Hip Fracture Treatment?
last month I had an accident and suffered a fracture of the left femur in the joint.rnThe question isrnHow do you know if the joint is connected or not?rnThen why does the left femur when pressed down move and squish, but if pressed against the fracture, it doesn’t move and doesn’t feel anything. Thanks in advance
Broken bones are quite common due to accidents. To find out the presence and type of fracture, an x-ray examination is needed. If a fracture is known, it depends on the type of fracture. In a total femur fracture (complete fracture) the bone requires surgery which is done by restoring the position of the bone if it shifts to its normal position and placing a pen to stabilize the position of the bone. The bone surfaces that are attached to one another will reattach within a few months. During the healing process, physiotherapy exercises are also needed to train the leg muscles so that they are not stiff and shrink because they are not moved and controlled regularly. Periodic X-rays are also needed to monitor the progress of healing of broken bones and find out if there are complications, for example:
Bones cannot connect (non-union). The bones connect but are not in the correct position (mal union). Infection. Etc. For the healing of a femur fracture, a gradual process is required within several months. During the healing process, it is usually recommended to use a wheelchair or cane to walk temporarily.
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dr. Yan william