A Small Lump Appears In The Area Where The Broken Bone Joins?
I suffered a fracture without leaving 5 months ago …. 3 months I was undergoing alternative medicine and the result was that my hand was crooked ….. after that I underwent hand surgery 1 month apart I opened the brace … from the orthopedic doctor’s recommendation I had it can it be exposed to water … when I wanted to bandage it again I saw a small lump in the area where the bone was broken … is it dangerous
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Depending on the severity of the fracture and the type of treatment given, the fracture can heal in a variable amount of time.
The appearance of a rash around the fracture site as you experienced may be due to an infection. This infection can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or other microorganisms. Usually, rashes on the skin due to infection will appear accompanied by itching, pain, soreness, until watery or pus. This infection is prone to occur in wounds that are not properly kept clean and people with poor immune systems.
Apart from infection, it is also possible that the rash around the fracture surgery scar appears due to other causes, for example contact dermatitis, hypertrophic or keloid scars, benign tumors, malignant tumors, and so on. These possibilities can be distinguished by an in-person examination of a doctor.
Therefore, try to have your complaint checked directly with the orthopedic surgeon who operated on you before. First avoid too often touching, squeezing, or applying anything to the rash that appears on the skin. With a direct doctor's examination, appropriate treatment can be given according to the cause of the rash you are experiencing.
Hope this helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah