Describe spiral fracture?

Biscuit pack opening. Similar to image of a container of pre-made biscuits being opened, a spiral fracture basically unravels as it breaks commonly due to the rotatory force applied to the bone at the time of injury. The increased bony surface area between the two fracture parts may help provide a more robust healing environment.

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Is a weber b fracture described as a spiral fracture?

Weber B. Weber b is a category of ankle fracture where the fracture line is at or near the level of the plafond (tibia joint space). It can be oblique, spiral, or transverse. Read more...
Weber B. Is a fracture at the level of the ankle joint to the fibula. Possible rupture of tibio fibular ligament. Medial malleolus may be fracture with possible deltoid ligament rupture . Not a very stable fracture. Read more...

What's a spiral fracture?

Spiral fracture. This is a fracture that is not linear and does not cross the width of the bone. It is usually elongated and travels the length of the bone instead of the width of the bone. Read more...

How is a spiral fracture repaired?

Spiral means the . Shape and configuration of the fracture is "spiral". Much depends where it is, a spiral fracture in the tibia or lower leg in a toddler is different than one associated with a crooked finger in the hand from a dog leash injury. Principles of fracture treatment anywhere may be to observe and splint or to correct deformity if needed, how may be to reduce it with manipulation, then add cast or surger. Read more...

What does a spiral fracture procedure do?

Be more specific. A spiral fracture is a type of break that occurs when there is a twisting force on the bone. Depending on the location and severity of the break, there are several procedures used to treat a spiral fracture. There is no "spiral fracture procedure" that I am aware of. Read more...

What is a way to help a spiral fracture resolve faster?

Follow instructions. Rate of bone healing is largely determined by biology. Good diet (vit d and calcium), not smoking) and following directions about weight bearing restrictions and immobilization are your best bet. Read more...