Changes In Shape After Fracture
Doc, I want to ask. I once had a fracture on my left shoulder. I chose alternative medicine at that time. The bones grow back and I can work. But still often sick. It doesn’t hurt that much, but it doesn’t feel good. For example, can not sleep on your left side, can not lie too long. It will shrink. And the effect is also like something protruding on the back and chest. X-ray results also appear to change in shape, different from the right. It’s been over 3 years. Can it still be fixed? Thanks for the answer, doc
Originally posted 2020-04-14 10:30:53.
Hello Emira, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
A fracture / broken bone is the continuity of bone tissue either partially or completely. Fractures themselves can occur in all bones, and the most common cause is trauma. Complaints will be felt shortly after the fracture, complaints can be in the form of pain, deformation, short-sided, etc. depending on the type of fracture, and the degree of fracture.
Basically a broken bone can connect itself without intervention. But usually if not handled properly, recovery will last long, or even cause complications. In Indonesia itself there is a great deal of broken shaman massage, which can actually aggravate the condition of the fracture itself, as I have explained above. Basically, without the help of the shaman, your bones will also fuse themselves. Responding to your question, my guess is that you are experiencing one of several fracture complications yourself. Complications include:
Malunion is a condition in which a broken bone has recovered except that the position or length is different from the original condition.
Non-union is a non-fused fracture, usually due to the distance of the fracture too far.
Contractures are the inability of joints to be moved.
Compartment syndrome is an increase in compartment pressure that can reduce capillary blood perfusion.
What happens to you is a complication of Malunion, giving rise to different forms, discomfort, etc. Handling must go through a surgical procedure. Surgery in question is an osteotomy in which bone is cut and returned to its original form. Consult an orthopedic doctor for further information.
That's all my answer, thank you very much :)