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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: undisplaced comminuted fracture
|rooby - Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:00 pm||
4 weeks ago i injured by small finger on my left hand during a netball game. I have just had a second lot of xrays to compare, as i still have no movement at the joint and when the splint is removed swelling occurs.
Report from radioligst states undisplaced comminuted fracture of the middle phalanx of the fifth digit shows no chnage in alignment. The fracture line does remain evident. No new bony abnormality.
What does this mean? and what next?
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:14 pm||
A comminuted fracture is a bone which fractures into multiple pieces.
Because the fracture lines remain evident and there is no change in the appearance then the bone is not healing.
Depending on the extent of the fracture, surgery may be needed to secure the bones together with wires to allow better healing.
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