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WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FRACTURES

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WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FRACTURES

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Severe pain along with swelling and deformity are usually associated with bone fractures.1,2

Fractures could be stable, compound fracture and several other types, which will be investigated by your health care professional to be able to take the necessary actions. Your orthopedic might also request x-rays to check the fracture type and location. Some fracture types might require magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography scans to further examine the case.1

Frequent actions taken by your orthopedic includes aligning the injured bone in place, usually using a plaster case. This will stabilize your broken bone and prevent the injured bone pieces from moving, so it can heal in the right position. A surgery might be required in some complex cases of fractures.1,3

In case you don’t give your fracture the proper attention and you didn’t receive the correct treatment, it could progress to a more serious permanent deformity and disability.2

Despite taking several weeks to heel, in most cases, the fracture pain will diminish before the healing course is complete. 1

 

You should seek medical help as soon as you realizes that you have a broken

Bone in order to avoid the complications.2

References:

1.       Fracture. Available at https://www.healthline.com/health/fracture#prevention Last accessed: 21/06/2019

2.       How do I know if I've broken a bone? NHS. Available at https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/accidents-first-aid-and-treatments/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-broken-a-bone/ Last accessed: 21/06/2019

3.       Fractures (Broken Bones). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Available at https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/fractures-broken-bones Last accessed: 21/06/2019