Fractures do not just mean injury to the bones; it also means injury to the surrounding soft tissues. These soft tissue structures provide nutrition to the involved bone and protect them. While assessing the orthopaedic injuries, bone continuity is checked to see if it is broken and if surrounding nerves and blood vessels are at risk of injury too or are injured already.
A broken bone fragment or an outside object might puncture the skin of the patient. This open wound in the skin provides an opportunity for bacteria to enter the body causing infections. This can cause permanent dysfunction or disability of the bone.
Popliteal artery is a major blood vessel at the back of the knee provides nutrients to other structures within the knee. It is very important to gently handle this artery in case of an injury or dislocation of the knee it is connected to, else it can also get injured easily causing complications.
The peroneal nerve’s function is to supply sensation to the lower leg and motor functioning of the foot & toes. A fracture or dislocation may put the peroneal nerve at risk too, which could lead to weakness or loss of motor function of the foot.
If the peroneal nerve is injured due to being compressed, entrapped or stretched, the leg and foot may lose its movement and sensation. This condition is known as dropped foot. A major injury to this nerve may cause paralysis or permanent dysfunction.
It is very important to understand orthopedic injuries. We, at Chanddni Hospital do a detailed diagnose of the injury that leads us to do appropriate and timely treatment. This limits secondary complications and any further morbidity.
We at Chanddni Hospital are dedicated to provide efficient triage and special care for trauma patients. Our team of expert doctors understand the physiopathological mechanisms of the injury and provide intensive care which helps achieve significant results in treatment of polytrauma patients. We focus of assessment and management of fractures and dislocations for appropriate and timely management.
Remember that fractures and dislocations are not minor injuries. They need to be confronted well in time to avoid any complications. Our team of expert doctors at Chanddni Hospital, Kota are pioneers in polytrauma surgeries, orthopedic surgeries and hip joint Replacement surgeries. To book an appointment, call: +91 – 95094-95094