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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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Wife fell last Thursday on left side bruising the foot,

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Wife fell last Thursday on left side bruising the foot, knee, and back. Has history of osteoporosis which she has been receiving a Forteo injection dally for past 36 months. Also, 6 back surges most recent in 1/16 when hardware failed and total left hip replacement in 3/16. Been treating with ice ban tonight discovered foot remains warm despite ice being placed on it with only a sock on. Cause for concern, should we go to OR, call GP?? Please advise.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Some minor swelling noted and elevation appears to relive swelling and discomfort minimally. Takes 10 mg. Oxycodone for back pain and 4 Advil twice a day. Bruising is still quite prominent on back and remains sore. Hope this isn't too much info.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Other than history of fractures due to osteoporosis, none I can think of.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,if she puts weight on her foot and walk without pain then you can call your GP.

Otherwise fracture,ligament tear,tendonitis should be ruled out at ER as she has history of osteoporosis and she is more prone to have even a hair line fracture.

Continue cool compresses.

Use crutches while walking.

Wear ace bandage for compression and immobilisation.

A referral to orthopedist is advised in case of fracture.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 11 months ago.

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