Management Of Broken Bones That Have Not Been Connected Perfectly?
Night. 4 months ago I had a femur fracture. And after I X-ray the results are still vague. In fact there are parts that have absolutely no changes at the edge of the bone. Then the doctor who treated me said the results were seen 2 months later. If it’s still the same, a bone patch will be performed again. Do you really have to do that … ??
Hello Yaniie, thanks for asking.
A fracture is a condition in which the bone tissue is separated due to injury or other disease conditions. Broken bones are divided into several types according to the severity and type of fracture. In femur fractures, because the femur is a large bone, the risk of bleeding and embolism is very large. Both of these can be fatal if not handled properly.
Bone healing depends on several things, namely:
Is the fracture simple or complex. A simple fracture is when a bone breaks into 2 parts. Complex fracture is when a bone breaks into more than 2 parts. Certainly complex fractures heal longer than simple fractures.
Complete or incomplete fracture. Complete fractures take longer to heal.
Large or small fractures. Of course, large fractures will take longer to heal.
Open or closed fractures. If there are no open and dirty wounds, bone fractures do not stick out, the risk of infection is lower and healing will be better.
Location of broken lines on the bone.
General condition of the patient. In certain cases, people with chronic diseases, poor nutrition, elderly, can experience long-lasting bone healing.
You can discuss with your doctor about it. Sometimes in some cases, bones are not connected or bones are connected in the wrong position. Bone that is not connected has a very high risk of tissue death and infection and must be treated immediately with surgery. Bone connected improperly will cause permanent deformity or disability and is very difficult to cure. Then the doctor will generally choose surgery as the best option, if the large bones after 6 months did not seem to improve. The longer the bones are not connected, the greater the risk, the action will be more risky, and one's productivity will be disrupted.
Thus our review, hopefully helps. Regards.