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How long will a compound fracture of the right forearm ache for?

How long will a compound fracture of the right forearm ache for?

Depends: A compound fracture is a serious fracture. Depending on the amount of trauma to other surrounding tissues, any complications and other such issues, the aching could be for several days to several weeks. Pain is different for each person and each fracture. If concern, see your doctor and get re-evaluated.

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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What should I do if I have a compound fracture on my radius and ulna left forearm?

What should I do if I have a compound fracture on my radius and ulna left forearm?

Surgery: The standard treatment for a both bone forearm fracture (radius and ulna bones) in an adult is surgery called an open reduction with internal fixation. Usually metal plates and screws are used to fix these broken bones. Usually this is an outpatient (same day) surgery.

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What should I do to speed up the recovery for a compound fracture to radius and ulna left forearm?

Cmpound? Or open?: Compound is no longer in use in orthopedics. In the past it could mean many peices or protryding thru the skin. Now use only open/closed or simple or comminuted to avoid confusion. Assuming you mean open, thru the skin, you should have had surgery, plating and thuough cleaning of the bone a tissue. Main danger is infection, if none it will heal in 8-10 week with plates gentle use starts earlier.

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What is prescribed for a compound fracture in the right arm?

Varies: They are several factors taking place when making a decision as how to treat an open fx (compound fx)all depend what degree of contamination, is just a punture wound or is the bone sticking out trough the skin, is the fx comminuted (several pieces)or simple fx. So you can see that the treatment varies according those conditions.

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Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Depends but: Typically most fracture heal in about 3 months but may continue remodelling for up to a year. After three months most fractures are healed to the point where there are no restrictions. That is also true for compound fractures but it depends on their severity.

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How long will a compound fracture take to heal?

Compound fracture: Depends. A compound fracture has bone fragments piercing the skin. Healing depends on the general health, the severity of the fracture, the surgery, whether there is damage to nerves and vessels along with other soft tissue, and the occurrance of any complications. Healing may be delayed due to many factors.

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How long does bruising last after a compound fracture?

Compound fracture is: Not used anymore. The classifications are open: where the fracture breaks the skin, or closed. Comminuted means many pieces. The bruising from all fractures resolves according to the amount of blood in the area, the more energy used to cause the fracture the greater the damage, so longer to resolve. The picture is of a closed, angulated junction of the distal/middle shaft of both bones, forearm in yng

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How long does it take to recover from a compound fracture in your thumb?

How long does it take to recover from a compound fracture in your thumb?

Variable: If all goes well, 8 weeks to heal. Then start getting your motion and strength back.

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How long should swelling last with compound fracture of tibia and fibula?

Variable: Can last for awhile but see your surgeon to rule out infection...

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How long will you be in a cast with a compound fracture of the ulna and radius?

How long will you be in a cast with a compound fracture of the ulna and radius?

Frature healed: The cast is used to prtect the frature untill is healed, that may take 8-16 weeks

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Right forearm both complete fracture overlapping 3months already in cast xray no callus formation appreciated but my doctor allows me to move my arm?

I'd need to see the: Images. However, no callous formation at 3 months is concerning. Sometimes the cast can obscure the callous. You might want to ask your doctor if extra imaging (ct) might be helpful.

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Grabbed with force 3 days ago, bruising gone, swelling 2in above outside of wrist on forearm, very tender, still have mobility, sore resting. Fracture?

Grabbed with force 3 days ago, bruising gone, swelling 2in above outside of wrist on forearm, very tender, still have mobility, sore resting. Fracture?

No way of telling.: Unless there is a gross disfigurement at the site, there is no way of telling with complete assurance, that you have sustained a wrist fracture. To remove all doubt, head to the urgent care for an x-ray and evaluation.

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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!

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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

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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.

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Why does a person with compound fracture needs an emergency operation? What will happen to him if there's a delay in the operation?

Open or compound: Fractures are associated with a higher incidence of infection, the higher the energy and the larger the hole in the tissue that leads to the bone the greater risk for infection with a fracture. Studies have shown that early cleaning and washing of these fractures and care of the fracture if possible or if needed with fixation leads to a better outcome. Particularly with respect to infection there is a critical time frame where washing the fracture out lowers the the infection rate there are other factors such as the use of proper antibiotics the proper debridement of wounds and as noted before whether not to fix the fracture fully or partially to the fracture or not however the main thing about compound open fractures this that they need medical treatment right away so the right decision can be made made.

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What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

Unpredictable: The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have an opening in the skin associated with them, but it's not the opening but rather the amount of skin, tissue and bone loss as well as possible injuries to blood vessels and nerves that determines the time for healing.

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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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