Trauma and Fracture surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Tardeo, Mumbai
Trauma and Fracture surgery
A fracture is a broken bone or joint in any part of your body. It requires immediate medical attention as it causes immobility and severe pain around the area. Arthroscopy is a diagnostic/treatment procedure that is performed with an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a type of endoscope (a long, flexible tube fitted with a camera) that is inserted into the affected joint. To learn more about arthroscopy, search for "arthroscopy surgery near me".
What is arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a procedure that is performed for diagnosing and/or treating joint problems. It is a minimally invasive procedure (involving little or no incisions) carried out using an arthroscope, a narrow tube fitted with a fiber-optic video camera. Using an arthroscope, your doctor can view your joint and assess its condition. Sometimes, entire treatment procedures are carried out using this instrument in a procedure called arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnose/treat joint conditions, loose bone fragments, damaged cartilage, torn ligaments, joint scarring, joint inflammation, etc.
What is a fracture?
A fracture is a condition in which one or more of your bones are broken or cracked. There are several types of fractures including closed fractures, open fractures, complete fractures, displaced fractures, buckle fractures and greenstick fractures. A fracture is a serious condition but usually poses no threat to your life.
What are the symptoms of a fracture?
Fractures are very obvious when they occur. Some of the common symptoms of fractures are:
- Inflammation and tenderness around the fractured site
- Deformity - a limb that looks out of place
- A part of the bone that punctures through your skin or another tissue in your body
When do you need to consult a doctor?
A fracture requires immediate medical attention as it poses many risks and causes unbearable pain. You may not be able to use the area of trauma for a while. If you have inflammation, unbearable pain, etc and you suspect a fracture, seek immediate consultation from an arthroscopy surgeon in Tardeo
Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.
What are the causes of a fracture?
The common causes of a fracture are:
- Trauma or injury to a particular joint or bone
- Osteoporosis (a condition that causes your bones to weaken)
- Overuse of a particular area of your body. Repetitive motion can cause stress in your bones leading to a fracture
What are the risks of arthroscopy?
An arthroscopy surgery in Tardeo is usually a very safe procedure. Rarely, complications such as the following may occur:
- Tissue or nerve damage
- Blood clots
How are fractures treated?
Your fracture can be treated through one or more of the following methods:
- Cast immobilization: A fiberglass cast or plaster is worn around the site of fracture. This is the most common form of treatment. The cast keeps the broken fragments in place while the bones heal themselves.
- Traction: In this procedure, your bones are aligned by a gentle and steady pulling action.
- External fixation: In this procedure, metal pins and screws are placed above and below the fractured area. These pins are connected to a metal bar outside your skin. This helps keep your broken bones in place as they heal.
- Internal fixation: This procedure is similar to external fixation, except that the metal bar is placed under the skin. It is either attached above the bone or through the broken fragments (inside the bone).
- Arthroscopy: If you have fractured your joints, your doctor will recommend an arthroscopy. Using an arthroscope, your doctor will view your broken joint and mend it using surgical tools that are passed through the arthroscope.
While a general fracture in your limb cannot pose a threat to your life, severe head trauma and multiple fractures may put your life at risk. Nevertheless, a small fracture may also lead to a lot of pain, discomfort and immobility for several days. If you experience a fracture, get it treated immediately by an arthroscopy surgeon in Mumbai.
Usually, bones do not pierce through your skin when they are fractured. Such fractures are called closed fractures. However, when the trauma is severe, your broken bone fragments may pierce through your skin in a condition called an open fracture. Open fractures require immediate treatment as they can cause serious infections and severe pain.
While fractures have to be reported to a hospital to receive proper care and treatment, you can perform first aid to avoid complications or prevent further injury. Take these steps when you're waiting for an ambulance:
- Stop the bleeding, if any, with a clean cloth
- Immobilize the fractured bone and most importantly, do not try to realign the bone by yourself.
- Apply ice packs to the affected area to reduce pain.
After an arthroscopy, take the prescribed medicines, rest well and perform light exercises (after consultation). You might have to use slings or crutches for protection and comfort. It is also helpful to use ice compresses and elevate the fractured joint until you are relieved of swelling and pain.