Dr. Charles Orth D.O.

Orthopedic Surgeon
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Fracture Care Basics

Example of broken (fractured) forearm

Factors that aid fracture healing.
1. Time
2. Calcium/ good nutrition
3. Immobilization
4. Surgery when indicated
5. Follow all care instructions
Good strong bone has both strong cortical (compact) bone and cancellous softer bone.
Factors that deter fracture healing.
1. Smoking # 1 risk factor
 2. Motion at fracture site
 3. Low calcium
 4. Poor nutrition
 5. Areas with poor blood supply
 6. Anti-inflammatory medicines

Here is an example of a nonunion(not healing) wrist(scaphoid) bone.