Who to look for for fracture bone? Fracture bone doctor Singapore?
Generally, fracture bone is taken care by fracture bone doctor Singapore who is an orthopaedic specialist.
What is A Fracture Bone?
Fracture Bone is also called as Broken Bone or A Crack (not only a break) in the bone. Fractures can occur in any bone in the body.
Different type of bone fracture include:
According to our fracture bone doctor Singapore, there are different type of bone fractures:
- Complete Fracture – Bone is completely separated
- Incomplete (greenstick) Fracture – Bone is not completely separated
- Comminuted Fracture – Several bone fragments at the fracture site
- Open Fracture – Bone has broken the skin
- Closed Fracture – Bone has not broken the skin
- Compression Fracture – Extreme pressure on the bone
- Impacted Fracture – Bone broken ends have been driven into each other
- Avulsion Fracture – Occurs when force is applied to a strong tendon, causing it to pull and break off a portion of bone
- Pathologic Fracture – Occurs with minor injury to weakened or diseased bone
- Stress fracture – Occurs due to repeated and intense pressure, such as intense exercise, and causes only a crack.
What causes Fracture Bone?
Fracture commonly happen because of the following:
- Car Accidents
- Sports Injuries
- Low Bone Density
- Overuse : Stress fracture which are very small cracks in the bone
What are the symptoms of a fracture bone?
Symptoms of a fracture are as follow:
- Intense pain
- Numbness & Tingling
- Broken skin with bone protruding
- Swelling, bruising or bleeding
- Limited range of movement or inability to move a limb
How a Fracture Bone is diagnosed?
What are the treatments options for a bone Fracture?
The treatment of fracture is aimed for proper healing and realignment. Following are some of the common procedures for bone realignment according to our fracture bone doctor Singapore?
- Use of splint or cast for ensuring immobilisation
- Casts usually left for several weeks. Casts are typically made of either:
- plaster of paris: a heavy white powder that forms a thick paste that hardens quickly when mixed with water. Plaster of paris casts are heavier than fiberglass casts and don’t hold up as well in water.
- synthetic (fiberglass) material: made out of fiberglass, a kind of moldable plastic, these casts come in many bright colors and are lighter and cooler. The covering (fiberglass) on synthetic casts is water-resistant.
- Surgical Procedures. Many fractures require surgery to repair. The surgical technique used will depend on the nature of the specific fracture. Some of these techniques include:
- Closed reduction is a method used for treating fractures in which the physician manipulates the fractured bones from the outside of the body to correctly position them without making an incision to access the site of the fracture.
- Metal rod may be placed inside the center of a long bone to help reattach two ends of a fracture and to maintain alignment. This technique is called intramedullary fixation.
- Pins and rods may be placed in your bones and continue outside your skin, where they can be attached to a metal cage. This technique is known as external fixation and allows for slight adjustments to be made to the orientation and position of a bone as it heals.
Why do you need to seek medical attention immediately?
Fractures can range from mild to severe and can result in almost no complications or can result in serious complications. The cause of the fracture, the location of the fracture, and the way the fracture is treated will all affect the potential complications.
Complications of fractures include:
- Infection that can be local or can spread systemically
- Loss of a limb
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- Paralysis resulting from a neck or back fracture
- Permanent deformity
- Permanent loss of sensation