MSK 11 – 6 Steps you MUST know in fracture healing

Types of fractures Top row (Left to right): Transverse, Oblique, Segmental Bottom row (left to right) Angulated, Shifted, Comminuted

Types of fractures
Top row (Left to right):
Transverse, Oblique, Segmental
Bottom row (left to right)
Angulated, Shifted, Comminuted

What are the 6 steps of healing a bone fracture?

  1. Haematoma formation
  2. Granulation Tissue formation
  3. Soft Callus formation
  4. Hard callus conversion
  5. Ossification
  6. Remodelling

Find out more on the Common Rounds on how bone fractures can be described and what factors affect its healing.

MSK10 – When the bone gets inflammed – Osteomyelitis

diabetic-osteomyelitis

Diabetic Osteomyelitis; Case courtesy of Dr Frank Gaillard, Radiopaedia.org. From the case rID: 7663

Ever wonder what osteomyelitis was? What is the most likely cause of it? Find out on the Common Rounds.

Answer to FB question:

Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of bone and marrow, virtually always secondary to infection. Common organisms are pyogenic bacteria and mycobacteriaThese organisms may reach the bone by (1) hematogenous spread, (2) extension from a contiguous site, and (3) direct implantation