What is a Fracture?
The word “Fracture” implies to broken bone. A bone may get fractured completely or partially and it is caused commonly from trauma due to fall, motor vehicle accident or sports.
How do fractures heal?
Our body reacts to a fracture by protecting the injured area with a blood clot and callus or fibrous tissue. Bone cells begin forming on the either side of the fracture line. These cells grow towards each other and thus close the fracture.
What causes a child to get a fracture?
Fractures are more common in children due to their activities as well as their bone properties. Children are more active than adults and management of fractures in them also differs as compared to that in adults. Fracture occurs when the bone is subjected to excessive stress than normal. It is very common in children because of the presence of growth plate which is the area of the child’s bone that consists of cartilage cells that transform into solid bone as the child grows. Growth plate fractures occur more often because it is the weakest area in the bone.
What is a musculoskeletal trauma?
Musculoskeletal trauma refers to injuries that most commonly occur during sports, exercise or any other physical activity.
What is arthritis?
The term arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint, but is generally used to describe any condition in which there is damage to the cartilage.
What is Hand surgery?
Hand surgery is performed to restore the structure and functionality of the fingers, wrist and hand secondary to a traumatic injury, medical condition, severe infection, or birth defect causing pain and/or deformity of the hand.
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What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
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- Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor
- Medicare card, DVA card, Pension Card
- Private Hospital Insurance information
- Copies of results of X-rays, MRI’s, and CT scan etc. and any other relevant information
List of medications (if any)