The doctors who work as part of our GP home doctor service for recovery in Costa del Sol will use different methods to repair bone fractures depending on the location, type, and severity of the break.
Fractures and bone breaks can be complete or partial with some requiring surgery or metal plates to help the bone repair itself, while others may only need a brace.
We understand that everyone heals from a broken bone differently as the process will depend on the nature and extent of your injury, the stability of the fracture and your genes.
Our GP home doctor service for recovery in Costa del Sol will help ensure your broken bone heals correctly. If you don't get the right treatment from a doctor, then there's a chance your bone will heal in an unusual and incorrect position which could cause you problems with mobility later down the line.
The treatment provided by our GP home doctor service for recovery in Costa del Sol aims to restore a normal shape to your bone. The treatment will manipulate your bone and reset it into its correct position. Bone fractures can have varying degrees of severity and some can have serious complications if they're not set correctly. That's why our GP home doctor service for recovery in Costa del Sol will monitor your recovery at every stage.
No matter how severe a bone fracture is, you should always see your doctor when you're recovering from a broken bone. This will help to ensure you avoid future complications, such as abnormal healing, loss of function, or weakening of the bone.
Other complications of improperly treated bone fractures include:
Depending on the type and location of the broken bone, your doctor may recommend the following treatments:
Once your bone has been repositioned, doctors will typically immobilize the broken bone with a plaster or fibreglass cast to hold the bone in place while it heals. Our GP home doctor service for recovery in Costa del Sol will keep an eye on the progress of your recovery and will advise you on any potential changes or progressions with your cast.
A functional cast or brace is slightly different from a traditional cast as it allows for limited and controlled movement of the nearby joints.
There are typically three phases of healing after you break a bone and our GP home doctor service for recovery in Marbella will give you the support and advice you need to get through the healing process.
The inflammatory phase is the first stage of healing that occurs immediately after the injury. This is where the blood vessels damaged by the broken bone begin to release blood which then clots. This inflammation should start to go down one week after the initial break.
The repairing phase starts just a few days after the break and continues for about 2 – 3 weeks. In this phase, your body starts developing cartilage and tissue in and around the fracture site to help stabilise the break.
This is the final phase in fracture healing. During this phase, solid bone will start to replace the spongy bone and complete the healing process.
To find out more about our GP home doctor service for recovery in Costa del Sol, visit our website.