- Causes of fractures
- Where is the clavicle?
- Clavicle Fractures | Johns Hopkins Medicine
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In many cases, when a fracture heals in a position that interferes with the use of the involved limb, surgery can be performed to correct it. Some examples of common upper extremity fractures that may result in malunion include fractures of the wrists distal radius , hand bones metacarpals , and fingers or thumbs phalanges. If you fractured a finger, hand, wrist or elbow, and it has healed but no longer functions well, you should seek an opinion from a doctor who knows the upper extremity of the body well.
For decades the University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery -- one of the oldest and most well-regarded orthopaedic units in the nation -- has provided excellent treatment for malunion fractures. Our goal is to restore you to pre-fracture function as much as possible, as well as improve your long-term bone health. If a decision for surgery is made after seeing one of our Orthopaedic Hand Surgeons, you may require pre-operative medical clearance by our Anesthesia department or your Primary Care Provider.
This depends on your other chronic medical conditions. Your surgeon will let you know if this clearance is necessary.
Causes of fractures
Selecting a health care provider is a very important decision. Because we are highly experienced in treating malunion fractures and all conditions of the musculoskeletal system, we would like to help you explore your options.
Our staff will be glad to talk with you about how we can help. Malunion Fractures. A wrist that does not flex or extend to allow normal use. Altered use or function of the involved limb. Stiffness in finger, hand, wrist or elbow.
Where is the clavicle?
Imaging : Usually, imaging of the site in question begins with X-rays. Surgery : The goal of treatment is to realign your bone in a position that improves the function of the upper extremity. While you are under anesthesia in the operating room, your surgeon will re-break the bone to realign the fracture.
Depending on the type of malunion, some of the bone may need to be trimmed to allow for proper orientation of the fractured ends.
Clavicle Fractures | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Additionally, the surgeon may perform a bone graft to aid in fracture healing. Rosario made tremendous strides under his tutelage.
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