We have often heard of fractures and dislocation of bones in children. But dislocation or fracture of bones in growing children are completely different that of in adults. The paediatric fracture also known as neglected fracture should always be dealt with special care and concern. The paediatric fracture further is treated by a skilled orthopaedic surgeon to eliminate the deformities of the bone present or to remove the functional disability.
Generally the prime cause behind the neglected fracture symptoms differs from child to child. But the most common type of fracture observed is the elbow fracture or wrist fracture or femur fracture and multiple other fractures that are unaccounted. A bone of a child may crack or fracture due to several falls, trauma or direct kind of kick. Generally the orthopaedic surgeon always treats the neglected fracture with the utmost ease and dedication depending upon the reason of neglected fracture and the symptoms behind its occurrence.
Neglected Fracture Symptoms
Symptoms of neglected fracture also differ from one child to another. The most common type of symptoms of neglected fracture includes the swelling pain, redness, bruising of wounds or warmth in the affected area. Sometimes the injured area in the child's body also appears deformed or in an abnormal shape. Likewise it has been seen that the child finds it really difficult or in pain o move or use the affected area in a normal way.
The part of diagnosis really accounts to an important part where the skilled orthopaedic surgeons always start diagnosing the affected area that is neglected fracture. This is being examined the affected area physically, identifying the cause of the fracture and checking the child's medical history report. Also the diagnosis is further examined through techniques like X-rays, MRI scan or CT scan. However the diagnosis method always differs based on the symptomatic severity or the severity of the fractured or the dislocated bone.
Neglected Fracture Treatment
Treatment is really the most important part for any disease recovery from its ailment. It reduces pain and provides relief to the patient that truly sustains their life of living and led a happy life. The skilled orthopaedic surgeons always make the treatment plan depending upon the age of the age of the patient, type and severity of the fracture and the child's tolerance to specific therapies. Initially they mainly treat the neglected fracture through medication or traction or cast or splint. But they perform surgery or reposition of the certain bones precisely. Based on the type and fracture of the disjointed or the dislocated bones, the orthopaedic surgeons may use the internal or external fixation devices. A child's bone is completely different from adult bone as the child's bone has a faster recovery than the adult. The neglected fracture may be treated with the best effectively when it's proper medication application or any kind of supportive measures application. The orthopaedic physicians or doctors needs to examine or check the injured area and continuously assess the treatment plan continuously.
On the other hand the surgery will require the child to put the affected bone on rest and follow the post operation care very sincerely as recommended by the orthopaedic surgeon. The child must be taken care of their affected hands or legs so that easy and quick recovery occurs without any further pain or problem. The parents should also consult the physician soon till the injury gets more detailed or goes beyond the minimal treatment. The limbs and feet should be well traction or splint to get the preliminary relief and to get a quick recovery. But Neglected Fracture for a long time may result in some severe injuries.
by Arun Kumar Biswal