Deficiency of synostosis observed after a fracture poses a serious problem, both for a patient and a doctor. It can result in permanent damage of mobility system. While talking about synostosis disorders, one must mention the most important issue i.e. the causes for its occurrence.
Local causes that may impair synostosis include: circulatory problems in an injured area and improper reduction of fracture in the case of comminuted fracture in which dislocation occurred. Another cause may involve improper immobilization, insufficient time of immobilization (early removal of plaster cast), too rapid activation of a broken limb, or improper rehabilitation.
What also plays a role in the process is a patient’s age because reconstruction of bone tissue proceeds differently in a child and an elder person. The standard procedure includes immobilization of a broken limb in a plaster cast or orthesis. It is usually removed when X-ray examination confirms the lack of elasticity and resilience in the area of fracture and lack of ache, as it confirms a so-called clinical union. Sometimes an orthopedist has to perform an operational ostheosynthesis of a fractured limb or its fragments when there are no prospects of healing in a plaster cast. In such a procedure special screws or plates are used, which is to facilitate proper healing of a broken bone. They are usually removed after some time, however, in the case of elderly patients they may be left for their safety. A limb that has been broken still requires special care and treatment, even after completing recovery procedures. It applies mainly to elderly patients in whom reconstruction processes take longer than in young people and they usually suffer from a number of other diseases resulting from age, such as osteoporosis or circulatory problems.
The process of bone tissue reconstruction can be aided by physical procedures, both while wearing a plaster cast e.g. magnetic field and after removing it. The next phase involves exercises that are to bring back muscular strength and mobility in an injured joint. It must be noted that muscular atrophy in plaster proceeds very fast and thus, it is recommended to exercise in a plaster cast if a doctor allows.
Stem cells therapies offered by Pulsmed Hospital are a great opportunity for quick recovery. Stem cells harvested from a patient’s adipose tissue and administered directly into the area of fracture facilitate healing, as a result a bone gets stronger, and regeneration and recovery processes are definitely faster.