2 months. I went back 1 wk ago and fractures were still movable and my ankle was getting so stiff so he suggested to wear boot and took off the cast. I'm walking with a boot by just 20% weight bearing...

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  • brendak 1

    Clean looking bone scan in bad foot

    I had a bone scan done on Monday and I see the doctor on Friday.  I have two painful feet with bunions, tailor bunions, neuromas and capsulitis.  The left one is worse, so it has been in a boot for nearly 4 weeks.  He let me look at the scans, and the right one has things going on, but my left one had...

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  • Ray035 1

    Knee pain help

    I have been having this dull discomfort on the inside knee next to my knee cap for a few months. About 3 weeks ago I turned and felt this pop snap on the inside of my knee. Instant pain and couldn't put a lot of pressure on knee but could still walk. That went away about 2 hours later. I would then for...

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  • jennifer05838 2

    Kohlers disease.

    To keep a long story short. My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with kohlers disease 10 weeks ago. Apparently it has been going on for sometime. 6 weeks ago after an X-ray we were told it appeared to be on the mend, she is still in her 'special boot' as she is in pain without it. We saw a different...

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  • iris19274 1

    Progressive bone disease diagnosed and scared

    My Primary care physician discussed my x-ray results with me today. He immediately scheduled a appointment with a orthopedic doctor. I was told my hip has progressive bone disease. I am so scared . Any input on this would be helpful. Thank you

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  • kale31521 1

    Broken femur recovery question

    I broke my femur about 4 and a half weeks ago during spring break when I got tackled on the beach by a guy about twice my size. Doctors said it was a clean break, and I had surgery the following morning. In terms of recovery I feel that I am doing well, as I no longer need pain medication and am no longer...

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  • Roger2Dodger 3

    After Radiation Therapy

    After radiation therapy, How long does it take for the PSA level to drop to an acceptable level,assuming that the radiation was successful in killing the cancer cells that were targeted. The different types of radiation therapy don’t kill all of the cells in the prostate gland, so they’re not expected...

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  • Azbella 3

    10 + yrs later

    Fell off ladder n fx L humerus & dislocated shoulder . Due to the break unable to set arm . Had surgery , had ORIF , , to make it short a week later MRSA . Another 3 surgeries to debride , wound vac to help healing .. finally healing , sent home on Vancomycin for atleast 2 more months .,,screws &...

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  • brittany41500 1

    ankle surgery

    I broke both sides of my ankle 3 weeks ago I was in a splint for 2 weeks & just last week I was put into a cast for 2 weeks before I get the boot I've been taking care of my almost 2 year old toddler as well yesterday I put pressure on my bad ankle in the cast I didn't hurt but with how much my doctor...

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  • stephie200 1

    I need more information about Dupuytren's Contracture

    Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie, I am a health educator currently conducting a research project on Dupuytren’s Contracture. I would love to get a better understanding of what it is like to live with DC and how it affects your daily life. What kind of limitations, if any, do you experience? What type...

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  • strangytie 1

    Need help understanding my hands!

    My right hand is unable to make the ASL sign for "3", otherwise identified as the girl scouts/boy scouts sign. My ring finger and index finger won't straighten out unless I press down on my thumb and pinkie with my left hand. But once I let go, they immediately bend back and sometimes lock up. My hands...

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  • milly28 2

    Life in a cast....How did you cope?

    Hi there, I recently broke my ankle by falling down the stairs... I ended up requiring surgery to stabilise my fracture (pins and a plate). Post of  was casted for 8 weeks in total. I found myself becoming so frustrated with the itching more than anything. I'm a nurse also and i am doing some research...

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  • JessicD 1

    Having tail bone pain when I sit

    Anytime I am sitting weather it's a hard surface or a soft one I can feel pressure and discomfort on my tail bone and its worst on hard surfaces.... It is painful when I get up and hurts worst as I take pressure off when getting up.

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  • jw454 3

    recurrent anterior branch

    Hello all, Has anyone ever had a recurrent anterior branch nerve entrapment? It's located about 2-3 inches below the knee in the anterior tibula muscle.

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  • Guest M

    Ankle pain for years!!! Osteochondritis Dissecans

    When I was 36 years old I had Septic Arthritis in my Lefy Ankle for no apparent reason. I had no previous pain or injury until then. My ankle was washed out in surgery and I had been pain free until about 6 months ago. Again, my ankle started to ache like a toothache and was a little swollen. After...

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  • ornella40642 2

    Locked Jaw

    Hi, I'm a 15 year old girl who recently has had locked jaw. I woke up one morning and my jaw was locked so I'd crack it everyday usually in the morning to allow my jaw to open wide. Then all of sudden, the cracking stopped and it became quite paintful on my right side of the jaw so I had less movement...

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  • jw454 3

    Chronic compartment syndrome

    I'm looking for anyone that has had chronic compartment syndrome. I have constant pain in my anterior shin muscle and now I'm having pain in my calf with radiating pain to the sole of my foot when my calf is hurting. I am unable to walk and bare weight more than 10 mins and the pain is unbearable. At...

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  • c3ypt1c 1

    I can't lift my arm. Help.

    I'm 16, male, with no known family history of medical problems. I don't participate in any sport, run, walk etc. as I am more of a person who prefers to stay inside. For about a month, I have found myself unable to keep my arm above my shoulder. It just suddenly happened overnight. Few days prior to...

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  • ScaredyCake 3

    Leg length discrepancy-am I alone?

    Since birth Ive had one leg shorter than the other. Im female, 35. I've compensated for this pretty well. So much so, my partner of 7 years doesn't even know! My left Levi's the shorter, my left foot is at least a size smaller, and I only have 4 toes on that foot... my right leg is more muscular than...

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  • stevenadamsee 1

    Pain in knuckle years after injury?

    Two years ago I was attacked by a large dog, having not deterred the dog with a kick I tried to punch the beast in the head at which moment he attempted to bite said punching hand and my ring finger knuckle landed squarely on his fang. It wasn't so much a puncture wound as just a powerful impact on a...

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  • antony47588 1

    The link to drinking alcohol - any ideas welcome

    Hi everyone, It seems to me that the disease keeps marching on despite the needle method and one lot of surgery on the right hand. My little finger is now at right angles. I personally blame alcohol. Does anyone have any ideas please?

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  • Guest M

    Dupuytren's Contracture

    My father had this condition and so did my late sister. I experienced it briefly a year or two ago but at the age of 66 I am expecting it to come back owing to my family history.

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