A Comprehensive Guide on the Most Common Orthopedic Injuries

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It won’t be wrong to say that orthopedic injuries are common and they cannot be ignored. If any efforts are made to ignore orthopedic injury, the condition could become serious. So, it is always advised to consult the doctor even when minute injuries occur.

If we talk about one of the most common causes of orthopedic injuries, trauma will top the list. During trauma like an automobile accident or falling from a height, the orthopedic injury occurs involves injured bones, torn cartilages, and wounds in the case of open fractures. Here, we’re going to discuss some of the common orthopedic injuries that are seen across the globe.

Most Common Orthopedic Injuries

Torn ACL

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is known to be one of the cruciate ligaments of the knee that helps it provide rotational stability. ACL is also one of the major ligaments (out of four) present in the knee joint. This ligament also helps keep some bones in the leg from moving out of their position. Now, when this ligament is torn, the person will become unable to bend his/her knee and also find it difficult to stand. Proper rest and physical therapy are the best ways to treat this condition.

Shoulder Dislocation

Automobile accidents are common globally and they are the cause of most fractures that occur annually across the globe. Shoulder dislocation also most commonly occurs due to accidents and that is why it is on this list. In this condition, the upper part of the arm bone gets dislocated from the shoulder. A minimally displaced fracture can be treated with the application of a cast or a splint. While on the other hand, serious cases may require surgery and orthopedic implants like Bone Plates, IM Nail, & Titanium Orthopedic Screws may be used.

Compression Fracture

A compression fracture is a condition where a break occurs in the vertebrae. This condition is most common in people suffering from osteoporosis. Besides this, compression fracture could also occur due to spine injuries caused in car accidents. If this condition occurs due to osteoporosis, the treatment will be based on treating osteoporosis and that will include medication aimed at strengthening bones and improving their density.

Ankle and Foot Sprains

Ankle and foot sprains are also commonly seen when we talk about orthopedic injuries. These conditions generally arise in athletes and people who perform high-impact activities. In the case of ankle and foot sprains, the ligament connecting adjacent bones is damaged and it causes pain & swelling. Rest is the best option to treat this condition.

Wrist Fracture

Wrist fracture could either occur due to trauma or workplace injuries. The most common cause of fractures occurring in the wrist is falling directly on the hand and that may occur either at home or while playing. Non-serious cases of wrist fracture can be treated by applying a cast or a splint, but displaced or comminuted wrist fractures may require surgery involving the use of the Hand Plating System.

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