complication in bone healing? etiology? tx? complications of fractues?
- healing: can include delayed union, which means not healed in 4-6 months.
- Etiologies: nonapproximated fragments, infection, smoking, malnutrition, poor circulation.
- tx: nobe grafting, internal/external fixation, electrical bone stimulation, or mixture.
- Complications: fat embolism syndrome, petechial skin rash, compartment syndrome.
- FES: it is like a PE, but w fat. It has the same signs of the PE as well.
- Compartment: trauma to soft tissue around the fracture. -- Causes: decreased compartment size, increased compartment content, or external applied pressure. -- symptoms: the 6 ps. Painful, pulseless, pale, paresthesia (tingling or thicking), paresis (weakness, partial paralysis), cold.