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Diagnosis and Treatment

Medical intervention focuses on supporting the bone as it heals naturally. A doctor will carry out a physical examination, identify signs and symptoms, and make a diagnosis. The patient will be interviewed - or friends, relatives, and witnesses if the patient cannot communicate properly - and asked about circumstances that caused the injury or may have caused it. Doctors often order an X-ray OR AN MRI/CT in rare cases. Bone healing is a NATURAL process which, in most cases, will occur automatically. Fracture treatment is usually aimed at making sure there is the best possible function of the injured part after healing. Treatment also focuses on providing the injured bone with the best circumstances for optimum healing (immobilization). For the natural healing process to begin, the ends of the broken bone need to be lined up - this is known as reducing the fracture. The patient is usually asleep under a general anesthetic when fracture reduction is done. Fracture reduction may be done by mani…

What is a Fracture?

A bone fracture is a medical condition where the continuity of the bone is broken. A significant percentage of bone fractures occur because of a high force impact. However, a fracture may also be the result of some medical conditions which weaken the bones, or bone cancer, known as a pathological fracture. FRACTURE FACTS- ·Most bone fractures are caused by falls and accidents. ·Bone fractures caused by disease are referred to as pathological fractures. ·A compound fracture is one that also causes injury to the overlying skin. ·There are a number of different types of fractures, including avulsion, comminuted, and hairline fractures. ·Bone healing is a natural process, treatment revolves around giving the bone optimum conditions to heal itself. BONE FRACTURE-

A fracture can occur in any part of the body. A crack in the bone is also known as a fracture. Fractures can occur in any bone in the body. There are several different ways in which a bone can fracture; for example, a break to the bone that …

Types of Surgeries in Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, correction, prevention, and treatment of skeletal deformities which include disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. These entities make up the musculoskeletal system of the Human Body. The Musculoskeletal System allows you to move, work and be active.
Who is an ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON?
The physicians who specialize in the treatment of the Musculoskeletal system are called orthopaedic surgeons or orthopaedists. Orthopaedists use medical, physical and rehabilitative or surgical methods and are involved in all aspects of health care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system Orthopaedists treat multiple diseases and conditions, that include fractures and dislocations, torn ligaments, sprains and strains tendon injuries, pulled muscles and ruptured disks, sciatica, lower back pain, bunions and hammer toes, arthritis, osteoporosis, bone tumours, muscular dystrophy and growth anomalies.
In general,…