Bone Fracture Treatment In Pune
Get exceptional care for your bone fractures from Pune's top orthopaedic hospital. With a state-of-the-art facility and highly qualified medical experts in bone fracture treatment, Polaris Healthcare offers comprehensive and personalized care to help you recover quickly and effectively from your bone fracture.
Expert In All Types Of Bone Fractures
Transverse fractures occur when the break in the bone runs horizontally, perpendicular to the long axis of the bone. These fractures usually affect the body's long bones, including the thigh, shin, calf, upper arm, forearm and collarbone. The most common causes include traumas like falls or car accidents.
Greenstick fractures occur when a bone bends and partially breaks like a small, green branch on a tree bends before breaking. These fractures are commonly seen in children because their bones contain more collagen and are more flexible than adult bones. The forearm and lower leg bones are the most frequently affected by greenstick fractures.
A spiral fracture occurs when a bone is twisted with force, causing it to break in a spiral pattern along its length. These fractures are caused by falls or other traumas. Some of the most common areas affected by spiral fractures include the thigh, shin, calf, ankle, upper arm, forearm, fingers and hand.
A stress fracture occurs when the bone is subjected to repetitive stress or overuse, causing small cracks to form. These fractures are caused by repetitive impacts, such as running or jumping. Stress fractures can also occur in people with bone-weakening conditions such as osteoporosis.
Compression fractures are caused when a bone is compressed or squeezed, causing it to lose height and shape. These fractures most commonly occur in the vertebrae of the spine due to osteoporosis, trauma, or tumours. These fractures can affect posture as time passes, causing the spine to curve forward and leading to a hunched-over appearance.
When the break is at an angle diagonally across the bone rather than running parallel to its long axis is known as an oblique fracture. When your bone is hit suddenly from an angle, like in a car accident, or when you fall on your bone at an angle, you may suffer an oblique fracture. These fractures are commonly seen in long bones, including thigh, shin, calf, upper arm, forearm and collarbone.
An impacted fracture is a bone fracture where the broken ends are driven into each other, causing compression and shortening of the bone. It is caused by a sudden impact, fall, or motor vehicle accident. Since it involves more than a break in the bone, it is more severe than a simple fracture.
Long bones are more prone to fractures. The same bone is shattered twice, resulting in a "floating" piece of bone between the two fractures. This bone fracture may require more time to heal or create problems.
When a bone breaks into three or more fragments, it is known as a comminuted fracture. These fractures are usually the result of high-energy trauma, such as motor vehicle accidents, falls from a great height, or sports injuries. Comminuted fractures can be particularly severe in large bones and often require surgical intervention for bone repair. However, in the case of smaller bones, these fractures can heal independently without surgery.
An avulsion fracture is a bone fracture where a small piece of bone is pulled away from the prominent bone by a tendon or ligament. These fractures most commonly occur in areas where tendons or ligaments attach to the bone, such as the ankle, knee, hip, and elbow. Young athletes and children are more likely to suffer from these types of bone fractures.
1. What are the common causes of bone fracture?
Here are the most common causes of bone fracture
Trauma is the most prevalent cause of fractures. Fractures can result from a fall, a car accident, or a tackle during a football game.
Osteoporosis. This condition weakens bones and increases their likelihood of breaking.
Overuse. Repetitive motion can fatigue muscles and increase bone force.
2. What are the Symptoms of Bone fracture?
A fractured bone can cause the following symptoms:
A limb or joint that appears out of place or misshapen.
Bruising, swelling, or bleeding
Tingling and numbness
Broken skin with protruding bone
Inability to move a limb or bear weight on a leg due to limited mobility
The symptoms may vary from person to person. Visit us immediately if you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms.
3. How long does it take to heal?
Usually, fractures heal in 6-8 weeks; however, this varies significantly from bone to bone and from person to person due to several reasons mentioned above. Hand and wrist fractures typically heal in 4-6 weeks; however, tibia fractures can take up to 20 weeks to recover.
4. What happens when the fracture is untreated?
Untreated bone fractures can result in either no union or delayed union. In the former situation, the bone does not mend at all. Therefore, it remains shattered. As a result, swelling, soreness, and discomfort will develop with time.
5. Why is Polaris healthcare your first choice for bone fractures in Pune?