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What is the Recovery Period after a Complex Fracture?

If you’re dealing with a complex fracture, you know how painful the injury is. The recovery after a complex fracture may not be a simple process, but with some patience and a great doctor, you’ll be feeling better before you know it.

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How Long is the Recovery Period After Ankle Surgery?

An ankle fracture is one of the most common injuries, as twisting, rolling, or bending it can cause the bone to break. People constantly use their ankles to walk, jump, or run, and one wrong move is all it takes to push the joint too far. Ankle fractures typically happen because of falls, car accidents, or twisting of the ankle. The ankle joint is made up of the tibia (shin) and fibula (outer leg). There are two malleoli (bone ends) on the tibia and one on the fibula. When an ankle is fractured, the malleoli are broken. One, two, or all three malleoli can be broken.

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Is It a Sprain or Fracture?

When you suffer an injury and experience pain in a certain area of your body, it can be difficult to determine on your own whether it’s a sprain or a fracture. A sprain is classified as a stretched or torn ligament or tendon, while a fracture is a broken bone.

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What to Do if You Think You Have a Fracture

Fractures are common injuries that people experience, especially with sports and other physical activities as well as motor vehicle accidents. A fracture occurs when a bone is struck with a force that’s so great that the bone breaks. Some fractures are more severe than others depending on how hard the bone is struck. Treatment for this type of injury is typically straightforward, but it’s crucial that you address your fracture immediately to prevent it from getting worse. If you’re hurt because of a fall or a collision and are experiencing a great amount of pain, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with a fracture. Read on to find out what to do in this case.

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Recovering from a Fracture

A fracture occurs when a fall or other blunt force trauma breaks a bone. While they can bend slightly or give when struck by a force, bones will break when the force is too great. The severity of the fracture depends on the amount of force applied to the bone, and recovery time depends on the severity of the fracture. Fractures are painful no matter the cause—a fall, an automobile accident, or a tackle during a football game—but recovering from a fracture typically is straightforward.

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Treatment Methods for Complex Fractures

A complex fracture is when the bone is broken into many pieces and the surrounding tissue and cartilage is also damaged as a result. This can cause joint dislocation and loss of bone fragments. Complex fractures are complicated and are completely different from one patient to the next. That’s why it’s important to the professionals at Premier Orthopaedics to provide a specialized treatment plan for each patient. Because complex fractures are very painful and difficult to recover from, it’s crucial that the treatment plan is carefully designed and well thought out. Learn more about treatment methods for complex fractures and what you can expect if you or a loved one is dealing with this injury.

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Most Commonly Fractured Bones

You can fracture any bone in your body, but some bones are easier to break compared to others. Fractures typically result from a fall, a collision, or other trauma caused by physical activity or a motor vehicle accident. Learn more about the bones in the human body that are most commonly fractured and what you can do to treat them if they break.

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Different Types of Fractures

A fracture is a common injury that can occur to any bone in the body. When a bone receives a force that’s too great to absorb, it breaks or fractures. Fractures typically result from a fall, physical activity, or a motor vehicle accident. However, other fracture causes include osteoporosis, which is a condition that weakens bones, and overuse caused by repetitive motion that tires out muscles and puts more stress on bones.

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Risk Factors of Complex Fractures

A complex fracture occurs when the bone is broken in multiple pieces, causing damage to surrounding soft tissue and cartilage. This can result in joint dislocation and the loss of bone fragments due to the severe trauma. While each complex fracture varies from patient to patient, there are certain people who are more at risk than others.

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Pediatric Fracture Care

Dealing with injuries in children presents its own challenges, as a child’s bones are still developing and aren’t as strong as an adult’s. If a child suffers a bone fracture and it’s not properly addressed, the child could face lifelong issues. A child’s bones also heal more quickly compared with an adult’s, so it’s crucial to provide the right type of pediatric fracture care and to treat the fracture immediately. The staff at Premier Orthopaedics includes doctors who specialize in pediatrics and who will accurately diagnose your child’s injury and determine what type of treatment they need. Then, using Premier’s advanced technology, they’ll treat your child’s fracture and help them recover as quickly as possible. If your child has experienced a fracture, learn more about pediatric fracture care and how Premier Orthopaedics can help you.

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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.

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