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How is a compound fracture typically stabilized after surgery?

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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Compound Fracture (Definition)

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


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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 long is the recovery period usually after surgery for a fracture?

How long is the recovery period usually  after surgery for a fracture?

Depends on fracture: Without knowing the specific fracture area or type of fracture, generally speaking a fractured bone will take 2-3 months to fully heal. There are a lot of external factors that may add to this time as well. ...Read more

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How long does is take to heal after a plate following a wrist fracture is removed.?

How long does is take to heal after a plate following a wrist fracture is removed.?

4-6 weeks: If the fracture is fully healed i would suggest waiting about 4-6 weeks before resuming sports to allow for the stresses to respond and allow the screw holes to fill in. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after plating of a humerus fracture?

How long is recovery after plating of a humerus fracture?

Variable: You do not mention what kind of fracture or how old you are. Children and adolescents heal a lot faster than older adults. ...Read more

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How is a hip fracture typically treated?

How is a hip fracture typically treated?

Surgery: Most hip fractures are treated operatively. The type of implant depends on the type of hip fracture. ...Read more

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How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

How is a clavicle fracture typically treated?

Strap or surgery: If there is minimal displacement then a clavicle strap is enough. If markedly displaced, then surgery would be appropriate. This would include a plate and screws or a small rod that would be placed inside the bone after aligning it. ...Read more

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How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

This depeds on the: Age and underlying medical health as well as physical condition of the patient as well as how well the surgery went in terms of any complications and adequacy of reduction of the fracture with good fixation in bone that is not soft or osteoporotic but one can expect 3 months on average. ...Read more

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What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?

What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?

Open nonunion: Each fracture has its own personality: worse prognosis with open, comminuted, malunion, nonunion. It depends upon the host immunity, health, and healing potential of the bone and soft tissues. May be 6 weeks to 6 months. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after having a disk removed and how often should the bandage be replaced?

How long is recovery after having a disk removed and how often should the bandage be replaced?

Depends: Depends on many factors, size of incision, amount of bony work that is needed. In general most patients can be done on an out patient or overnight stay basis. The wounds heal quickly within the first 2 weeks. Dressing changes are dictated by the type wound closure your surgeon does and size of wound. ...Read more

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After a surgical repair of a zygomatic arch fracture 2 weeks ago, how should recovery go as far as mobility of the jaw? When should it improve?

Zygoma Fracture: Zygomatic arch fractures can impinge the lower jaw causing decreased mobility. After surgical repair there is swelling that can hinder jaw motion for a few weeks. Your jaw motion should be improving soon. Discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How is a hand fracture typically treated?

How is a hand fracture typically treated?

Immobilization: Any fracture will need to be immobilized. In the case of a hand fracture, the hand would be placed in a cast for approximately 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Would surgery be required for a mildly displaced trimalleolar fracture? And what is the typical recovery time to walk and then return to sport use?

Surgery likely: Most trimalleolar fractures are unstable, meaning they involve significant ligament injury & the bones will not heal in the correct position without surgery. Make sure you are following up with an ortho surgeon skilled in the management of these fractures. Total recovery time 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?

Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?

Depends!: It depends on how displaced the fracture is! Some fractures have minimal displacement and no reduction is necessary. Surgery depends on the type of fracture, degree of displacement, other injuries, your state of health, etc. The orthopedist doing the treatment, will be able to answer your questions exactly. ...Read more

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Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Second opinion: Rotator cuff tear has options for care. Start with physical therapy. Add laprascopic repair if not better. Okay to talk with your primary, your surgery team and a second opinion to get a full understanding of your options. Be well. ...Read more

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How long is it necessarily to have an immobilizer after kneecap and tendon repair surgery?

How long is it necessarily to have an immobilizer after kneecap and tendon repair surgery?

Need more info: This is obviously a question to ask your surgeon in follow- up. Not sure what tendon you had ' repaired'( patellar, quads , etc.) and what kneecap surgery u had in addition( lateral release, chondroplasty, ext. Mech. Realignment ..?). I would keep your immobilizer on until you have spoken w/ your ors. Gl! ...Read more

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How is a leg fracture typically treated?

How is a leg fracture typically treated?

Depends on Fracture: Some fractures can be treated in a cast and some require surgery. It depends on the type of fracture and the location of the fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
2,315 doctors shared insights

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