External Fixators-an Effective Treatment For Fractures
There has been a tremendous advancement in the field of orthopedics through the ages. This advancement has contributed enormously to the alleviation of trauma and pain caused by bone fractures sustained through accidents or mishaps. Bone or spinal fractures are sustained by the young and able-bodied in accidents albeit as a person advances in age, there is every possibility that the person suffers from osteoporosis which is degenerative problem. This degenerative ailment sets in septuagenarians after the bones in the body are liable to become brittle and crack or break causing fractures. These are not sustained fractures, but are compression fractures.
Spinal Column The Support for the Human body
It is common knowledge that the spinal column, which is also known as the backbone is the supporting frame for the entire body. Any displacement in the bones of the spinal column can result in substantial damage to the backbone. External fixators are essentially medical contraptions that widely used to treat a vast array of bone and soft tissue problems. These are also used for lengthening and the reconstruction of the limb. These devices are advantageous since they are the least invasive as compared to internal pins and are better in maintaining the weak areas firmly fixed. Spinal implants comprise the most rapidly growing segment in the area of medical devices. There are much better and state-of-the-art types of spinal implants that are used for the treatment of spine problems. The Orthopaedic Implants is considered to be the most suitable device for arthroplasty procedures which consists of a first and second plate, an axial support that lies between both the plates and torsional supports which may be either one or two that connect the first plate and the second plate. People suffering from hip joint problems undergo excruciating pain due to degeneration of bones and Hip Prosthesis is means of a support that is provided to the hip bone to reduce the pain in the hip joint. In the field of orthopedics, locking plates are used to stabilize the fractured bones by using interlocking nails and fortify the weak bones. These locking plates are made of stainless steel to avoid corrosion or rust and contain openings for insertion of interlocking nails which firmly bind the bones.
The Promising Future
While there have been dramatic transitions in the medical science, there are constructive efforts being made to develop radical treatment methods that would eradicate pain from the human body and time will only tell about the development.