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Fracture and Dislocation Surgery

Bones are the hardest tissues in your body, but if they are put under too much pressure or force, they can break or break apart. The most common causes of fractures are injuries, prolonged stress from overuse, and diseases that weaken bone, such as osteoporosis or tumors.

My Approach

There are different types of fractures, depending on the force that causes a bone to break. These include:

  • Stable fractures where the broken ends of the bone are aligned and almost never dislodged.

  • Open, compound fractures where the skin can be pierced by bone.

  • Transverse fractures with a horizontal fracture line.

  • Oblique fractures with an angled pattern

  • Comminuted fractures in which the bone is broken into three or more pieces.

Simple fractures may only require casting or splinting, while more complex injuries may require surgical intervention. 

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