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Compound Fracture Of The Femur
2006 left me with a compound fracture of the right femur. The rod is stainless steel and was special ordered for size. And 3 pins. What does it weigh?
Similar to tibia: Sorry just answered a very similar question regarding the weight of a titanium tibial rod (~12 ounces). So a stainless steel rod which is likely 2-6cm. Longer (depending on how tall u are)w/3 interlocking screws may weigh 16 ounces (give or take 2-3 ounces).Special ordered? (for your length or width of femur-- unusual in compound=open fxs.)possibly u meant comminuted ('shattered')? Hope that helps!
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
3 - 12 months: An open or compound femur fracture is a severe, high energy injury that requires extensive treatment and healing time.See 1 more doctor answer
I was in a auto accident and sustained a trimalar break with a compound femur fracture. It has been six months and have some trouble with pain?
Fractures: You had very significant fractures. It is not unusual for pain to be present for up to a year. Sometimes, even the hardware can cause pain. Also you need to make sure the bone is healing correctly an in good alignment. Discuss with your doctor and if you have any concerns get a second opinion.
Potentially very bad: It could be potentially very dangerous specially if the fracture is contaminated by outside material. It could get infected with severte consequences. Every open fracture should be cleaned, debrided if necessary and dressed. Antibiotics is an option depending upon the degree on contamination.
Crushing injuries: Major car crashes and industrial crushing injuries, fall from great height, and collision sports often result in coompound fractures--basically complete fracture of the bone with fragmentations at the fracture site--see picture. Live well. Live safely. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Good luck.
Apply lots of force: But I wouldn't recommend it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Surgical: Always surgical.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is very rear to: Have compound fracture of the vertebra, the treatment principle of the compound fracture any place should be followed the treating surgeon should be spine surgeon.
Many ways: It depends on the severity of the fracture (fracture pattern and location) and severity of the soft tissue injury. Some open fractures can be treated with a "wash-out" and immediate internal fixation to stabilize the fracture. Others may require an external fixator for stabilization. The classification of the soft-tissue injury is factor in determining the type of stabilization.See 1 more doctor answer
Fractures: Can be treated in a number of ways including placing a rod in the marrow or canal of the bones. Metal plates and screws can also be used to hold the bones in place. Occasionally we can also use external fixators whereby pins are placed in the bones and stick out of the skin and are held together by rods
Yes: Trauma patients typically have a major inflammatory reaction during and immediately following the traumatic event. Many signaling pathways are initiated and inflammatory reactive substances are elevated including il-1, il-6 and tnf-alpha; all of which are pyretic (fever producing) agents.
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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