What does fracture treatment mean?
Fractures are broken bones. There is not much difference between a fracture and a break. Both are used as two different terms for the same condition. Fracture Treatment or Fracture Care is creating an environment by which the broken or fractured bone can heal itself using different ways but certain fractures require treatment when the injury is severe. It depends on the location and severity. We at Bharath Orthopaedics, aim in treating most of the fractures with painless treatment or without surgery.
Fracture treatment Procedures followed
- Pain Management
- Non-Surgical immobilization
- POP or lightweight POP application
- Fracture reduction
- Internal or external fixation
When do you require a fracture treatment?
- Anyone who breaks their bones from falls, car or automobile accidents, or sports injuries requires a fracture treatment.
- Older people with weaker bones have a great risk of falling.
- Adults or children with underlying illness or conditions.
- Medical conditions called osteoporosis also play a major role.
Benefits of fracture treatment
- Faster recovery
- Ability to restore to ordinary life
Types of bone fractures
There is a range of fracture types that include:
- Avulsion fracture: If the ligament or tendon pulls part of the bone off.
- Closed, or open fractures: Closed fracture is that if the injury breaks open the skin, and if the skin does open it is an open or compound fracture.
- Comminuted fracture: The bone gets shattered into several pieces.
- Complete fractures: If the breakthrough the bone completely separates into two.
- Compression (crush) fracture: The bone gets shattered or crushed.
- Displaced fractures: There would be a gap formed when the bone breaks and it can be mostly fixed by surgery.
- Greenstick fracture: when the bone partly fractures causing a bend but it does not break completely. Children who have softer bones with more elasticity often undergo treatment for this type of fracture.
- Hairline fracture: the fracture of the bone is partial, and it’s hard to detect using routine x-rays.
- Impacted fracture: One fragment of a bone gets driven together or goes into another when the bone is fractured.
- Intraarticular fracture: The break extends into the surface of the joint.
- Longitudinal fracture: The break is along with the bone’s length.
- Oblique fracture: The break is diagonal across the bone or to a bone’s long axis.
- Partial fractures: The break or fracture doesn’t go all the way through the bone.
- Pathological fracture: The bone gets weakened due to pathological conditions like underlying disease or condition and results in a fracture.
- Spiral fracture: The fracture spirals or twists around the bone.
- Stress fracture: The bone breaks through repeated stresses or it gets cracked in and most of the time gets tough to image. It is more common among athletes or sportspersons.
- Torus (buckle) fracture: It is painful where the bone gets deformed, but it does not crack. It occurs mostly among children.
- Transverse fracture: The break has a straight break or in is a straight line across the bone.
Symptoms and signs of fractures?
- Severe pain
- Difficulty to use the limbs
Things to keep in mind after the fracture treatment
- Pay a regular visit to your doctor after enquiring him about the details of the next visit.
- Do not apply water to the wound until the stitches are removed.
- Immediately approach your operating surgeon if you have any infections or severe pain, swelling or fever.
- Follow the instructions for the physiotherapy and continue medication as directed by the physician.