Treatment Of Calf Fractures That Have Not Returned To Normal?
Hello. I had a motorbike accident 8 years ago and it caused a fracture in my calf, now it’s healed without surgery, just a sequence. but my betia has not returned to its original form. Can it still be operated so that it can be parallel again? thank you
Hello dear Dirga, thank you for your question
One of the complications of fractures or fractures is a malunion, which is the restoration of the bone that is not in accordance with its actual position so that the bones appear bent or not the same length. This condition often occurs in cases of broken bones that are not handled properly, also because of too early mobility. Naturally, the fractured bone can recombine, but it may be necessary to reposition it back to normal and immobilize it for a period of time, depending on the location of the bone involved and its severity.
The management of malunion is by surgery / surgery. The doctor will cut the bone that is experiencing a malunion and then return it to its original shape and position. To keep the healing going well, the doctor will place fixations on the bones with tools such as wires, plates, and so on.
Thus, it would be better if you consult directly with an orthopedic specialist. As an initial examination step, in addition to a physical examination, the doctor will also recommend X-rays which are useful for determining further treatment steps.
That's all I can say, hopefully it's useful