Fracture refers to a broken bone, typically caused by external forces or excessive stress, with various types and severities. Dislocation is the displacement of bones at a joint, often due to traumatic injury, resulting in the bones being forced out of their normal position. Both injuries necessitate medical treatment, including realigning the bone or joint and immobilization, to promote healing and prevent complications.
Management of Fractures and dislocations
- Closed Reduction
- Closed Reduction with K-wire fixation
- Closed Reduction with Intramedullary Nailing
- Open Reduction and Fixation
Signs and Symptoms of Fracture
- Intense localized pain at the site of the fracture.
- Swelling and bruising around the injured area, often occurring rapidly.
- Visible deformity or an abnormal appearance of the affected limb or joint.
- Difficulty moving the injured limb or joint, with reduced range of motion.
- Inability to put weight on the affected limb, especially if it's a lower extremity fracture.
- A grating or grinding sensation when the fractured ends of bone rub against each other
- Numbness or tingling in the area below the fracture, which may indicate nerve involvement.
Treatment intervention in the initial development stages of osteoarthritis may improve joint preservation, joint integrity and its function in the long-term, or even a lifetime. It can also save you from the debilitating pain and the possible need for joint replacement surgery. The treatment goal is to improve functionality of the knee and control pain.
- Pain Management
- Physical Therapy
- Rest and Elevation
- Open Reduction
- External Fixation
- Intramedullary Nailing
- Bone Grafting
- Minimally Invasive SurgeryTop of Form
The choice of treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical, depends on the type and severity of the fracture or dislocation, the individual's overall health, and the specific circumstances of the injury. An orthopedic specialist will determine the most suitable approach for each case.
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