Fracture Healing

Fracture healing is a complex process that takes place by two mechanisms: primary or direct healing and secondary or indirect healing. Direct healing involves the reduction of the fractured bone ends either through open reduction or internal fixation surgery. Indirect healing does not require reduction and some amount of motion and weight-bearing at the fracture site induces callus and secondary bone formation.

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I wanted a second opinion to check if my fractured sacrum has fully healed.

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I got a fracture in my sacrum. After taking rest for two months, the doctor advised me to do an MRI scan. The result showed that the stress fracture has got healed. But still, I have some numbness and pain in the area after doing exercise. My pain begins and ends very quickly. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do not have any fracture now. There is callus formation which suggests the healing process. To regain tensile strength, it takes some time for a month. I suggest you avoid sport...  Read Full »

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