Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The time factor for fracture healing

The rate of repair depend upon

1. The type of bone involved - cancelous bone heals faster than corticol bone

2. The type of fracture - Transverse fracture takes longer than a spiral fracture

3. The state of blood suply- Poor circulation means slow healing

4. Patient’s general constitution-  Healthy bone heals faster

5. Patient’s age - Healing is almost twice as fast in children as in adults

1 comment:

  1. thank you!!! u guys just made orthopedic so much simpler n way way WAY more interesting!!! kudos n keep it up!