These around-the-joint fractures are usually complex. Because they occur in or next to the joint itself, limiting mobility, there often is a great deal of pain associated with periarticular fractures. Find out how this fracture type is different than others, and how it’s treated.
Causes & Triggers
- Acute trauma
- Direct blow
- High-energy collision (especially motor vehicle accident)
- Joint disorder
Signs & Symptoms
- Difficulty or inability to move the limb
Tips & Treatment
- Because of the complex nature of the repair and potential for complication, this type of fracture is considered complex and very unforgiving.
- Treating this type of fracture usually involves operative fracture management by an orthopedic expert.