Hello doctor, my 7-year-old son suffered a fracture of his forearm, but by my parents being taken to an alternative fracture, it’s been 1 month but there has been no progress, so what I want to ask is if the fracture has been going on for a long time, what’s this? can it be operated?
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There are many types of fractures. Therefore, the handling of these fractures can vary. Broken fractures whose position does not shift (crack) and occur in areas of the bone that rarely experience movement, it may be that surgery is not necessary. For cases like this, doctors can immobilize with a variety of procedures. However, if it turns out that the broken bone segment is shifted far enough, there is a lot of bone fracture (crumbling), or is located in a part of the body that does a lot of movement (including the arm area), of course conservative treatment alone is not enough to cure it. More invasive procedures are needed, such as surgery, so that broken bones can reunite more quickly and in accordance with the previous position (when not broken).
Handling inadequate fractures often make broken bones fail to merge perfectly, can not connect at all (non-union), or connect but in an incorrect position (mal-union). Not infrequently, secondary infections in broken bones (osteomyelitis) can also occur which makes handling much more difficult. The condition of your child who is still growing up can be far more risky if you don't handle his broken arm properly. To prevent this condition, you should only entrust the treatment of fractures directly to the experts, the doctor.
Seeing the information you convey, you better bring your child immediately to a specialist in orthopedic surgery so that his condition can be handled properly. The doctor will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your child's broken arm to determine the best treatment, can be surgery, can also with other therapeutic modalities.
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