Fractures and Deformity
What are Fractures?
Broken bones and bone deformities can have a significant impact on one’s life. The pain of a fracture can be severely encumbering, and the limited mobility caused by a broken bone can hamper one’s ability to perform even the simplest everyday tasks.
If you wish a timely and complete recovery from a fracture or a broken bone, schedule an appointment with an expert bone specialist in Dubai here at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery – the trusted orthopaedic centre in the UAE today.
Fractures and Complications Treated at our Orthopaedic Clinic
Bones can be affected by different types of fractures. There are fractures caused by the application of high force impact or stress on bones (such as those that occur in sports, high impact collisions, etc.), and there are fractures that are caused by debilitating health conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.
Fracture cases often fall under one of the following types:
- Simple – the broken bone pieces are well-aligned and stable
- Unstable – the pieces of broken bone are misaligned and out of place
- Compound – severe cases where the broken bones pierce through the skin, raising the danger of infection
- Greenstick – cases that often occur in children where the bone bends on one side without breaking
Different cases of bone fracture require varying levels of treatment and care in order to facilitate a quick and complete recovery. Here at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, we can help ensure you get back on track with the help of an expert bone specialist in Dubai.
We have some of the most respected and recognised bone specialists and orthopaedists in Dubai, so our patients can rest assured knowing their health is in excellent hands. Additionally, our hospital is equipped with the latest medical equipment and technology to support our orthopaedists in accomplishing the goals of our patients. Whether it is a simple fracture or a compound case requiring surgery, you can trust your dedicated bone specialist in Dubai to handle your case with professionalism and expertise.
Specialised Medical Therapies for Bone Fractures
There are two general categories of bone fracture therapy that can be performed by your bone specialist in Dubai: non-operative (closed) therapy and surgical therapy.
Non-operative (closed) therapy includes casting and traction. Casting is a procedure where closed reduction is performed on any bone fracture that is displaced, angulated, or shortened. Casts and splints are applied on to the limb to immobilise it and allow the bone to heal.
Meanwhile, traction is a technique employed in cases where casting is not applicable. Skin traction is the application of traction tapes on to the skin of the limb segment below the fracture, while skeletal traction is the insertion of pins through the bone distal to the fracture to facilitate traction.
Surgical therapy is divided into two types. The first is Open Reduction and International Fixation (ORIF), which involves the use of Kirschner wires, screws and plates, and intramedullary nails to facilitate bone healing. The other is external fixation, which is a fracture stabilisation technique performed at distance from the fracture site to maintain bone alignment and length without casting.