Fractures that can be treated at home
Home Fracture Reduction Service
People with mobility issues often break bones from falls at home. Moving them to a hospital for treatment can be painful. Sometimes, treating them at home is possible. But they always need an x-ray first.
A classic Colles fracture happens when a person falls and lands on their hands. To treat this, a doctor numbs the area, then realigns the broken bones. They then put on a cast for four weeks.
For a humerus fracture near the top of the arm, after confirming it’s a fracture and not out of place, they just put a cast on for two weeks. After that, physiotherapy helps regain movement.
It should be noted that the above ways of dealing with fractures at home are only aimed at people with severe limitations in mobility (generally elderly people). Hospital treatment is preferable because:
- Reversal can be done by administration of intoxication for absolute analgesia.
- Repeated radiological control and, if necessary, corrective reduction is done for a perfect result, which is important for young people, in whom the full range of motion of the adduction is important.
- In some cases, surgical correction is indicated for better results.