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How is a Fracture Diagnosed and Treated?

Bone healing is a natural process and the treatment of fracture focuses on providing the injured bone with the best circumstances for optimum healing.

The diagnosis of fracture is made by physical examination by identifying the signs and symptoms of the patient.

An X-ray and sometimes CT-scan or MRI may be advised.

The treatment of bone fractures is broadly classified as -

Conservative treatment- This involves pain management, immobilization or other non-surgical stabilization.
Surgical intervention

Immobilization -

After reduction of the fracture i.e. lining up the ends of the broken bone, it is necessary to ensure that they stay aligned while the healing process occurs. The joints above and below the site of injury are immobilized to prevent movement at the fracture site. It is done with the help of-

Casts
Metal plates and screws
Intra-medullary nails
External fixators

Physical therapy (physiotherapy) -

Physiotherapy is essential to restore muscle strength as well as mobility to the affected area.

Surgery -

Surgery is done only if conservative treatment has failed, is very likely to fail, or likely to result in a poor functional outcome.

Sometimes, bone grafting is used to treat a fracture. Bones may also be reinforced with metal implants.

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Is there any medicine for fractured rib healing?
gaigoleb2 Wednesday, May 30, 2012
may fourth finger on my right foot hurts. i cannot move it freely. but when i touch it, it seems there is no broken bone. can it be on the nerves?
jhaypeenaco Sunday, July 31, 2011
how long the fracture rib heal?
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cakirules Saturday, October 24, 2009
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cakirules Saturday, October 24, 2009

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