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Wire usage for knee fracture surgery. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor ...
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   want to know about the knee fracture
Doctor :   k
User :   wat treatment can be done?
User :   is there anything like rope which is used to join the bones?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u specify
User :   my friend has got a fracture in knee.he is a guy of age 28
Doctor :   k
User :   some r telling it will take one year for that to get healed
Doctor :   there is no rope
Doctor :   ok
User :   do they mean wire?
Doctor :   yep kwire
User :   wat is it actually?how long approximately it will take to remove the wire
User :   wat are all the complications?
User :   will they be normal after removing?can they run,do trekking...etc?
Doctor :   it takes time to heal
User :   is there anything called knee cup r plate?
Doctor :   Treatment for knee fractures is based on the severity of the fracture and the bone involved
Doctor :   Usually fractures of the femur require some form of surgical stabilization.
Doctor :   Mild fractures of the patella can sometimes be treated with immobilization
User :   m not getting..can u please explain
Doctor :   if it is upper end of tibia that is fracture,which forms knee joint
Doctor :   it takes time
User :   k...
Doctor :   patella or knee bone fracture
Doctor :   by immobilization
Doctor :   Displaced patellar fractures, however, require surgery.
User :   patella is for the knee cup or plate
Doctor :   Most surgery involves the placement of screws, plates, wires or rods.
User :   k
User :   k
Doctor :   regarding the recovery
Doctor :   depends on the severity of fracture and bones invovled
Doctor :   Exactly when the knee can begin moving depends on the strength of the repair your surgeon is able to achieve.
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Gentle motion can usually begin in the first weeks following surgery.
Doctor :   r u there
User :   ya
User :   can they b able to continue with normal activities after the wire is removed?
Doctor :   did u get ur doubt
Doctor :   ya
Doctor :   with some restriction intially
User :   in wat case,wire will be used(minor or major?)
Doctor :   depends on the patient condition
Doctor :   how good is the physiotherapy
User :   restriction????
Doctor :   soon after surgery
User :   k
User :   so for minor cases also,wire can be used rite?
Doctor :   not likely
User :   !!!!!!!
Doctor :   the fracture usually heals with 3 to 6 months
Doctor :   if the general condition of the patient is good
User :   k...but it is almost 1 yr
User :   will it take dat much time to remove the wire?
User :   dat's y i m afraid whether it will create any problem in the future?
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   it wont create any problem usually
Doctor :   did ur friend check with orthopaedician
Doctor :   usually they remove kwire around 5 months on average
Doctor :   sometimes as early as 3 months
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done. and say when done.
User :   ya...
User :   ya..he checked they told it will b removed in 2 months
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know
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User :   jus i was browsing and got to c ...
User :   one final question doctor...
Doctor :   k
User :   so this wire can be used for knee plates(cup) right?
Doctor :   yes they do use wire itself
Doctor :   anywhere in world
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   its safe
User :   i was worried because it s taking 1 yr
Doctor :   k
User :   i have heard normally it will b healing in 6 months r so...dat s y i m worried more
Doctor :   ya u need to know from ur treating doctor why it is getting delayed
Doctor :   ok
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User :   k doctor...
User :   thanks a lot for the advice
User :   will fill up
Doctor :   hi
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