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Do I need a surgery for this kind of broken bone?

Patient: I am 22 years old and I have a broken left leg bone which the doctor said I have to have a surgery for this type of broke or if I dont i will have a broken joint for like 5-10 years from now. but when I see another doctor, he said for this case you don’t have to have a surgery or you can have a surgery. So, do I have to have surgery? plz look at the x ray film:

 

 

Doctor: From your x-rays, you have an intra-articular fracture. This simply means that the portion of broken bone forms part of a joint. A potential long term complication of fractures of this nature is early arhtritis. As such, these types of fratures require special care to reduce the likelihood of this complication. I think your fracture would be best treated by surgery.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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