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Edema is defined as the accumulation of some fluid insoft tissues of the body. Often, after fracture of the foot, you can see the appearance of swelling of the injured limb. This is due to the fact that the blood flow to this part of the body was disturbed. Edema often occurs only with a leg injury. It can appear as soon as the primary injury has been received, and develop after a considerable period of time, despite the fact that all the traces of the fracture have long healed.

Usually, swelling that occurs as a result of an injurylegs, are a long and not a passing phenomenon. Often the cause of such consequences of trauma, in addition to poor blood flow, is damage or disruption of the integrity of muscle tissue, muscles or ligaments, a violation of their normal functioning.

When there is swelling of the injured legThe patient most often experiences severe aching pain at the site of the fracture. You can also notice a change in the color of the skin in this place. If the fracture of the leg is open, splintered, offset or intraarticular, the swelling can cover not only the injured part of the limb, but all of it.

Sometimes patients with similar injuries canto lose the sensitivity of the skin at the site of the fracture, to experience constant soreness in this place, and also often the motor activity of a person decreases. It is because of this that complications can develop and controversial situations arise in traumatologists when examining and prescribing treatment.

Causes of swelling after fracture of the leg

Often there are cases when afterthe application of gypsum by the medical workers of the bone is well fused, and after removal of the bandage the skin and tissues remain without visible damage, however, after a certain period of time, the patient's edema of the previously injured limb arises during the rehabilitation of the patient.

Similar problems are generally considered lymphatic, which gave them the name "lymphostasis".

Lymphatic edema occurs as a result ofdisturbance of the workings of lymph drainage and outflow. And as a result of the fracture, not only bones, but also nearby tissues, vessels, muscles, ligaments, nerves, lymph nodes and the like can be damaged. As a result of the appearance of lymphostasis, complications can occur that occur as elephantiasis, cystoses, ulcers, fibrosis and others. There are cases where when swelling of tissues occurs not only its densification, but also in the place where the injury is obtained, there is a thickening of the skin.

When violations of the integrity of ligaments are limitedmovement in the joints, or vice versa, there is excessive mobility in them. Because of this, the joints swell more, which is the cause of bone growths and the development of the disease "elephant bone."

If any symptoms of swelling of the legs after a fracture should immediately seek medical attention, ignoring them leads to far from the most pleasant consequences.

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How to remove the swelling of the legs after a fracture?

Remove foot swelling after a serious injurycan modern medications or procedures, which appoint a doctor. Methods for eliminating the swelling of the limbs, there are several: folk, traditional and alternative.

Traditional methods include the use ofvarious gels, creams and ointments that help improve lymph flow, as well as blood flow. For the application of this method of treatment, preparations containing heparin, anti-inflammatory substances and ketoprofen containing topical preparations are used.

In addition to drugs that only applyexternally, also use a variety of physio procedures, such as UV irradiation, electrophoresis, electrostimulation and so on. However, it should always be remembered that traditional methods of treatment do not always give the patient the opportunity to see the result in a short period of time.

Here are some examples of what a doctor can prescribe for removing the swelling of the leg after a fracture:

Ketoprofenic or ichthyol ointment, theyhave a warming effect, improve blood flow and lymph drainage. Apply them should be no more than 2-3 times during the day, gently rubbing into the skin area until completely absorbed;

Hydromassage or even an ordinary massage will also bepromote better blood supply to damaged tissues and improve the production and outflow of lymph. You can entrust the massage to a specialist, however, if you wish, you can do it at home yourself after an experienced massage therapist advises you;

Electrostimulation of muscles also has a beneficial effect on tissues and muscles after injury;

If traditional methods of treatment do not help, then it is worth turning to already proven folk medicine. This will give a faster result.

Treatment with this method involves rubbinga variety of special oils in the place where the fracture was obtained. As oils for rubbing can be used fir, cedar and other oils that have a warming effect and tissue regeneration. Also compresses are used with the use of special clay or tinctures (some of them are allowed to be taken orally).

Here are some examples of folk treatments that are most effective in removing edema after a fracture of the lower limbs:

Blue clay is used. A small flat cake is made from it, which should completely cover the damaged area. And it is applied to the place of injury for 40-60 minutes. Such a compress is allowed to be done 2-3 times a day;

Fir oil carefully rubbed into the skin, where there is swelling of the tissues. The procedure should be done immediately after sleep and before it. This recipe is used most often and is the most effective;

Infusion of arnica. Several tablespoons of a crushed plantpour steep boiling water, for 1 liter of liquid take about 30 g arnica. Insist all about 60 minutes, filter through several layers of gauze. The resulting infusion is used for lotions and compresses that are applied for 1/4 hours shortly before sleep.

The author of the article: Vafaeva Julia Valerievna, nephrologist; Kaplan Alexander Sergeevich, Trauma Physician, orthopedist