How to speed up bone healing

Bone fractures are common. Anyone of us can result in having a broken bone, either due to injury or a planned surgery. There are 206 bones in the body, thus there are numerous different types of fractures, each having its own complications and healing time too. E.g. the fracture of finger will heal differently from … Continue reading How to speed up bone healing

Salter Harris fracture and its types

Salter-Harris fracture is one which involves eipphyseal plate (growth plate) of a bone. 15% of the long bone fractures occurring in childhood are salter harris fractures. Salter-Harris fracture is a common injury in children. Types of Salter Harris fracture and their incidence There were 5 types of salter harris fractures described by Robert B salter … Continue reading Salter Harris fracture and its types

Gustilo classification of open fractures

Gustilo is the most commonly used system to classify open fractures. This was created by Ramon Gustilo and Anderson and then expanded by Gustilo Mendoz and Williams later on. Gustilo system of classification uses the amount of energy, soft tissue damage and the extent of contamination to determine the type and severity of the fracture. … Continue reading Gustilo classification of open fractures