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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Fracture (Definition)

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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How is a compound fracture stabilized post op?

How is a compound fracture stabilized post op?

Depend upon the loca: Depend upon where the fracture is and what bone or bones are involved.The most common methods are either plate, screws and if severly contaminated an external fixator. ...Read more

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How could i treat a compound fracture to my vertebra?

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. ...Read more

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How is a compound fracture typically stabilized after surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a compound fracture stabilized after surgery?

Can you tell me how is a compound fracture stabilized after surgery?

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 ...Read more

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Can a compound fracture leave you disabled if you don't go for rehab?

Can a compound fracture leave you disabled if you don't go for rehab?

Depends: The first issue with a compound or open fracture is preventing an infection with debridement and antibiotics. Disability could occur from malalignment, fracture not healing, and/or arthritis. Rehabilitation can help after a fracture but is not always required. ...Read more

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Is a temperature of 38 celcius in accident patient with compound fracture normal?

Is a temperature of 38 celcius in accident patient with compound fracture normal?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know it is a compound fracture?

Skin wounds: A compound fracture means the skin is broken and the boner came out. If you suspect this you need antibiotics and it needs to be washed out by a medical provider as well as xrays for treatment of the fracture. ...Read more

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How bad is it to ignore a compound fracture?

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. ...Read more

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How is a compound fracture typically treated?

Surgery: Almost all open or compound fractures require urgent surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Compound Fracture (Definition)

Compound fracture is nowadays called an open fracture. Any fracture where the bone comes out thru the skin and is exposed is ...Read more