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Fracture Surgery - When Is It Required?

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Dr. Rohit Chakor 94% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Fellowship in Knee and Hip Replacement, Fellowship in Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Doctor, Pune  •  11 years experience
Fracture Surgery - When Is It Required?

Our bones are one of the most essential parts of our body. Without bones, we will not even be able to stand or sit properly. Due to various reasons, our bones receive damage as well. Bone fracture is one of the most common problems that people face. When any bone in our body breaks due to some accident, it is known as bone fracture.

Once you suffer from a bone fracture, it can be treated in different ways. But in serious cases, bone fracture surgery needs to be performed. So, if you are suffering from a bone fracture, read this article to know more about bone fracture surgeries and important details related to it.

Details About Bone Fracture

Bone fracture is a partial or severe break in any of your bones present in the body. Fractures can be caused due to various reasons and in most of the cases, it is because of any kind of accident. There are some basic symptoms of bone fracture like - abnormal swelling over an area, unable to walk in most of the cases and excruciating pain where the bone has broken.

Therefore, as you can understand that bone fracture is a very serious condition which can cause serious lifestyle changes in a person's life. Bone fractures are of different kinds and two of the most common types of bone fractures are - Complete and Compound.

In a complete fracture, the bone gets damaged in two or more than two parts of the body. In a compound fracture, the bone breaks and tries to penetrate the skin.

Diagnosis and Treatment Through Fracture Surgery

Whenever you suffer from a bone fracture, do not neglect it. Go straight to the doctor and undergo an X-ray which will provide the important details and images of your affected area. Now, depending on the type of injury you have received, the doctor will decide if surgery will be performed or not. When surgery is going to take place, different equipment like rods, plates and screws are used to support the bone.

The surgery takes place as per the doctor's recommendations and advice depending on the condition of the patient who is suffering from the fracture.

Eligibility For Bone Fracture Surgery

Everyone can undergo a bone fracture surgery if the condition is very serious and it is very important to undergo a surgery to recover. So, individuals of all age can undergo bone fracture surgery if they are suffering from a compound or serious bone fracture. But keep one thing in mind - children recover from bone fracture surgery much quicker than teenagers and old aged people.

So here is some important information which you should be knowing about bone fracture surgeries.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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