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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. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for compound fracture of tibia and fibula?

Wash out and surgery: A compound fracture is one in which the fracture bone (s) penetrate through the skin. This is a surgical emergency that requires immediate attention. The initial goal during surgery is to thoroughly irrigate (wash out) and debride (clean up) the bone and tissues in an attempt to prevent infection. At the same time, the fractures are repaired, often using rod for the tibia & possibly a fibular plate. ...Read more

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What is the post-surgery treatment for a compound fracture of the tibia?

What is the post-surgery treatment for a compound fracture of the tibia?

Casting and therapy: Compound fracture of your tibia requiring surgery likely means you had teel rod/plates and screws to stabilize the tibia. After surgery, you may need casting, possible a removable cast. Non-weight-bearing (no walking on that leg) for several weeks, then partial wt bearing etc. Physically therapy is almost always recommended during this process. Ask questions and follow doc's advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a compound fracture on my leg right above my ankle 4 months ago. I haven't been to physio yet and its still a bit stiff. Is it still fixable?

I had a compound fracture on my leg right above my ankle 4 months ago. I haven't been to physio yet and its still a bit stiff. Is it still fixable?

Maybe: Your prognosis is difficult to predict without seeing x-rays and examining the injury. Pt is always a good idea after a substantial injury. Sooner is better than later to avoid fibrosis and joint stiffness. ...Read more

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I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

Be seen: At 26, your growth is certainly complete and so your pain is likely coming from something else. A detailed exam and X-ray will likely determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...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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Treatments for a compound fracture in my foot?

Depends: Depends on the details of the fracture and their location. Treatments could include cast immobilization to surgical intervention. Evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be beneficial. ...Read more

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Bone infection from surgery for compound fracture. Why?

Bone infection from surgery for compound fracture. Why?

MSSA: Most likely a staph, perhaps mssa or MRSA depending on the community. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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
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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