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what are the signs of a compound fracture?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty walking, grinding feeling of the bone, deformity of the affected area.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Unpredictable: The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have an opening in the skin associated with them, but it's not the opening but rather the amount of skin, tissue and bone loss as well as possible injuries to blood vessels and nerves that determines the time for healing.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How is a compound fracture typically treated?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery: Almost all open or compound fractures require urgent surgery.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What are the major symptoms of compound fracture ?

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Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jones answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Open wound, fracture: Compound fractures are relatively easy to identify as they are open wounds with a broken bone at the opening. In addition to obvious trauma, pain, and bleeding, a compound fracture also causes the injured area to appear deformed.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the easiest methods to get a compound fracture?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Apply lots of force : But i wouldn't recommend it.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long will a compound fracture take to heal?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Compound fracture: Depends. A compound fracture has bone fragments piercing the skin. Healing depends on the general health, the severity of the fracture, the surgery, whether there is damage to nerves and vessels along with other soft tissue, and the occurrance of any complications. Healing may be delayed due to many factors.
Dr. Michael Ahearn
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Agree with above Un complicated cases heal in about 8 to 12 weeks the recovery may be longer
Dec 11, 2014

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