Trauma – Fracture Treatment

A fracture is a brake in continuity of a bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured.

Types
    • Simple fracture – Bones are fractured without involvement of skin
  • Compound fracture -The skin is pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin at the time of injury. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound.
  • Comminuted fracture – The bone shatters into three or more pieces.
Causes
  • Trauma. A fall, a motor vehicle accident, or while sporting activity.
  • Osteoporosis. It weakens the bones leading to fractures.
  • Overuse. Repetitive motion has more force on bone resulting in stress fractures. These are common in athletes.
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Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Deformity
  • Restricted joint movements

Diagnosis

  • X rays
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan

Treatment

  • Cast Immobilization – once the broken bones are aligned cast is applied for minimum of 8 weeks depending on the fracture union
  • Traction – is used to align the bones either in the form of skin or skeletal traction
  • External Fixation – pins are placed into the broken bone above and below the fracture site. These pins are connected to a metal bars outside the skin. It is applied when the skin and other soft tissues around the fracture are badly damaged, until definitive surgery is planned
  • Closed Reduction and Internal Fixation – Fractures are manipulated and aligned without opening the fracture site and fixing them with intramedullary nails, screws & wires
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation – Fractures are manipulated and aligned with opening the fracture site and fixing them with plates and screws, wires

Complications

  • Bleeding – mainly long bone and pelvic fractures leading to hypovolemic shock
  • Infection – mainly in compound fractures
  • Fat embolism – mainly in long bone fractures
  • Delayed union
  • Non-union
  • Malunion

About Doctor:

Dr. Naveen Reddy is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Hyderabad. He has over 8 years of experience. Having completed his post graduation in Orthopedics, (D’Ortho and DNB Ortho, he was part of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad – 2009-2017. He has had the experience of working with the Best Orthopaedic Surgeons and gained extensive expertise in managing simple, complex trauma, knee and hip replacements. His patients consider him to be the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. He has a fellowship in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty from world-renowned center Galeazzi Institute of Orthopedics, Milan, Italy under Prof Dr Lugi Zagra where he had great exposure and gained knowledge complex Hip & Knee Replacements.

The range of services provided by him includes Trauma – Fracture treatment, Knee Joint Replacement, Hip Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries Treatment, PRP & BEMAC Injections, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Treatment etc.

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