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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 25 years old. I have pain in my right hand middle finger and ring finger. One week back I suffered from knee pain. Now it went. I am using 75 mg dosage for thyroid. I do not know why I am having like this. please let me know.

DNB Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kolhapur
Hi. I am 25 years old. I have pain in my right hand middle finger and ring finger. One week back I suffered from knee...
On n off pain in joints may not be worrisome But you need to keep watch If it occurs regularly then get few blood test done for arthritis.
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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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Know All About Dislocation!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kanpur
Know All About Dislocation!
Dislocation refers to an injury, which causes the bones to abnormally separate from each other in the joint, which is the meeting place of the bones. Dislocation causes intense pain and is most common in the fingers, shoulders and the elbows. Although a timely diagnosis can make your pain go away, any future injury in the tendons or the ligaments might bring back the injury.

What can cause a dislocation?
The causes of dislocation are as follows:

A body joint can get dislocated if you have suffered a fall.
If you are into any form of sports that requires strenuous physical activity and intense exertion on certain body parts like gymnastics, football or volleyball you have a chance of suffering from dislocated body joints.
Automobile accidents can also cause dislocation of joints.
Some People who are with a loose ligament and are more likely to get a dislocated joint than other people. This may happen without the influence of a major physical trauma or stress.

Understanding the signs and symptoms
In the majority of the cases, a dislocation of the joint is easily detectable as it induces inflammation along with redness and deformation of the affected area. Some of the other symptoms that might occur as a result of the dislocation of the body joints could be:

You might experience severe pain while moving the dislocated joint.
There will be a lack of sensation near the dislocated portion.
There might be a stinging sensation in the dislocated area.
In certain areas you may not be able to move the joint at all
If you have a dislocated joint, the doctors can easily relocate them. Depending on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing, the doctor might administer local anesthesia during the process. If the joint dislocation is too severe or has multiple instances of dislocation, then you may have to undergo surgery. Surgery may also be suggested if the adjoined ligaments or tendons are severely affected along with the joints.
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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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De Quervain s Tenosynovitis!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Homeopathic Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Psychotherapy Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Surgical Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Other Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
What is De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Symptoms of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Causes of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Risk factors of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Complications of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Precautions & Prevention of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Homeopathic Treatment of De Quervain s Tenosynovitis

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some common homeopathic medicines for De Quervain s Tenosynovitis are:

Ruta
Phyto
Rhodo
Rhus Tox
Caust
Silicea

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

For the treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis, needles would be placed on the wrist as well as other areas of the body to stimulate blood and qi flow and relax and nourish the tendons. As the liver is responsible for nourishing the tendons with blood and qi, points on the liver meridian and its paired organ meridian, the gallbladder, would also be needled.

Surgical Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Surgery involves a procedure in which your doctor inspects the sheath surrounding the involved tendon or tendons, and then opens the sheath to release the pressure and restore free tendon gliding.

Other Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Apply ice to the affected area
Do strengthening exercises for your thumb and hand musculature
What is De Quervain s tenosynovitis

De Quervain s tenosynovitis is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. These tendons are encased in sheaths, or sleeves, through which the tendons slide.

Symptoms of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Swelling near the base of your thumb
Pain when moving the thumb away from the hand
A fluid-filled cyst in the same region as the swelling and pain
Difficulties with activities requiring a firm grip
A sticking or stop-and-go sensation in your thumb when trying to move it
A squeaking sound as the tendons tries to move back and forth through the inflamed sheaths

Causes of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Chronic overuse of your wrist
Direct injury to your wrist or tendon; scar tissue can restrict movement of the tendons
Inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis

Risk factors of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Being female
Age between 30 to 50
Complications of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Severe pain
Less strength and flexibility in your hand
Range of motion may be severely restricted
Diagnosis of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

De Quervain s tenosynovitis is diagnosed based on the typical appearance, location of pain, and tenderness of the affected wrist. In a Finkelstein test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb. Then you bend your wrist toward your little finger. If this causes pain on the thumb side of your wrist, the test is considered positive.

Precautions & Prevention of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Avoid excessive movements such as hand and wrist twisting, pinching and forceful gripping

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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