The medical definition of a broken bone is a bone fracture.
Fractures are usually caused by trauma like falls, car accidents or sports injuries.
But some medical situations and repetitive forces (like running) can increase your risk of experiencing certain types of fractures.
Surgery might be needed In case of broken bones to repair it, In some cases splint, cast, brace or sling might be enough for the bones to heal.
The recovery time is fully dependant on which of your bones are fractured, where the fracture is and what caused it
Local Injections & Intra articular
An intra-articular injection is a type of shot that is placed directly into a joint to relieve pain. Corticosteroids (steroids), local anesthetics, hyaluronic acid, and Botox are the most known substances injected into joints for this treatment.
In case the pain has not improved with conservative treatments, such as pain relievers, oral anti-inflammatory drugs, and physiotherapy our orthopaedic doctor might discuss a joint injection with you.
Treatment of Joint Dislocation
A separation of two bones where they meet at a joint is known as a dislocation.
This injury can be very painful and can temporarily deform and immobilize the joint.
Shoulders and fingers are the most common locations for a dislocation, but can also occur in elbows, knees and hips. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport.
The dislocation treatment depends on the location of the joint and the severity of the injury.
Initial treatment for a dislocation involves rest, ice, compression and elevation. Sometimes, the dislocated joint might go back into place naturally after this treatment. If this does not occur, there are numbers of treatments the doctor may use, including:
Repositioning is a way where the doctor may try to get back the joint into place. You may be given a sedative or anesthetic to remain comfortable and to allow the muscles near your joint to relax.
If the doctor was able to reposition your bones, you will then likely need to wether a splint or sling for several weeks to immobilize the joint.
In case of any damaged nearby blood vessels, nerves or ligaments Surgery might be needed to relocated bones back into the correct positions.Surgery might be an option if you've had multiple dislocations, especially in the shoulder.
While a back pain is a pain that is felt in the back therefore It may be classified as neck pain , middle back pain , lower back pain (lumbar) or coccydynia (tailbone or sacral pain) based on the segment affected.
The most common part affected is the lumbar area .Back pain can be ranked as a acute subacute or chronic depending on the duration
The back pain would be characterized as a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain or a burning sensation as well as discomfort in the arms, hands, legs and/or feet. It may also cause numbness or weakness in the legs and arms.
Sciatica is defined as a pain that is going down the leg from the lower back.This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Sudden onset pain is often followed by activities like heavy lifting, though gradual onset may also occur.
Shooting is the most common described word of sciatica pain. Technically , symptoms are only on one side of the body but Certain causes may result in pain on both sides.
The pain sometimes presents weakness or numbness in various parts of the affected leg and foot.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA), is technically the result of wear and tear and progressive loss of articular cartilage. The chances of developing osteoarthritis rises after the age of 45 but it can occur even in young people.
Knee osteoarthritis can be categorized into two types, primary and secondary. Primary osteoarthritis is articular degeneration without any apparent underlying reason. Secondary osteoarthritis is the consequence of either an abnormal concentration of force across the joint as with post-traumatic causes or abnormal articular cartilage, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Disability can be led by osteoarthritis as it is a typically progressive disease.
The intensity of the clinical symptoms may vary from each individual. However, they typically become more severe, more frequent, and more debilitating over time.
The rate of progression also varies for each individual. Common clinical symptoms include knee pain that is gradual in onset and worse with activity, knee stiffness and swelling, pain after prolonged sitting or resting, and pain that worsens over time.
Sport is among the most common reasons of injuries and it could occur throughout your body bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other structures.
Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic. Acute injuries occur when injury happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing.
Chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints. Poor technique and structural abnormalities also contribute to develop chronic injuries. Medical investigation of any sports injury is important, because you may be hurt more severely than you think. For example, what seems like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture.