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I had a fracture in my leg. I did a plater but after doing plaster I am still having pain in my leg. Why.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Jodhpur
I had a fracture in my leg. I did a plater but after doing plaster I am still having pain in my leg. Why.
Pain could be due to Unreduced fracture Tight plaster Loose plaster Or some time Pt is more sensitive to pain.
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Hi, I am 17 year old. I am a judo player. I get injury on my left elbow. Doctor say it is a chip fracture. so what I do I take calcium sandoz injection on my elbow or not.

MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Paediatric orthopaedics, Fellowship in deformity correction & limb reconstruction
Orthopedist, Ludhiana
Hi lybrate-user. First thing you should do is to get an x-ray done of your elbow if it is not done yet. Minor chip fracture if undisplaced will heal my simple immobilization of elbow. You may require a brace or a plaster for few weeks. If it is displaced, then you may need a small surgery to fix it. Injection of calcium over elbow has no role in management and is not recommended. These type of injuries are frequently associated with ligament tears. So proper evaluation is advised.
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7 Most Common Types Of Fractures!

MBBS, D (ORTHO), DNB (Orthopedics), MCH (Orthopedic), Spine Fellowship DePUY, Medtronics Spine Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
7 Most Common Types Of Fractures!
A broken bone is medically known as a fracture. Age plays a major role in determining the risk and extent of your fracture. In children, broken bones are common place. Children s fractures are generally less complicated and easier to treat than those in adults. Brittle bones due to calcium weaning away is more pronounced in adults. Bones in general become weaker as you age as decalcification occurs as the bones start undergoing resorption.

Till the time a child turns 18, the bone density keeps increasing if sufficient calcium intake continues. On the other hand, when you turn into an adult, the density can t increase despite sufficient calcium intake. On the other hand, calcium ions get slowly released into the blood stream if there is inadequate consumption of calcium containing foods.

The main categories of fractures based on damage to the surrounding tissues are non-displaced, displaced, open and closed. Non-displaced and displaced fractures refer to the manner in which the bone has broken. The bone breaks into more than one component in displaced fractures and both ends move in such a way that they are not in proper alignment. In a comminuted fracture, the bone breaks into many pieces.

Non-displaced fractures involve the cracking of a bone in its entirety or a part of it, but there isn t much movement and it maintains proper alignment. A bone breaks in a closed fracture but there isn t any open wound relating to the skin. The bone breaks past the skin in an open fracture. It might then recede back into the trauma and not be seen through the skin. There is a risk of a deep bone infection in an open fracture and this is an important difference from a closed fracture.

Some fractures based on how and the extent of the breakage include:

Greenstick: It is a partial or incomplete fracture in which the bone bends. This is most often seen in children.
Transverse fracture: It is a fracture in which the broken piece of bone is at right angles to the bone's axis.
Oblique fracture: Such a fracture involves a curved or sloped pattern in the breaking point.
Comminuted fracture: The bone gets broken into several pieces.
Buckled fracture: It is also known as an impacted fracture. The ends are driven into each other. This is very common in arm fractures in children.
Pathologic fracture: It is caused by any disease that can weaken the bones.
Hairline Fracture: Also known as stress fracture, it is seen on an x ray as a thin line.

Hi, Sir mere grade 3 communated distal femur fracture hai 4 month ho gye hai but very slow recovery what will do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Take Homoeopathic treatment.. You can consult me through Lybrate. Till then take Calcarea phosphorica 30.
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Sir mere distal femur fracture hai 4 month ho gye hai but very slow recovery hai or sir grade 3 communated distal femur fracture hai please sir advice me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Take Homoeopathic treatment for faster recovery. You can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment.. Till then start Calc Phos 30.
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Bone Fracture - Types, Causes & Treatment Of It!

DNB - Orthopedics, D ( ORTHO), MBBS
Orthopedist, Trivandrum
Bone Fracture - Types, Causes & Treatment Of It!
Broken bone is commonly known as bone fracture a d it occurs when an exorbitant amount of force is applied causing the bone to split or shatter. While some minor fractures lead to cracks and crannies, others may lead to complete breakage of the bones. Despite being hard, bones are formed in such a way that they can absorb pressure to only a certain extent, beyond which they break. Statistically, the incidence of broken bones are most common in children and in old age people.

Causes of Bone Fracture
Bone fracture can be caused due to a number of reasons; both intentional and accidental. Some of them include:
1. Accidents and injuries: Sports injuries, being hit by a car and tripping and falling are some of the typical episodes.
2. Old age: Diseases such as osteoporosis and brittle bone disease are common in aged people. As bones tend to become more fragile among the aged, they are at a greater chance of bone fractures.

Type of bone fractures

Primarily bone fractures are of four types, based on the way the bone splits. They are:

Complete fracture: This type of fracture refers to a complete breakage of the bone wherein the fracture may occur at various parts of the bone.
Incomplete fracture: In this type of fracture, the bone partially breaks instead of splitting entirely.
Compound fractures: This is a type of a fracture wherein the bone breaks past the skin. It is also known as an open fracture.
Simple fracture: In this type of a fracture, the bone breaks without causing an open wound on the skin.
Treatment of bone fractures
In case of a broken bone, the immediate course of action would be to reach for the first aid box. This can be done to stabilize the bone prior to hospitalization. Icing the injury, elevating the injured area to prevent further swelling and covering the wound with bandages are common measures. In many cases, people also make household splints (made of newspapers) to keep the bone stabilized. Hospitalization and especially surgery, can be also opted for in case of severe fractures.
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8 Exercises Best Avoided To Prevent Harmful Effects!

Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
8 Exercises Best Avoided To Prevent Harmful Effects!
People who regularly work out can go on about its benefits and also show off a toned physique. However, a bad or improper movement can be more harmful than no exercise at all. Read on to know some common exercise moves that are best avoided for their potential harmful effects.
1. Dumbbell punches: By holding dumbbells and punching them forward into the air, you are just spending your energy with absolutely no return from it. It is good as a conditioning one if done for a long time but does not help the shoulders or the arms. Bicep curls and triceps extensions yield much better results than these punches.
2. Shoulder Shrugs: The only muscle that gets worked here is the trapezius, which is at the top of the shoulders and the neck. The arms and the back do not get any benefit and shoulder shrugs can actually cause postural problems and increase shoulder tension. Best avoided if you are not a professional bodybuilder.
3. Thigh machines: One of the most ineffective machines in the gym, the poor posture and no workout for the abs is one of the reasons the outer and inner thigh workouts should be avoided. Better results can be achieved with squats and lunges, which also help more muscles and help in losing weight.
4. Plank rows: While plank rows or board lines work very well for core strengthening, it is not as effective for back and arm strengthening. Better results are achieved with the usual lines for these areas.
5. Lat pull-downs behind the neck: This can be very harmful for people who have even minor shoulder joint problems. The idea is to build arm, torso, and back muscles by pulling a weighted bar down the front and back of the chest area. This can cause misalignment, shoulder impingement, or a tear in the rotator cuff, and in severe cases, even cervical vertebral fracture.
6. Military Presses Behind the Head: Similar to a lat pull-down, here also, a barbell is lifted up and down behind the head and can cause the same problems as the earlier one, including fracture of the cervical spine.
7. Squatting on a bosu ball - These colorful equipment are very alluring but can be really dangerous and can cause ankles and knees to be injured, causing meniscal tears or disruptions.
8. Crunches: When improperly done, crunches produce the same position as one achieves while working on the computer - head forward and rounded shoulder. Crunches are meant to be done by pulling up on the head and not using the abs, as most people incorrectly do.
Make sure you get a trainer's advice on the right ways to work out so as to get the maximum benefits and avoid injuries.
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I am 20 years of age I need to know about the recovery after a fibula fracture Post operation and Rehab?

M.S orthopaedic
Orthopedist, Karimnagar
Fracture will unite in 6 weeks. Post op rehabilitation depends upon the fixation. After checking the post op x-ray I can comment about post op rehabilitation.
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Hi, I am suffering from ribs pain/chest pain after injury. Pain in ribs like a fractured bone.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, I am suffering from ribs pain/chest pain after injury. Pain in ribs like a fractured bone.
Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join the costal cartilage that attaches them to the breastbone (sternum. Overall, costochondritis is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal chest pain. For example, cardiac chest pain may be prevented in individuals that choose not to smoke and live a healthy lifestyle that includes low-fat foods, fiber, and exercise. Like cardiac chest pain, non-cardiac chest pain may be prevented by preventing the underlying causes of pain.
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