BONE FRACTURE

You should give support to the fractured part (limb) by yourself or with the help of others and rushed to the nearby orthopedic surgeon or hospital. Your consulting orthopedic surgeon will examine you prescribe an x-ray of involved part and prescribe you some pain-relieving medications or injections. Further management will be decided after observing the X-ray.

It depends on

  • Site of injury fractured bone
  • type of fracture
  • Displacement of fractured bone fragments
  • Whether there is any external bleeding with fracture
  • Whether there is any associated injury of nerve or ligaments etc

Depending on the above factors. Some patients can be managed to non-operatively like

  • plastic┬ácast immobilization
  • Brace immobilization
  • Application of crepe bandage
  • Arm pouch bag

With pain-relieving medication and ice compression in the fractured part and some patients do need surgery. In surgery generally, fracture bone is stabilized and fixed using a metal nail or metal plate or screws.

It is either titanium or stainless steel

Regarding the union of fracture, there is no difference but there are certain differences is regarding other aspects like

  • Titanium is relatively lightweight
  • Titanium is MRI compatible
  • according to some study, there is relative Li less chance of infection if a titanium implant is used
  • Titanium implants are costly

For most of the fractures, it is more than 95%.

The chance of complications following fracture surgery is less than 5%. The complications are

  • Infection
  • Non-union ( fracture fails to unite after surgery)
  • Implant breakage

One can keep the implant for lifelong if anybody wants to remove that the implant can be removed after one and a half to two years at least (after the bone is United)

It depends, But it may take from 2 months to 6 months. If a bone fails to unite after 9 months from surgery we call it NON-UNION.

All the titanium implants are MRI compatible. Some Steel implants are also MRI compatible but not all.

No, Further to the surgery along with bone grafting will lead to the bone union in most of the patients with non-union after the first surgery.