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Bone Infection From Surgery For Compound Fracture Why
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more
Not common: If the fracture is truly closed, bacteria should not be able to infect the bone since it isn't exposed to the outside environment. Fractures, where bone is penetrated through the skin or visible through a wound, have variable infection rates based on the size of the wound and the time until the patient receives antibiotics. ...Read more
What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?
Bone graft from hip to bilateral pars fractures; screw placement unsuccessful. How long does bone usually take to fuse? Curious. Also why no nsaids?
Iliac crest bone graft from hip for treatment for nonunion scaphoid how big is the cut ? Will they take much bone graft? Hello there I have nonunion scaphoid for nearly two years now im having open reducion and internal fixation of the scaphoid fracture w
These : These are very specific questions, good questions but the best answer comes form the surgeon who is going to operate on you. Typically "small cut" (whatever that means may be different for different cases, and going home typically depends upon how you feel, genral health, length of surgery etc....Talk to your doctor pick up the phone and call the office of where your surgery is being done. ...Read more
Surgeon wants to remove pin from non union scaphoid, have had 2 unsuccessful bone grafts,I'm not sure as from what I can see bone is still broken?
Non-union=still brkn: If they are calling it a non-union then that means the fracture has not healed so is technically still broken. To optimize bone healing, it is important to not smoke, limit alcohol, eat a healthy, balanced diet with sufficient protein and consider taking vit. C, D, mutli-mineral complex and I like to have patients add a collagen supplement. ...Read more
How long does it take for a bone graft from hip to pars fractures to heal completely. it's been 4 months and showing minimal bony union.
I need surgical options to fix 8mm bone length difference in Ulna bone. Its from childhood fracture and i've been experiencing pain for 5 months ?
8mm: uite a small difference- perhaps you should ask about medical treatment for this condition- also your skeleton is still growing! ...Read more
I have a displaced talus fracture, treated with orif surgery. Is there anything i can do to prevent avascular necrosis while ankle heals?
How risky when a rod pinned to femur removed again due to infections or bone death at the union of fractured bones, any alternatives?
Complicated: Sounds like a complicated problem which would require a more complete history and review of X-rays. If you have a delayed or possibly infected non union of a fracture, the treatment centers around eradicating the infection and also getting the bone to heal. If to have a pun tract infection from an external fixatir and a delayed union, this is sometimes treated with an intramedullary rod. ...Read more
Smoking cannabis after scaphoid non-union surgery. It involved a bone graft from my pelvis and a pin to secure it together. Is weed bad for healing?
I have a wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist. Can i insist that bone not be taken from my hip to fix it? Surgery was recommended by an orthopedic doctor to repair a non-union wrist fracture with the scaphoid bone broken at the waist
No: Depends on the fracture and how much bone is needed. One study showed bone grafting from distal radius had lower healing rates than graft from the hip. But in some selected cases (but not all) percutaneous fixation can be used with or without bone graft. Ask your surgeon what is best in you. See : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14652390 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1660141. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bone graft arthritis: Bone grafts are usually harvested away from the hip joint. It is not likely to develop arthritis as a result of the bone graft. Bone graft harvest sites are associated with some pain that can be chronic but generally discomfort not severe or severely debilitating. Bone graft alternatives exist and may be appropriate in certain indications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?
Depends: Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding surgical outcomes and possible necessary steps to address this issue. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on the alignment of the fractures and the location of the fractures. ...Read more
Is an older term for open fracture. When the fractured bone comes out thru the skin at the time of injury. In a low grade mild open fracture there may only be a pinhole in the skin but the shape and direction of the fracture pushes the bone out for a second before it vanishes. In a severe open fracture with a big wound its more obviuos that the bone is out. All need ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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