Management Of Postoperative Shin Fractures?
Hello. My mother broke a bone 5 months ago. And finally operated on the leg bone and not yet healed. Still not off the pen. But today my mother fell, and felt pain beside her knees. Is it dangerous? And what should I do? Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Broken shin, after being operated on and fitted with pen, often can blend well after 1-6 months. In some conditions, this bone pooling can also occur longer depending on the type of bone fracture, its location, treatment taken to overcome it, and the presence of other complications (such as infections, bleeding disorders, and disorders of the connective tissue).
Pain that your mother feels after hitting a broken bone can be caused by mild inflammation. But it could also, this pain indicates there is deeper tissue damage, including those that affect the healing of broken bones.
Can not be ascertained how dangerous the condition of your mother if there is no direct examination by a doctor. Therefore, as early as possible, you should invite your mother to check her condition directly to the doctor or orthopedic surgeon, yes. Depending on the severity of the condition, the doctor will be able to give him different treatments later. To evaluate the severity of the pain he feels, it may be that the doctor will recommend that he undergo a radiological examination, such as an x-ray or CT scan.
In the meantime, you should not panic first. Help reduce the pain that your mother feels by compressing the area under her knee using ice cubes, apply pain relief cream, give your mother paracetamol medication, and let her rest more while positioning her painful legs higher.
Hope this helps ...