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How Do I Know If I Have A Fracure
Open, closed, stable: Orthopaedic surgeons use a myriad of terms to describe fractures depending in large part on which bones are invovlved. In general, fractures are open (via break in skin) or closed, stable or unstable, midshaft or juxta-articular, displaced or non-displaced, and comminuted (many parts) or non-comminuted, angulated or non-angulated. Eg: minimally displaced, comminuted midshaft both bone forearm fx. ...Read more
Intraarticular fract: A condylar fx is @ the distal portion of the phalanx which has condyls & fx can b of 1 cond or both or the fx is in shaft & takes with it both condylar. They r usually in need of surgery 2 obtain an anatomical joint & obtain alignment and stability. ...Read more
Falls in older folk: The greatest predictor for hip fracture is age. Older people are at much higher risk of fall, are more likely to injure themselves on falling and are more likely to have reduced Bone Mineral Density further increasing the likelihood of fracture. Specifically, physical frailty, reduced mobility, cognitive impairment, poor eyesight, medical morbidity, poly-pharmacy, predispose to falls in elderly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 stages: There are three major phases of fracture healing, two of which can be further sub-divided to make a total of five phases; 1. Reactive phase i. Fracture and inflammatory phase ii. Granulation tissue formation 2. Reparative phase iii. Cartilage callus formation iv. Lamellar bone deposition 3. Remodeling phase v. Remodeling to original bone contour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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