Fractures

Fracture is a break that occurs in the region of continuity of the bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called a compound or an open fracture. The most common reason for fractures are because of accidents, falls or sports injuries.

While the majority of fractures occur due to high force impact or stress, other reasons like low bone density and osteoporosis causes weakening of bones resulting in small cracks in bone.
Bone fractures caused by an underlying medical condition is known as pathological fractures.

Symptoms

  • Swelling, bruising
  • Severe pain and tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness
  • Difficulty moving the injured limb Deformity - the injured part looks out of place

In case of a fracture, it is advised not to move the injured area and immediately visit a doctor.

Diagnosis

Your doctor will carry out a physical examination, order an X-ray. Certain times, your doctor may order an MRI or CT scan to understand the extent of injury. Bone healing occurs automatically since it is a natural process. Fracture treatment is carried out to ensure the best possible functioning of the injured part after healing.

Treatment

For the natural healing process to begin, it's important to line up the ends of broken bone which is known as reducing the fracture.

Depending on the type of fracture, your surgeon may decide what kind of treatment is best suited. Immobilization of the injured area is done through plaster casts, or plastic functional braces. In some cases, metal plates, screws or pins using minimally invasive techniques are also placed to keep the bone in place and allow it to heal. The fractured area is immobilized for a period of 2 to 8 weeks. .

Types of fractures treated by Dr. Pradyumna

  • Avulsion fracture
  • Compression fracture
  • Fracture dislocation
  • Hairline fracture
  • Impacted fracture
  • Oblique fracture
  • Stress fracture
  • Transverse fracture
  • Complex intra articular fracture

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