Human bones can withstand quite a heavy load. In particular, the femoral bone is able to hold up to five tons of cargo without deformation. And fractures no one is immune. Depending on an impact, a fracture may be a normal fracture, closed form and open fracture, when the bone is crushed into small pieces, damaging the soft tissue. The younger the person, the more flexibility possess his bones, and so the stronger they are and less susceptible to fractures.
The life of a man with a broken radically changed for the worse. The inability to do normal things, to do their work, participate in activities, greatly complicates daily routines. No wonder people are wondering when they will be able to return to his former way of life. The speed of healing of a fracture depends on many factors. On average, doctors believe the normal period of 4 to 12 weeks. The older a person is, the longer it may last for healing. If the fracture does not grow for 4-6 months, doctors say about the so-called pseudarthrosis - a disease characterized by loss of the ability to fusion of the bones.
The complexity of the fracture also affects the speed of his healing. The greater the damage, the harder the body to establish blood supply to the damaged bone, and hence the recovery will have to wait much longer. Equally important is the General state of the organism, and the presence in the diet of adequate nutrients, particularly calcium is a building material that gives the bones strength. Diabetes, Smoking, alcohol, obesity, anemia, or vascular disease can seriously slow down the healing process. And in some cases to prevent the coalescence of fracture can a patient take certain medications.
As quickly as possible to get back on his feet and back to normal life, the patient must perform the following recommendations:
- avoid alcohol and caffeine;
- to reduce the number of cigarettes smoked;
- to enter into the diet of calcium-rich dairy products;
- don't abuse pain meds means, take them only as directed by your doctor;
- take care of yourself and not to expose the bones of the premature load.
not to neglect physiotherapy.
All this will help not only to reduce the healing time of the fracture, but will be a great way of preventing new lesions of bone.