Handling To Overcome The Fractures In The Bones Between The Thighs And Hips?
good evening, i want to ask some time ago my father fell, and complained of pain in the left buttock and then for the initial treatment I gave pain relievers. then tomorrow I bring it to check it and from the results of X-ray examination there are cracks in the bones between the thighs and hips, only only visible from one side, while the back side (buttocks) can not be done because the father X-ray feels sick. I want to ask. u003cbr u003The amount of pain relievers and drugs that make sleepy effects, because you have difficulty sleeping at night due to aches in his legs. is there any food advice that should be consumed during the healing period. Father, I haven’t taken him to a hospital that has sp. orthopedics because of a number of things. please advise as long as you are treated at home what should I be like. thanks.
Hello Bayu Tri Ismoyo,
In older people> 60 years, bones will be more prone to breaking if there is a trauma (collision, fall, etc.). This is due to the lower bone density of the elderly which results in it becoming more porous. Femur fractures, especially in the neck femur area, there are types of femur fractures that are often found in elderly patients who fall. Broken bones themselves can be divided into displaced or non-displaced. Displaced bone fractures mean that the two broken bones will shift positions from one another. Non-displaced fractures have fractures without shifting broken bone.
Symptoms of a femur (neck femur) can vary depending on the severity of the fracture.
Pain that radiates to the knee
Pain that is more severe when the thigh is moved by the examiner
The thighs look shorter or elongated compared to the normal side of the thigh
Swelling in the area around the hip side of the broken femur
Difficulty or unable to stand or gain weight using the affected side
Pain in the area of impact can also occur and not necessarily due to fractures, such as falling down and bruising or injury to the muscles in the area.
In addition to physical examination and asking about the patient's history of trauma and complaints, the basic supporting examination that needs to be done to establish a diagnosis of fracture is an X-ray examination. From X-rays can be known the location of fractures and types of fractures so that appropriate handling can be determined.
Like wounds on the skin, bones also have the ability to heal wounds. The principle of managing fractures is to maintain the position of the two parts of the fracture remain in the normal position of the bone so that the healing process can occur properly. In displaced fractures, it means that repositioning is needed (returning the position) of the bone to its normal position and then fixation is done using metal aids so that bone healing forms well (minimizing deformity).
Other treatments that are no less important are:
Immobilization - minimizing the movement of the broken area for a while, not using it to support weight, using crutches / sticks to support the body
Cold compress the painful area 1-2 days early to reduce pain
Administration of NSAIDs or opioids (pain relievers), pain relief, calcium supplementation, muscle relaxants (benzodiazepines - only by prescription)
Rehabilitation - after pain has diminished and X-ray evaluation results show good bone healing, rehabilitation needs to be done to restore the function of the limbs back (the patient can walk well, move the limbs with minimal pain, train the joint, etc.)
If these actions can not reduce complaints and pain is very great and constant you should check your father to an orthopedic specialist to find out the possibility of fractures in other parts that require other actions / treatments. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.