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Fracture Care

Getting a Fracture is the most common form of physical distress, while it may seem like a small term it has the most significant effect on the affected body part. Fracture is the breakage of any degree in the bone and sprains might also include fractures in them.

The fractures no matter how small or big needs to be taken care of by the best orthopedic specialist because it might result in permanent damage of the bone when left untreated for a long period of time.

The major objective of fracture care is to restore alignment, promote bone healing, and return to normalcy whilst saving lots of muscles.

The process of fracture care is extremely basic in nature and begins with getting an X-ray of the affected area and as the surgical procedures have expanded and became much safer, fractures are now often treated by stabilization with some form of hardware. Generally, the bones that are longer and tubular in nature such as the thigh bone (femur), leg bone (tibia), and upper arm (humerus) are treated with a long rod made of titanium which is the least reactive metal while the Smaller bones or fractures close to joint, such as an ankle, wrist, or elbow, are treated with a combination of plates and screws or plasters depending on the degree of damage.

Most fractures take about 6 weeks to heal but severely ruptured or displaced fractures can take three months or more. It rarely takes up to a year for the bone to restore and get back at its full capacity.

So it is always advised that the fracture is treated by a fracture care specialist at a trusted place.