Treatment For L5 Spinal Fractures?
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Fractures are also called bone discontinuities or broken bones that can be caused by trauma and non-trauma. L5 fracture indicates that there is a fracture / fracture in the spinal area precisely in the 5th lumbar bone segment. Lumbar position 5 is in the lower waist area, close to the buttocks or coccyx.
Spinal fractures are often caused by traumatic injuries. While non-traumatic causes tend to be caused by disorders of the bone such as osteoporosis. If someone is indicated to have an injury to the spine, proper treatment must be done immediately. This is due to the spinal vertebrae located in the spinal cord, the channel that contains nerve fibers and brain fluid, blood vessels and arteries. Not infrequently complaints will be found in the form of loss of sensation, especially in the lower body area, difficulty controlling urination and defecation, difficulty moving the lower limbs, sexual function disorders, etc.
Whether or not a fracture is dangerous depends on the type of fracture / fracture, the degree of severity, the type of spinal cord injury experienced and the resulting abnormality. If the fracture of the nerve to nerve injury occurs, of course recovery will be more difficult, because nerve tissue is the most difficult level of regeneration.
Investigations such as MRI can help assess the abnormalities and the severity of injuries suffered. For spinal fractures, most orthopedic surgeons will recommend surgery to stabilize the spine and treat them further.
In order for the recovery process to run smoothly, sufferers should not move much. The doctor will install a stabilization device to keep the patient's body stable and reduce movement especially in the spinal area.
Another important thing is always to communicate and discuss with an orthopedic surgeon to get medical considerations regarding the best management for your father.
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