Prob­lem­atic bone in­jury

Sunday Trust - - BEAUTY - Dr. Nathaniel Ade­wole, MO­BILE: 0803 8039182 EMAIL: nade­

I had an ac­ci­dent four months ago and had a frac­ture on my leg. A tra­di­tional bone set­ter worked on the leg but up till now I can­not walk prop­erly and my leg is bent. Hal­ima

Most of tra­di­tional bone set­ters work on the prin­ci­ple that if there is frac­ture and the frac­ture is not dis­placed and pos­si­bly bro­ken again and re­set it will not heal. The problem comes when there is dis­place­ment or even loss of a piece of bone. If the bone does not fix well it will heal in an­gu­lated form with as­so­ci­ated pains and de­for­mity. Nowa­days the tra­di­tional bone set­ters too ask for X-Ray.

Though it will sound bias com­ing from a med­i­cal doc­tor, but the truth is that in se­ri­ous cases of frac­ture, tra­di­tional bone set­ters could be­come neg­a­tive. Right now I have three neigh­bours who had to re­sort back to or­tho­dox or oth­opaedic surgery af­ter wast­ing time and money on tra­di­tional bone heal­ers.

I will sug­gest you go to an oth­opaedic cen­tre or unit for proper as­sess­ment and treat­ment.

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