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Trauma – Bone fractures


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Trauma – Bone fractures

My health hospitals has best Orthopedicians with 10 + years of experience in the field of orthopedics and trauma in treatment of various types of fractures secondary to traima with best results through safe and painless surgery with less hospital stay duration and prevent future problems and recurrence .

What are the causes of Bone fractures ?

The most common causes of fractures are:

  • Trauma - A fall, motor vehicle accident, or tackle during a football game can all result in fractures.
  • Osteoporosis - Weakening of bones leading to fractures .
  • Overuse - Repetitive motion can tire muscles and place more force on bone. This can result in stress fractures.
  • Stress fractures - common in athletes.

What are the symptoms of fractures ?

Symptoms of bone fractures include:

  • Severe Pain at fractured site
  • Swelling of skin and soft tissues
  • Tenderness (pain on touch)
  • Inability to move the fractured part (due to pain)
  • Discoloration of the skin
symptoms of fractures

How do we diagnose fractures ?

Your Orthopedician first takes your history of any trauma and anticipates on the likely bone that can be fractured and the cause of the symptoms . He will den do physical examination of the affected part to look for pain , swelling and restricted mobility and does first aid if needed and stabilizes the joint /bone and advises imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis of a fracture .

You’ll need at least one of a few imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis of your fracture:

  • X-rays - An x ray is the best modality to visualize bone and helps in diagnosing theb presence of fractures , its location and severity needing intervention.
  • MRI - Your orthopedician might recommend an MRI to get a complete picture of the damage to your bones and the structures around them. An MRI is done to know any injuries to the surrounding structures which includes injury to ligaments ,tendons, muscles .
  • CT scan - Some times done for detail knowledge of the fractured site
  • Bone scan - It is used to find fractures that donot show up on an X-ray.
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what is the treatment of fractures ?

Treatment of fractures depends on the cause , site of fracture and severity of fracture ( simple or complex) . Your orthopedician goes through your history , examination , and imaging tests and decides on the management plan and it can be either of these -


If your fracture is mild and your bones are not displaced ( if it’s non-displaced), you might only need IMMOBILISATION of the fractured site and some times the limb by splints or casts (POP-Plaster of paris ) . Splinting usually lasts for four to six weeks and a cast lasts six to eight weeks. In both cases you’ll likely need follow up X-rays at regular intervals to make sure your bones are healing correctly.

Closed reduction

For simple fractures you will require a closed reduction to set (realign) your fractured bones. During this non-surgical procedure, your orthopedician will physically align the fractured bones with external pressure under anaesthesia preferably (Local / sedatives / general anaethesia ) . After the closed reduction of the fractured bones , your orthopedician will put you in a splint or cast for immobilization for 4-6 weeks .

Bone fracture surgery

Depending on which type of fracture you have and if it complex fracture (multiple small fractures at one site ), the surgeon may opt for OPEN REDUCTION and INTERNAL FIXATION. The surgeon explains the procedure , duration of surgery , its benefits and risks , approximate duration of hospital stay and post op care after surgery.

Open reduction and Internal fixation -

Your orthopedician will realign your fractured bones to their correct position and will secure them in place so that they can heal faster . They usually perform what’s called an internal fixation, which means your surgeon(orthopedician) inserts implants(metal plates/rods/screws) into your bone to hold it in place while it heals and you might need follow-up surgeries to remove them. You’ll need to limit the bone or joint movements until the fracture heals .

External fixation -

You might need an external fixation for some fractures which are very complex for temporary stabilisation before actually going for internal fixation.The surgeon will put some screws in your bone on either side of the fracture and connect them externally to a brace or bracket .

Arthroplasty(Joint replacement)-

If you fracture a joint (like your shoulder, elbow or knee) you might need a joint replacement . Your orthopedician will remove the damaged joint due to fracture as it cannot be re united and replace it with an artificial joint. The artificial joint (prosthesis) can be made of metal, ceramic or heavy-duty plastic.

Bone grafting-

If your fracture is severely displaced or if your bone isn’t healing back an additional bone tissue is used to rejoin the fractured bone. Later Internal fixation is done to keep the fragments together. Bone grafts can be taken from few sites:

  • Internally from somewhere else in your body usually the top of your hip bone.
  • An external donor.
  • An artificial replacement .

After your surgery, your bone will be immobilized. You might need a splint, cast, brace or sling for certain period of time before you start using the fractured limb or joint as before.

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Trauma – Bone fractures

Most people who break a bone make a full recovery and can resume their typical routine after their fracture treatment and bone healing after 6 weeks.

Bone fractures themselves don’t cause fevers. However, if you have a fever, or the area around your broken bone feels warm or hot go to your surgeon. This can be a sign of a serious infection that needs to be examined by a orthopedician right away.

If you think you have a bone fracture after trauma, you need to see a orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. Go to your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Intense pain.
  • You can’t move a part of your body like you usually can.
  • A part of your body is noticeably different looking or out of its usual place.
  • You can see your bone through your skin.
  • Swelling.
  • New bruising that appears at the same time as any of these other symptoms.

Depending on which type of immobilization or surgery you needed to repair your fracture, you should be able to start moving again in a few weeks(4-6 weeks ). More severe fractures can take a year or more to heal.

A stress fracture is a small crack in one of your bones. Stress fractures are exactly what their name sounds like — fractures that happen when something puts too much stress on your bone. Stress fractures are also called hairline fractures, a name that refers to the hairline crack that forms in your bone.

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